Omra Masstan Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French, Farsi

Primary office:  Ottawa

Omra Masstan

Omra Masstan is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. She will focus her summer work in the Advocacy Group.

Omra is completing her JD/MA in the French Common Law program at the University of Ottawa and at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She will be receiving both degrees in 2022. During her studies, Omra worked as a research assistant in international trade law and as a teaching assistant for the first-year Criminal Law course at the University of Ottawa. She is also a senior board member with the Ottawa Law Review and will be serving as the executive editor for French articles in her final year. Outside of the faculty, Omra spent almost two years as a law student with the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section at the Department of Justice Canada. 

Prior to entering law school, Omra completed a bachelor of social science in conflict studies and human rights at the University of Ottawa. During this time, she worked as a program analyst in the Aboriginal Business Financing Directorate at Indigenous Services Canada and as a customer service representative at TD Canada Trust. 

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
      Carleton University, MA in International Affairs (expected)
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (expected)
  • 2015

    • Community
      Afghan Student Association, Member/President
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (magna cum laude)


  • Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa