Roxanne Alam Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary office:  Montréal

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Roxanne Alam

Roxanne Alam is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office.

Roxanne is currently completing a joint bachelor’s degree in law (JD and LLL) at the University of Ottawa. She is vice-president of communications of Programme de Droit Canadien, a student association where she acts as a liaison between the civil law and common law faculties to promote the interests of students.

Roxanne holds a bachelor of arts with a major in sociology and a minor in international development studies from McGill University, where she later earned a certificate in civil law.

After earning her certificate, Roxanne had the opportunity to work at a law firm on two important litigation cases, one of which the firm succeeded in having a permanent injunction against a client rejected. She found this experience to be truly rewarding.

During her studies, Roxanne interned at the Parliament of Canada, where she participated in the legislative process of Bill C-262, which addresses the application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law. She also represented the University of Ottawa during the inaugural Canadian Copyright Policy Moot where her team won first place.

As part of her education, she studied abroad at the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Italy, and will be going to the University of Hong Kong in the fall of 2018.

Roxanne will spend the majority of her time at Gowling WLG’s Montreal office working in the firm’s Litigation group.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      March 2018
      First place at the Inaugural Canadian Copyright Policy Moot (representing the University of Ottawa)
    • Education
      Student exchange program with the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law)
  • 2017

    • Career
      Parliament of Canada, Legal intern for Romeo Saganash, Critic for Intergovernmental Indigenous Affairs - Legal research and work on Bill C-262
  • 2016

    • Education
      ROBIC LLP, Law student in the intellectual property and litigation department, Montréal
    • Rankings & Awards
      Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant awarded by the University of Ottawa for a project on 3D printing
  • 2015

    • Education
      Université de Montréal, certificate in civil law
  • 2013

    • Education
      Independent research project: shortlisted for the McGill Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)
  • 2012

    • Education
      McGill University, bachelor’s degree in sociology and international development
    • Community
      Midnight Kitchen - community kitchen (McGill University), Montréal
    • Community
      Social Justice Committee, researcher, Montréal
    • Education
      Student exchange program with the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy)
  • 2009

    • Education
      Vanier College, Diploma of collegial studies in Law and Society (honours)
  • 2007

    • Education
      École secondaire Mont-Royal, High school diploma and international program diploma