Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa is entering her final semester of McGill’s dual common and civil law degree (B.C.L./LL.B.) program. Having developed a strong interest in civil and commercial litigation, she joined Conway as a summer student in 2016 and will return to the firm as an articling student. Alyssa has gained extensive exposure to legal work through her experience with Pro Bono Students Canada and the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and also competed in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She is interested in student governance and was the Co-President of her second-year class.

Before and during law school, Alyssa completed several assignments in the Correctional Service of Canada’s Corporate Services sector. She graduated With Distinction from the International Relations program at the University of Toronto, where she was the recipient of the Clifton Graham Roberts Admission Award and the Richard Iorweth Thorman Award for International Study. During her undergraduate degree, Alyssa also spent a year studying at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris).

Alyssa enjoys playing piano and soccer in her free time. She speaks English and French and sometimes likes to think she can speak German.

Vipal Jain

Vipal Jain recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa. With a keen interest in litigation, Vipal joined Conway to gain practical exposure to this area.

Vipal’s interest in litigation emerged from participating in two competitive moots. During her second year of law school, Vipal represented University of Ottawa at the Julius Alexander Diversity Moot. Her team won the Best Factum Award.

Vipal has worked as a Research Assistant and has assisted in the intervention of several Supreme Court cases. More recently, she assisted with Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)’s intervener submission to the Supreme Court on cases R v Marakeh and R v Jones.

One of Vipal’s most memorable experiences in law school was being selected to participate in a three-week intensive course on Global Technology Law. As one of ten students selected, she took part in classes in both Ottawa and Israel.

Before law school, Vipal obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science, in genetics and biotechnology from the University of Toronto. Vipal enjoys hiking, camping and most of the activities the outdoor world has to offer.