Alyssa joined the firm as a summer student in 2016 and returned in 2017 to complete her articling. She recently graduated from McGill University’s dual common and civil law degree (B.C.L./LL.B.) program, where she studied law in both English and French. During her time at McGill, Alyssa developed an interest in legal advocacy through her experience with Pro Bono Students Canada and the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and was also on the Dean’s Honour List. She was selected to compete in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, where she and her teammate won an award for their written submissions. Alyssa also spent a semester studying law on exchange at the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) in France.
Prior to and during her legal studies, Alyssa worked at the Correctional Service of Canada’s national headquarters, assisting with the implementation of several major policy initiatives in its Corporate Services sector. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, graduating With Distinction from the International Relations program in 2013. During her undergraduate studies, Alyssa also spent a year studying at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris).
Alyssa has her Grade 10 certificate in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and enjoys reading and playing soccer in her free time. She speaks English and French and sometimes likes to think she can speak German.
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.