OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

St.A.G.

STAG MEMBERS SIT ON DEANS’ COMMITTEES AND FACULTY COUNCIL. THEY ARE THE STUDENT VOICE ON MAJOR SCHOOL DECISIONS.

The Student Affairs and Governance (StAG) branch of SLS consists of 4 representatives from each year of students at the law school. StAG is responsible for advocating on your behalf to members of the faculty and administration. The StAG Committee will meet every Monday at 12:30 in the SLS office. All students are welcome to attend and participate in all meetings. Tentative agendas (or a link to the them) will be posted in each week’s SLS Weekly.

Matters discussed at Student Affairs and Governance include anything that requires a bridge between students and the administration whether or not it is strictly related to the academics of the law school.  To that end, if you have an issue that you would like to bring up and you’re not sure who to get in touch with, do not hesitate to contact an Student Affairs and Governance member who can, at the very least, point you in the right direction.  You can also contact the SLS generally at sls.law@utoronto.ca.

In addition to the weekly meetings mentioned above, each Student Affairs and Governance member sits on Faculty Council, which is the governing body of the law school, to ensure that students maintain a strong voice in the administration of the school.  Student Affairs and Governance members also sit on faculty committees (such as Financial Aid and Tuition, Admissions, Mental Health and Wellness, and Gender, Accessibility and Diversity to name a few) which traditionally submit reports to Faculty Council at the end of the year.

 
 

Meet your StAG

Morgan Watkins, President — 3L

ROBERT NANNI, Vice-President Student Affairs and Governance – 2L

3L Representatives

Mehak kawatra

BRENDAN CASSIDY

Sarah kanko

2L Representatives

RACHAEL GIROLAMETTO-PROSEN

Rachael comes to UofT Law and SLS fresh out of Western University, where she completed a business degree. She’s excited to be a first year StAG rep and push an agenda of inclusion, openness, and communication. You can also find her as part of Law Review, Tenant Duty Counsel Assistance Program (TDCAP), and Artist Legal Advice Services (ALAS). In her spare time, Rachael loves to relive her athletic past, and, depending on the day, laces up either her running shoes or hockey skates. However, Rachael can usually be found studying in the library or in a muskoka chair at the waterfront. Come say hi!

RENUKA KOILPILLAI

Renuka was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She subsequently moved down south to complete her undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in sociology and psychology with a minor in public policy. Prior to law school, Renuka was involved in UNC’s Honor System as the Deputy Attorney General whose task was to charge any reported cases of misconduct  such as plagiarism or fighting. Since coming to law school, Renuka has also joined the Aspers Centre’s working group on immigration and refugee law.

As a member of SLS, Renuka hopes to collaborate with faculty and administrators to improve the diversity at the law school in addition to other aspects of the 1L experience. In doing so, she hopes to collect quantifiable measures of success which can be used to track the progress of each project and relay the progress to the rest of the student body.

ALEX SEVERANCE

Although originally from Philadelphia, Alex has lived in Canada for the past eight years. He attended undergrad at McGill, where he majored in Economics. Before law school, he worked for five years as a business analyst at Capital One in their Toronto office. As one of the 1L StAG representatives, Alex is part of a group representing the needs and concerns of the Class of 2021. Having represented students and others in a variety of roles in the past, he plans to bring a diversity of 1L opinions to the table in his work on the committee.

1L Representatives