Photo Credit: Sandra McKenzie, Class of 2007 Photo taken while Sandra clerked with the Court in Winter 2007
The Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories has announced the selection of Clerks for the 2010-2011 academic year. Andrea MacGillivray (Law 3) will clerk with the Court in the Fall term and Sumeya Mulla (Law 2) will attend during the Winter term.
The Northwest Territories Clerkship Program, established by the Faculty of Law in 1983, allows students an opportunity to work alongside Judges of the Supreme Court as they sit locally in Yellowknife and on circuit throughout the Northwest Territories. This program is supported by funds provided by the Faculty of Law, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories and the Law Foundation of Ontario. The Clerkship is an example of the many experiential learning opportunities available at Windsor Law.
Andrea plans to pursue a career in criminal law and, after summering with the Crown Attorney's Office in Metro-West Toronto, will make her way to Yellowknife. Andrea has been active in the clinical and mooting programs while at Windsor Law. In addition to acting as both a Caseworker and Student Litigator at Community Legal Aid, Andrea participated in the Bertha Wilson Moot and the Arnup Cup. She was also a finalist in the Zuber Moot Competition. Andrea applied for this Clerskhip not just for the educational benefits but also the cultural experience of living in the North and working with the Indigenous community.
Sumeya has just completed her first year of law school after completing a Honours B.A. in English. She was active as a Caseworker at Community Legal Aid and participated in the Hicks Morley Moot. Sumeya was attracted to this Clerkship Program because of her committment to access to justice and Aboriginal issues. She plans to pursue a career in advocacy and is confident that clerking for the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories will give her first hand experience to jump start her career plans.