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Hirra Gilani B.A., M.A., LL.B

Hirra obtained her Law Degree from Kingston University in London, England. Throughout Law School Hirra was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements by being awarded both the Course Director’s Prize and Top Course Performer’s Award. As an excellent legal researcher and oral advocate with a keen interest in the international judicial arena Hirra was given the opportunity to represent Kingston University in The International Criminal Court Moot Competition held in The Hague, Netherlands.

Prior to Law School Hirra completed her Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science with Research Specialization Option from Wilfrid Laurier University. During her undergraduate career she was selected to intern for the Academic Council on the United Nations System which gave her an applied perspective on global governance and international cooperation. This enticed her to continue her academic endeavors to gain a better understanding of international relations. Hirra went on to successfully complete her Master of Arts from The University of Western Ontario where she focused on international relations and security issues, specifically anti-terrorism and preventative policies.

Hirra is committed to continuing education and is an avid educator herself, having had the opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant during her B.A. and M.A. she continues to engage in academia by volunteering her time to assist current students of her alma-matter, Laurier as a Moot Court Coach. Hirra also gives lectures upon request to assist students with an interest in law and advocacy.

Early this year Hirra completed the National Committee of Accreditation (N.C.A.) examination process of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Currently Hirra is a Lawyer Licensing Candidate for the Law Society of Ontario. Upon successfully overcoming many of the challenges that come with being an internationally trained law student, Hirra hopes her narrative may give current N.C.A. candidates the guidance and insights she wished she had when she was going through this process.