2022 - Fall Term
Aliyyah is a third-year law student in the English Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. Aliyyah is passionate about the ways in which the law interacts with minoritized communities, and how the law and policy may act as a tool for further disenfranchisement. She is further interested in racial and gender equity, health policy, Indigenous rights and privacy law and surveillance. Aliyyah recently summered at Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto and will be returning in 2023 to complete her articles. Throughout her time in law school, Aliyyah has worked with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, as a division leader in the family law section, furthering her passion for access to justice. Additionally, in her first year of law school Aliyyah worked as a research assistant at the uOttawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics on an international team, researching legal discourses surrounding reproductive health law.
Prior to law school, Aliyyah received her Bachelor of Arts in International Development & Political Science from McGill University. Outside of law school, Aliyyah is an avid reader, runner and plays for her school's amateur softball team. Hailing from the coast of British Columbia, Aliyyah enjoys being in nature and is always scouting new hiking trails that rival the west coast.