Student Ambassadors

Ask an Ambassador!

Each year the Admissions and Recruitment Office selects students to serve as Western Law ambassadors. Ambassadors assist with events such as Orientation, our annual Welcome Day, recruiting receptions, and the phone campaign. They also give tours of the Faculty of Law and provide general information about their student experience. Below we feature some of our current ambassadors. They would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Western Law. Feel free to email them directly at the email addresses provided.

Sarah DeGenova, Class of 2020Sarah DeGenova

“I chose Western Law for the sense of community it fosters and the incredible learning and development opportunities it provides. I couldn't be happier with my decision! All of the professors are friendly and supportive, and often go out of their way to help students. The small group structure of Western Law fosters collegiality, and has allowed me to develop friendships I know will last a lifetime. In addition to excellent academics, Western’s legal clinics, moot court competitions, internship opportunities, and intramural sports teams have given me an unparalleled law school experience.”
sdegenov@uwo.ca  

Jessica FungJessica Fung, Class of 2020

“We've all heard the horror stories about law school being an overly competitive environment, where students are willing to do anything and everything to get top grades or a prestigious summer job, even if it’s at the expense of their peers. Western Law is nothing like that! Instead, the law school is one big family: the students are extremely friendly and willing to go out of their way to help you, and the professors are approachable and helpful. Even though I’m not from London, I can honestly say I’ve never felt more at home.”

 

Brandon Pedersen, Class of 2020Brandon Pedersen

“I completed my undergraduate degree at Western University and chose to return to Western for law school. I couldn't be happier with my decision; from the lifelong friendships I’ve made, professors I’ve learned from, and all the staff who contribute to my development, the Western Law community offers an amazing support system for anyone looking to gain a high-quality legal education.”

Julia MillerJulia Miller, Class of 2020

“I chose Western because of its small group program and interesting faculty. I was hesitant about Western at first because I thought it was a Business Law school and I knew that corporate law wasn't for me. However, I quickly learned that Western Law is a diverse academic community with leading professors from all areas of law. For example, I had criminal law with Ian Scott, former director of Ontario's Special Investigation's Unit. I also had the opportunity to work for Professor Richard McLaren, an expert in Sports Law who served as an investigator with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Western Law’s offerings extend well beyond Business Law, allowing students to explore their options in a variety of areas.” jmill263@uwo.ca 

Jenny Huang, Class of 2020Jenny Huang

“Western Law offers an excellent selection of classes, which was attractive to me because I wanted to broaden my horizons (from my science background) and explore different areas of law. Two things really drew me to Western Law: first, the professors truly care about the students and often go above and beyond to ensure students are having a fulfilling learning experience. Second, the students are encouraging and eager to help one another succeed. I am thankful for all the life-long friendships I have formed and could not have asked for a better law school experience.”
jhuan459@uwo.ca 

Shernaz Cyrus PatelShernaz Cyrus Patel, Class of 2020

“Before starting law school, I was a varsity athlete. I was nervous about starting something new without the support of my team, but I quickly found that the Western community feels like a team. I’m glad I chose Western Law for my legal education. The administration, professors, and fellow students foster a supportive environment. I genuinely feel I belong, and I am always encouraged to do my best. The people I met in my small group are some of my closest friends and I am confident that these friendships will last a lifetime.”

 

Gordon Chan, Class of 2019Gordon Chan

“All my life I have performed best within a supportive and collaborative environment.  Here at Western Law my professors and classmates have been instrumental in creating that type of atmosphere.  I am confident I have formed friendships that will last long after I graduate.  Further, because Western offers numerous extracurricular clubs, advocacy competitions, and legal clinics, I have been able to explore a diverse set of interests.  Studying at Western Law has been everything I hoped for.  I could not be happier with my decision to attend law school here.”
 

Sakshi PachisiaSakshi Pachisia, Class of 2019

“Before starting law school, I was scared, nervous, and excited all at the same time!  During my time at Western Law those feelings have stayed with me, but I’ve been able to add “comfortable” to that list.    From the accomplished professors to the hard-working peers and from the caring administration to the encouraging barista in Chambers: every person in the Western Law community has pushed me to be a better version of myself.  I have learned so much and I am truly glad I chose Western for my legal education.”

 

Umar Khan, Class of 2019Umar Khan

“I am happy to have found a home at Western Law. The supportive administration, knowledgeable faculty, and welcoming student body all contribute to making Western Law an inclusive space in which the pursuit of legal knowledge manifests as a shared activity.  Beyond the incredible opportunities offered in refining legal skills, Western Law offers students the ability to continuously grow as concerned individuals through both club and committee involvement, and student-run initiatives focused on community service.”
 

Tea PrpaTea Prpa, Class of 2019

“Coming to law school was my first time moving away from home, but from the first day at Western Law you are introduced to a community that will always be by your side.  I have felt supported and encouraged throughout the development of my legal career, both professionally and personally.  There are countless resources and opportunities, from clinics to intramurals to clubs, and you will learn about law at the highest level both inside and outside of the classroom.  I can confidently say that my Western Law family has become my home away from home.”