About Us

PBSC Western Chapter offers practical hands-on experience to student volunteers and quality professional legal help to organizations. Our students will have the opportunity to develop important legal skills in a supervised setting, promote the value of pro bono service and increase access to justice within the London community and across Canada.

As of May 2019, more than 300 organizations have been involved in PBSC’s Western Chapter with law students working together to complete pro bono projects for organizations in London and the surrounding community.

We are excited to welcome back our returning upper year students and incoming first years! Applications for 2022-2023 PBSC Western Chapter projects will be open in September. We look forward to your applications! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and keep in touch with us via FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Executive Team

Nassima KaddouraNassima Kaddoura

Program Coordinator

Nassima Kaddoura (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at Western University. During her first year of law school, Nassima worked with PBSC as a volunteer for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and worked with the Sport Solution Clinic as a 1L caseworker. She was also VP events for the Middle Eastern North African Law Students Association. Nassima has an interest in criminal and international public law. She is also interested in litigation and was a finalist in the First Year Advocacy Competition and the Torys Negotiation Moot. As program coordinator, Nassima hopes to diversify the communities served by PBSC Western Chapter and to increase the available pro bono opportunities for law students in this initiative.

Ryan Krause

Ryan KrauseProgram Coordinator

Ryan Krause (he/him) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law, completing a combined dual degree at the Ivey Business School. Ryan is excited to further understand the developing relationship between law, the environment, and not-for-profits. During 1L, Ryan sat on Ivey’s Student Council and Western University’s Student Council, where he advocated for alternative tuition payment plans. As a Program Coordinator, Ryan looks forward to connecting law students with the London community and make a positive impact on the city he has called home his whole life.

John SorginiJohn Sorgini

Communications Coordinator

John Sorgini (he/him) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. He is an HBA/JD student entering his fifth year of post-secondary study. Wielding nothing but a high school diploma, John more than makes up for his lack of degree with his bubbly, excitable personality. During his 1L year, John spent the majority of his free time pursuing moot court competitions. As Communications Coordinator, you can be rest assured John will keep you updated and in the loop of all things PBSC. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn about our upcoming events!

Sara Nicole FullerSara Nicole Fuller

Events Coordinator

Sara Fuller (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology at McGill University. There, she was an active member of World University Services Canada supporting refugee students with their transition to McGill and integration with the community. During the summer after 1L, Sara worked as a research assistant for Professor Warnock in the areas of Indigenous, constitutional, and international law. As events coordinator, Sara looks forward to organizing effective and impactful events to engage volunteers and foster a sense of community.

Project Leads

Justyna ZukowskiJustyna Zukowsk

Project Consent

Justyna Zukowski (she/her) is a 3L student at Western Law. She is a Project Lead with Pro Bono Students Canada on ‘Project Consent.’ Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Justyna has an interest in legal education, which motivated her to become involved in Project Consent in 1L. In 2L, she was excited to take on more responsibility as a Project Lead, and helped Project Consent reach many more classrooms in the London-Middlesex community than the year before. She is eager to continue disseminating information on the law of consent and sexual assault to others, and to continue evolving the project to best serve the needs of students in the community.

Sarah CvetkovskiSarah Cvetkovski

Project Consent

Sarah Cvetkovski (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. She is a Project Lead with Pro Bono Students Canada on ‘Project Consent’. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Certificate in Law at Queen’s University. Sarah enjoyed providing legal education to high school students in the London-Middlesex community in her first-year and is looking forward to playing a larger role in the Project this year. With the help of our volunteers, she is looking forward to working on expanding the project both within the local community and throughout the broader legal community.

Nandini NairNandini Nair

Community Workshops

Nandini Nair (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science, with a minor in Biology at McMaster University. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Global Health, specializing in globalization and equity at McMaster. During her first year of law school, Nandini worked with PBSC as a volunteer with the Community Workshops Project. She was also an associate caseworker at the Community Legal Services clinic where she worked primarily on civil law cases. During 1L she was also the vice president of public relations with the Western International Law Association (WILA). As Project Lead of the Community Workshops project, she is looking forward to continue disseminating public legal education and working with the local London community.

Rebecca HynesRebecca Hynes

Community Workshops

Rebecca Hynes (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Management Organizational Studies and Psychology at Western University. Rebecca is passionate about providing legal education to the London-Middlesex community and increasing the accessibility of the legal system more broadly. Alongside the PBSC team she hopes to connect with local community members and address barriers to justice within this population.

Angela KaiserAngela Kaiser

Community Workshops

Angela Kaiser (she/her) is a 2L student at Western Law. Before coming to law school, she earned her Honours Bachelor of Science from Acadia University and a Master of Science in chemistry from McGill University. Angela worked on the ‘Community Workshops’ project with Pro Bono Students Canada in 1L and is excited to continue providing legal education to the local community as a project lead this year. She enjoys empowering individuals by helping them learn about their rights under various pieces of legislation such as the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Residential Tenancies Act.