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 2021-2022 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

Andrea LeeAndrea Lee

Program Coordinator

Andrea Lee (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Genetics from Western University. Andrea is interested in the intersection of science and the law, particularly intellectual property law. During her first year of law school, she competed in Tory’s LLP Negotiation Moot, and was an executive member of the Western Intellectual Property Association. As a Program Coordinator, Andrea hopes to diversify the pro bono opportunities available to law students at Western this year to serve a broader community within London-Middlesex.

Tanya SoniTanya Soni

Program Coordinator

Tanya Soni (she/her) is an incoming second-year law student at Western. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French at Wilfrid Laurier University. Tanya has worked with PBSC during her first year at Western Law as a volunteer for the Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic and has also worked at Community Legal Services as an associate caseworker. Tanya is interested in litigation and enjoys participating in Moots at Western, during her first year she participated in the Siskinds Moot as well as the Client-Consultation Competition. Tanya will spend her summer as a Team Leader at Community Legal Services and is passionate about promoting equity and inclusion, as well as breaking down access to justice barriers in the London-Middlesex Community!

Kshemani ConstantinescuKshemani Constantinescu

Communications Coordinator

Kshemani Constantinescu (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 Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. Kshemani is interested in litigation and has participated in the Siskinds Virtual Moot and the BLG Client Consultation Competition. She also served as a volunteer researcher for the United Nations Commission of Inquiry project and looks forward to serving as a researcher on Western’s Jessup International Law Moot team. Kshemani hopes to expand student engagement with PBSC in the hopes that more students are motivated to participate in Pro Bono initiatives in their careers.

Sarah ChenSarah Chen

Events Coordinator

Sarah Chen (she/her) is Western PBSC’s Events Coordinator and a 2L dual degree student studying at Western Law and Ivey. Prior to law school, she studied Political Science and worked in banking and consulting. Through her position, she hopes to create an immersive experience for PBSC student volunteers by tying in more involvement from the local London community. Outside of work, Sarah spends her free time watching dog videos and trying new Nespresso recipes. If you have any questions about PBSC events, feel free to reach out to her by email!

Project Leads

Hilary DoyleHilary Doyle

Community Legal Services Community Workshops

Hilary Doyle (she/her) is a 2L student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in English Language and Literature. Hilary is interested in litigation and employment law. Hilary volunteered for the Community Legal Services Workshops Projects in 1L and is exited to return as Project Lead to help administer engaging and effective legal education workshops for the local London community.

Tiffany FarrugiaTiffany Farrugia

Community Legal Services Community Workshops

Tiffany Farrugia (she/her) is an incoming second-year student at Western Law. Prior to law school, she earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Justice Studies. Tiffany is interested in litigation and solving people-centred problems. Tiffany volunteered for Community Legal Services Community Workshops Project in 1L and is excited to return as a Project Lead this year to continue to deliver and commence preparing other students to administer informative workshops to local community members.

Samantha KrolSamantha Krol

Community Legal Services Community Workshops

Samantha Krol (she/her) is a 2L dual degree candidate studying at Western Law and the Ivey Business School. Samantha is a Project Lead for the Community Legal Services (CLS) Community Workshops Project. During her first year at Western Law, Samantha volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, interned at Western Law’s Dispute Resolution Centre, co-authored a case study for Ivey Publishing, and was actively involved with the Ivey Law Club. As a CLS Community Workshops Project Lead, Samantha hopes to alleviate the access to justice issue by equipping volunteers with the necessary skills to deliver interactive seminars within the local London community.

Arthi KunasingamArthi Kunasingam

Project Consent

Arthi Kunasingam (she/her) is a Project Lead with Pro Bono Students Canada on 'Project Consent'. Arthi is an incoming 3L student passionate about pursuing a career in criminal law, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault. She recently worked with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Waterloo Crown Attorney's office this past summer where she was able to apply her legal knowledge to real-life cases. Arthi has been with the project since it first started in her 1L year - this will be Project Consent's third year running. Arthi is looking forward to making a difference in the London community through Project Consent, with the hope of continuing to expand and refine the project with the help of our volunteers.

Justyna ZukowskiJustyna Zukowsk

Project Consent

Justyna Zukowski (she/her) is an incoming 2L 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. This year, she is excited to take on more responsibility as a Project Lead and hopes that Project Consent’s presentation reaches more classrooms in the London-Middlesex community. She is eager to relay the evolving law of consent and sexual assault to others.