MEET THE TEAM

Our Executive Committee 2017-2018

Monica Wadekar, Kate O’Neill, Filbert Lam, Eunice Lam, Matthew Lewis, Jane Kenny, Meghan Vaillancourt & Fiona Fingland

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  • Monica Wadekar
    Monica WadekarPresident

    Monica is a fourth year LLB Honours student studying Law and Economics. She is originally from India, but has grown up in Europe, North America, and Asia. She has been involved with the Commercial Law Society for the past two years, as a member and then as Mentorship Director. As President, Monica’s role involves overseeing the Society as a whole. Her aim for the Society this year is to put members in the best possible position when applying for vacation schemes and training contracts, by increasing students’ exposure to the legal industry. She also hopes to expand the Society’s member base to include a wider variety of academic backgrounds.

    • Kate O’Neill
      Kate O’NeillVice President

      Kate is a fourth year Law and Business LLB student. She was very active in the Commercial Law Society as a member in second year and was the External Relations Director last year. She is currently Vice President and has the responsibility of helping organize events as well as handle administrative and financial matters for the Society. Her goal is to set up as many networking opportunities as possible for the members of the Society and to help the Society grow.

      • Filbert Lam
        Filbert LamExternal Relations Director

        Filbert is a fourth year Law student, with particular interests in international and company law. He is from Singapore, where he gained some experience in civil and commercial dispute resolution. He was very active in the Commercial Law Society as a member before going abroad to Belgium and is now the External Relations Director. He is responsible for contacting law firms to establish sponsorship for the Society. He also helps to arrange events with sponsors and is their primary point of contact. His goal is to set up as many opportunities as possible for the members of the Society. Filbert also enjoys mooting on the side.

        • Eunice Lam
          Eunice LamMentorship Director

          Eunice is a final year Law LLB Honours student. Having grown up in Singapore, she appreciates and advocates the importance of increasing diversity in the legal profession. Being the Mentorship Director, she is responsible for organising the Mentorship programme, where students are paired with industry professionals to better understand the legal profession and seek help from their mentors when they require such help. In addition, she is also a committee member of Aspiring Solicitors at the University and through the collaboration with CLS, hopes to provide practical help and advice for members to gain access to the legal profession.

          • Matthew Lewis
            Matthew LewisCompetitions Director

            Matthew is a fourth year MA History & Politics student. He is originally from London, though grew up in continental Europe and Asia. As Competitions Director of the Commercial Law Society, Matthew is responsible for organising the Negotiation and Contract Drafting Competition, which will be judged by legal professionals. His goal is to expand the non-law student membership of the society over the coming year, especially through involvement in the competition and negotiation workshops. In addition to CLS, Matthew has been an active member of FreshSight, the university’s student-run consultancy.

            • Fiona Fingland
              Fiona FinglandMarketing Director

              Fiona is a fourth year Law and Business LLB student. As a member of the society last year, participating in the mentorship programme, Fiona was keen to help support the society and encourage more students to participate. Fiona is responsible for the weekly society newsletter and social media pages.

              • Jane Kelly
                Jane KellyUndergraduate Relations Director

                Jane is a second year LLB Law and German student. In her role, she hopes to mitigate against the common misconceptions about big city firms and impress upon students that a Scots law degree and moreover non-law degrees can set applicants apart. She aims to help students, particularly in their first year, to be proactive in beginning their career research and building up a skill set looked for by top firms early on. Aside from being in the CLS, Jane is a member of the university badminton club and enjoys running.

                • Meghan Vaillancourt
                  Meghan VaillancourtGraduate Relations Director

                  Meghan is currently a second year Graduate LLB student. She grew up in Montréal, Canada. Prior to studying law, she studied Classics and History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She graduated from Queen’s University in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Honours with Distinction. As the Graduate Representative for the CLS, Meghan represents the graduate student body within the society.

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