MEET THE TEAM

Our Executive Committee 2016-2017

Alex Matheson, Griffin Peloso, Ifrath Hussain, Kate O’Neill,

Kayleigh Cheung, Monica Wadekar & Patrick Follan

  • Ifrath Hussain
    Ifrath HussainPresident

    Ifrath is a fourth year LL.B student. As President of the Commercial Law Society, Ifrath is responsible for the overall direction of the society and management of its initiatives. Her goal for the society is to ensure that students have the skills and information necessary to apply for vacation scheme and training contracts– whether that is by attending networking events, workshops or competitions. Ifrath’s academic interests are Commercial, European Union and International Law. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and baking.

    • Patrick Follan
      Patrick FollanVice President

      Patrick is a fourth year LL.B student from Edinburgh. As Vice President he oversees the running of the Society’s internal and external activities. In particular, he is responsible for maintaining CLS’ constitutional, administrative and financial affairs. His goal is to see the Commercial Law Society expand its member base and programmes, while creating a constitutional structure that will ensure the society’s success in future sessions. His academic interests are commercial, trusts and property law and in his free time Patrick enjoys learning and speaking foreign languages, running and reading.

      • Kate O’Neill
        Kate O’NeillExternal Relations Director

        Kate is a third year Law and Business LLB student. She is from Connecticut in the United States. She was very active in the Commercial Law Society as a member last year and is now the External Relations Director. As External Relations Director she is responsible for contacting law firms to establish sponsorship for the Society. She also helps to arrange events with sponsors and is their primary point of contact for the Society. Her goal is to set up as many networking opportunities as possible for the members of the Society. Kate is also an active member of the Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club.

        • Monica Wadekar
          Monica WadekarMentorship Director

          Monica is a third 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 a member of the Commercial Law Society for the past year, and is now involved on the Committee as Mentorship Director. As part of this role, she is responsible for organising the Mentorship Programme and pairing students with industry professionals. In addition to CLS, Monica is an active member of the the Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club, as well as the South Asian Student Association.

          • Kayleigh Cheung
            Kayleigh CheungCompetitions Director

            Kayleigh is a fourth year LLB student studying Law and Accountancy, with particular interests in contract law and IP law. She is motivated to join as a committee member to create a more well-rounded platform for students at the University of Edinburgh. As Competitions Director of the Commercial Law Society, she is responsible in organising the Negotiation and Contract Drafting Competition, which will be judged by legal professionals. She is also organising a negotiation workshop for the Competition participants. Her goal in her role is to expand the scope for the Competition and to provide the best networking opportunities to participants.

            • Alex Matheson
              Alex MathesonUndergraduate Relations Director

              Alex is a second year LLB student, with a particular interest in contract law and litigation. His is role within the committee involves the representation of undergraduate students; gauging their needs to ensure they are best served in committee decision-making, and planning events accordingly. His main aim is to increase membership and participation in the CLS of those in the early years of their degree. Also acting as Student Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, Alex will aim to develop the cooperation between the CLS and AS over the next year.

              • Griffin Peloso
                Griffin PelosoGraduate Relations Director

                Griffin is a second year Graduate LLB student. Prior to starting the LLB he completed an honours four year degree majoring in history and political science, and then worked at a financial institution in an advisory role for 18 months. As the Graduate representative his role is to represent the graduate student body within the society. In his free time, Griffin enjoys playing for the University of Edinburgh ice hockey team, playing tennis, golfing, travelling and perpetuating Canadian stereotypes!

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