Our Team
MBLA Executive Committee 2020-2021
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President
Damen J. Tokiwa

Prior to McGill Law, Damen studied English literature at Laurentian University. He graduated with Magna Cum Laude honours and was awarded the Alumni Prize for achieving the highest academic standing in his program. He concurrently earned his Bachelor's of Education Degree at Laurentian as well.

 

Damen's interest in business and entrepreneurship began during his undergraduate studies when he worked as a musician outside of class. After working for the Crown's Criminal Division in Toronto, he is especially interested in prosecutions involving white-collar crime. 

Damen worked as a Senior Caseworker at McGill's Legal Clinic. He is a member of Dalhousie University's Research Ethics Board and also an Advocacy Committee member for the Federation of Asian Canadian lawyers.

 

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President
Victoria Principe

Starting her second year at McGill law, Victoria has always been curious and passionate about finance, more specifically about the intersectionality between law and business.

 

She is interested in Intellectual property, and had the opportunity to explore this interest through a summer job at ROBIC.

 

Through various extracurricular experiences, such as being a faculty advisor for Model UN simulations, being a tutor, and case worker for the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, she has decided to lead the MBLA in the hopes to democratize corporate law, one brick at a time, and to demystify the stereotypes associated with this field of law.

 

In her free time, she loves to free her mind through yoga and poetry.

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Vice President, Finance
Danielle Maor

Danielle is a 3L student at McGill Law. Prior to starting law school, she graduated from Vanier College with a DEC in Honours Social Science.

Danielle developed a keen interest in business law through her coursework and participation in the Davies MSHARES program last year. She is particularly interested in the fields of business, intellectual property, and taxation. To further explore these fields, Danielle will be working at YES Montreal’s legal clinic as part of the Legal Clinic Course to assist entrepreneurs in starting their businesses. In addition to her involvement with the MBLA, Danielle is also a Senior Editor for the McGill Law Journal.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys cooking, playing squash, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Vice President, Media & Communications
Archanah Thurairatnam

Archanah is currently a 2L student at McGill Law. Prior to studying law, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Ottawa where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

 

Archanah developed her interest in corporate law once she started law school where she had the ability to attend numerous events. She also serves as the Director of Communications for the McGill Arbitration Student Society. She further developed her keen interest in the intersection of public and private law through her internship at the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

 

Outside of school, Archanah enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping up with Canadian politics, and trying out new recipes.

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Vice President, Media & Communications
Mohand Khouider

Mohand is currently studying at McGill Law School after graduating with a B.Sc. in Neuroscience with a minor in Finance.

 

He is currently CEO of VAE Labs - a startup which has increased the solubility of caffeine in order to create a multi-serving, pocket-size energy spray. He has also pitched on Dragons’ Den! He has extensive experience in neuroscience research, ranging from identifying biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease to designing and leading a clinical study on the effects of tDCS on implicit motor learning.

 

Mohand has a strong interest in business, neuroscience and the law and hopes to put his skills to good use at the MBLA.

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Vice President, Events
Karolina Kasparov

Karolina is a 3L student at McGill Law. Prior to law school, she graduated with an International Business profile from Dawson College.

 

Karolina’s interest in Business Law developed as she was working closely with a small business owner. This experience exposed her to various fields in business law such as employment law, tax law and intellectual property. In addition, Karolina gained certain experience in event planning in her roles as a junior managing editor and an internal managing editor for the McGill Journal of Law and Health. Moreover, she acted as a consulting member at Tamid, where she provided pro-bono advisory services for Israeli startups.

She hopes these experiences will be of great asset in her role as VP events and her future career in corporate law.

 

In her spare time, Karolina enjoys working out, doing yoga, attending music festivals and reading books about psychology.

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Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Kaelyn Macaulay

Kaelyn is a 3L Metis student at McGill Law. Prior to law school, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with distinction from the University of Calgary. 

 

Kaelyn is a research assistant for McGill's iMPACTS project and the sole proprietor of a tutoring business. She is a member of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education and she has previously volunteered with the Calgary Public Library and Montreal's Chez Doris to implement English programs for disadvantaged groups. She is passionate about legal accessibility and equity, and she hopes to implement meaningful change in her working environments as she pursues a career in corporate law.

 

In her spare time, Kaelyn's favourite activities are playing soccer, enjoying some video games, or reading with a good cup of tea and her cat

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Vice President, Events
Ben Delaney

Ben Delaney is a 2L at McGill Law from St. John’s, Newfoundland. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Composition) from Concordia University, class of 2019.

 

He is keenly interested in both the fields of corporate and intellectual property law, which stem from his previous work experience with the Canada Revenue Agency, NL Department of Finance, Big Hello Records, and Matralab. At the faculty, he has published articles through the McGill IP Student Association and the Montréal Artists Legal Clinic, and will begin a 1-year term on McGill Law’s Faculty Council as a student representative in the fall.

 

Outside of school, he can often be found reading, running, or playing guitar or violin.

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Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Ian Bernstein

Ian is a 3L student at McGill Law. Previously, he graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology and a minor in Linguistics.

Ian’s interest in business law began upon entering law school, and grew stronger when he attended a corporate law “firm hop” centered around diversity and inclusion in Toronto. Last year, Ian served as VP Finance for the McGill Business Law Association, and he is delighted to return for the role of VP Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, a position that is being offered for the first time this year. As such, Ian hopes to cultivate a greater awareness among students regarding diversity and inclusion in the realm of corporate law.

Ian is also interested in family law and criminal law. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and kitten, and going on road trips.