Recent Common Law graduate Samantha Peters (’16) was honoured at a reception hosted by the Consul General of Grenada on July 9 2016. The event celebrated extraordinary Grenadian-Canadian graduates from across the country. Ms. Peters is the first law school graduate from any Canadian law school to receive this honour from the Consul General of Grenada.
Ms. Peters graduated this past June and will soon start an articling position at the Ottawa office of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, where she will continue to develop her interests in human rights and employment law. Even before undertaking her law degree, Ms. Peters had already acquired a vast amount of professional experience in these areas: “Before law school, I worked for the Ontario Bar Association, the French Ministry of Education, the City of Toronto and I was the recipient of a scholarship from the Canadian International Development Agency which enabled me to work at Grenada Save the Children Development Agency,” she says.
Asked for words of advice for students commencing law school, Ms. Peters stated “Always be connected to the communities that you work for: if you are interested in workers’ rights, support communities advocating for migrant workers’ rights. Or, if you are interested in human rights, reinforce access to justice and law reform initiatives.”
The Common Law Section congratulates Ms. Peters and wishes her lots of success in her new career.