McGill Arbitration Student Society

Société étudiante d’arbitrage de McGill

Our team

Alana Logie

Director of Management

Alana Logie is the Director of Management of the McGill Arbitration Student Society. Before entering law school, she completed a joint honours degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Ottawa. Alana has an interest in learning about alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and how they can be applied in an ever changing legal world. Born and raised in Brockville, Ontario, Alana enjoys spending her time on the St. Lawrence River and traveling.

Jerry Lan


Jerry Lan is the President of the McGill Arbitration Student Society. Prior to law school, Jerry completed his college diploma in Arts and Science at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Over the past two summers, Jerry has interned at Hui Zhong Law Firm in Shanghai and Beijing where he developed an interest in the cross-cultural aspect of commercial arbitration. During his spare time, Jerry enjoys reading, snowboarding and karaoke. He is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin.

Effat Elsherif

Director of Stakeholder Relations

Effat (Fetfet) is currently in her second year at McGill Law. Prior to pursuing her law degree, Efat graduated from McGill University with a BA in political science and anthropology. In her gap year between both degrees, Efat has interned at Baker Mckenzie and the Shalakany Law Firms in Cairo, where she worked mostly in the fields of arbitration and corporate law. Aside from the MASS, Efat is on the executive team of the Women of Color Collective and is a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada. A music enthusiast, Efat enjoys playing the piano and composes music in her spare time, usually synthesizing middle eastern melodies with jazz music. Efat also enjoys discovering new cuisines, travelling and watching docuseries.

Mahwish Tazeem

Assistant Director of Management

Mahwish is the Assistant Director of Management of McGill Arbitration Student Society. She did her undergraduates studies in Human Rights and Gender Studies at Bard College, New York. Upon graduating, she returned to Pakistan to get first hand experience of human rights in the third world. Mahwish worked with two renowned human rights activists, Hina Jilani and Asma Jehangir, who are also advocates at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She then came to McGill University to do her graduate studies focusing on international human rights treaties and United Nation Convention on All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Mahwish also worked in Montreal on various research and management projects before starting B.C.L/LL.B program at McGill University. She is interested in International Arbitration and likes to learn about technology, innovation and law.

Leo Cen

Assistant Director of Stakeholder Relations

Leo Cen is the Assistant Director of Stakeholder Relations of the McGill Arbitration Student Society. Prior to commencing a B.C.L./LL.B. degree at McGill, Leo obtained an honour’s degree in chemistry at McGill University where he was awarded First Class Honours, Dean’s Honour List, and the Anne Molson Prize in Chemistry. His research focussed on developing greener organic solutions to chemical problems and organic semiconductor research. Leo is interested in the impact of globalization on legal systems and the development of international arbitration. When not reading cases and doctrine, Leo enjoys cooking, writing, and going on adventures.

Zain Abdulla

Assistant Director of Management

Zain Abdulla (she/her/hers) is Assistant Director of Management of McGill Arbitration Society. She completed her BA in International Relations and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland and her MA in Human Rights Law in London, England. At home in Vancouver, Zain has worked with various legal non-profit organisations, including West Coast LEAF and the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre. In the last year, she worked for the Access Pro Bono Society of BC, assisting clients and administering community legal clinics. Currently, Zain is an Intake Officer at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. Zain comes to Arbitration with an interest in Mediation, with a particular focus on Family Law matters. She is fluent in English and French.

Hanife Masoomifar

Assistant Director of Stakeholder Relations

Hanife Masoomifar did his undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg with a double major in politics and history. He completed his double M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development at the United Nations University-MERIT/Maastricht University, where he specialized in innovation and international trade policy. He supported his graduate degree dissertation with his field research conducted in Iraq. Following his studies, he worked on Parliament Hill as a political staffer and his experience motivated him to pursue the B.C.L/LL.B. program at McGill University. He is also a writer for Tech Law McGill and is interested in technology, international trade, innovation and their relationship to law. In his spare time, Hanife translates Persian poetry to English. Hanife is also a passionate history buff and is constantly seeking to learn more about how our institutions developed to what they are today.


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