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  • Writer's pictureRidhey Gill

Alex Payne

Tell us about yourself.

I am thrilled to be starting this new journey and am anticipating a lot of exciting experiences that will come from Ryerson Law! I studied Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor as my undergraduate degree, and will be entering law school straight from my undergrad. Pursuing HK gave me a unique perspective on legal issues related to topics such as health and sports.

As well as working part time, I was fortunate to be able to volunteer throughout my undergrad. I was an executive member of an on-campus organization called Students Offering Support, which aimed to raise money to build schools in Latin America. I also volunteered at my local hospital, a humbling experience that exposed me to public health issues in my community.

A fun fact about me - I am a competitive Trampoline athlete and have been for most of my life. I just recently hung up my trampoline shoes in order to further my education and focus on other aspects of my life, but being a long-time athlete has most definitely taught me the most about myself.

What area of law would you like to practice?

I am still exploring!

Why did you choose Ryerson Law?

When Ryerson Law came to visit the University of Windsor campus for the first time, I was immediately interested. I enjoyed learning about how holistic the program would be and from the moment I first clicked on their website I felt like I belonged. Choosing the right law school for me was important, because I wanted to know that I would be attending a school that is supportive and encouraging of me as an individual. Ryerson Law has presented itself to me as an inclusive and diverse program that aims to act as a stepping stool for future lawyers in whatever career they choose and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

What do you hope to accomplish with your J.D.?

To be blunt, I am truly unsure of what exactly I want to do with my J.D. I feel intimidated by this question because I know there are many law students that have their paths figured out already but I can humbly admit that I certainly do not. All I know right at this moment is that I strive to help others in any way possible and I hope I will accomplish that wherever this journey takes me.

As a part of the inaugural cohort of Ryerson Law, what are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to being a part of such a unique and historical moment - being a part of an Inaugural class! Being the first ever alumni of a program is something I never thought I would be a part of. I am excited to hopefully share my experiences with future Ryerson Law students and help guide them when they embark on their journeys to become lawyers.


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