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  • Writer's pictureRidhey Gill

Khushi Dave

Tell us about yourself.

A new chapter begins! I am thrilled to be a part of Ryerson’s inaugural class! Together we will be making history and becoming the lawyers of tomorrow- lawyers equipped to face the evolving demands of the Canadian legal economy.

In 2016, I began studying Law and Society (Honours BA) at York University. My degree allowed me to explore legal perspectives and the diverse ways in which law is integrated in our society. In the same year, I was crowned as the winner of Miss Brampton 2016-17. This platform allowed the titleholder to recognize and stand up for the values that they believed would help improve our city. For me, this was a chance to voice my vision of seeking equality and justice for all and to inspire the youth towards becoming socially conscious of the continuous oppression of marginalized groups. Ultimately, both these experiences crystallized my vision of using law as a tool for social justice and zealously working to aid others in their issues of injustice.

Currently, as a side hobby, I do professional fashion modelling, organize photoshoots, and collaborate with different vendors to foster community growth between individuals and small businesses. I think it’s really important to promote diversity in fashion and encourage other young influencers to achieve their dreams limitlessly.

What area of law would you like to practice?

I want to stay open-minded and experience as much as I can in different areas of law. I believe that each type of law has a new learning opportunity and there are no limits as to what I seek to practice.

Why did you choose Ryerson Law?

With the advancement of technology the legal profession is continuously evolving. Having this in mind, I believe that the future needs a new kind of lawyer, as Ryerson explains one that is “equipped with the training and experience required to meet the evolving challenges that face contemporary society as well as the changing demands of the legal economy”. Ryerson aims at preparing lawyers of tomorrow, and that is what I wish to become. An avant-garde lawyer.

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

I wish to advocate for marginalized communities and to use the law as a tool to achieve social justice. As a lawyer of tomorrow, I seek to use the advancement of technology to facilitate access to justice and provide high-caliber legal aid.

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

I’m excited to meet the students, hear their stories, and to bring our diverse perspectives together and achieve the highest potential! Considering Toronto’s motto is “Diversity Our Strength”, I have a vision for this law school to be a welcoming community for everyone, and I know our cohort will accomplish that culture together. More so, I’m interested in starting student clubs catered to the diverse interests of all students. Especially because this is an inaugural class, I wish to create new opportunities that no other law school has. At Ryerson Law, the sky's the limit and that is what I'm looking forward to!


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