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  • Writer's pictureRidhey Gill

Natalie Caballero

Tell us about yourself.

Prior to university I went to Humber College to become a Paralegal and completed my student hours required for graduation at the Rexdale Community Legal Clinic. Through these experiences, I was enamored by the legal system and the parties within it - so much so that I decided to scrap being a Paralegal and apply to law school. I began this journey by completing my undergraduate degree in Criminology at York University, volunteering at an array of law firms and now... here I am, attending the most innovative, diverse, and forward-thinking law school.

What area of law would you like to practice?

Although I am still exploring my options, I have my heart set on Human Rights law.

Why did you choose Ryerson Law?

Funnily enough, I first learned about Ryerson Law opening while at Osgoode speaking to one of their second-year students. She explained to me that Ryerson had a very unique program that allowed graduates to enter the legal field and hit the ground running because of the integrated practice curriculum. This immediately drew my attention. I did have some concerns because it was (and still is) a brand new law school. However, as soon as I started classes at Ryerson Law all of my concerns quickly diminished. Not only are professionals in the legal field extremely receptive to Ryerson Law, but the classes and faculty are phenomenal and I am confident the program will prepare us to succeed upon graduation.

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

I’m not 100% decided on the area I would like to practice. However, I can say that whatever I choose to do will incorporate ensuring greater access to justice for a diverse range of people.

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

I am most looking forward to seeing our diverse cohort make a major impact in the legal field as a whole. We have such a range of backgrounds that will disperse over a broad range of legal fields to make the biggest possible impact, which I cannot wait to witness.


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