Articling Student | worker
Sarah is an Articling Student at Franklin Law. Sarah assists with the firm’s employment, human rights and labour law cases. She does research, drafting and advocacy through collaboration with other lawyers.
Sarah came to Canada with her family from Pakistan at an early age. She lived her formative years in the Coast Salish Territory (BC). Sarah worked in the food and beverage industry for several years to pay for her education. Her lived experiences and education motivated her to pursue opportunities in social justice.
At Windsor Law, sought opportunities to learn more about human rights. She received a Social Justice Fellowship to do an internship at the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg. Sarah assisted with research and advocacy in environment law, indigenous land claims and human rights issues. Sarah worked at the Legal Assistance Windsor where she advocated on behalf of clients facing poverty, evictions and problems with receiving social benefits. She was a finalist at BLSA’s 2021 Julius Alexander Isaac Moot where Sarah had an opportunity to present her oral argument in front of Supreme Court judges.
Sarah received an award for her contribution at the Migrant Workers Clinic. She advocated for migrant farmworkers facing barriers as a result of dangerous working and living conditions and as a result of precarious immigration status. Sarah continues to advocate for migrant farmworkers as a volunteer with Justicia for Migrant Workers.
Prior to law school, Sarah received a Bachelors in Political Science. She was an active member of the BC NDP youth and different clubs on campus.
Sarah believes that power dynamics in culture are informed by socio-economic factors. Through her work, Sarah has learned about the importance of self-reflection, humility and persistence.