Shanza Sohail

Shanza Sohail


Law Student

I am a law student at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I believe in competence and compassion to help clients navigate a difficult period in their lives.

I have completed my second year of law school at Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, I worked as a department assistant at Osgoode Professional Development, working hard to provide quality graduate and continuing education programs to students and internationally trained lawyers. Alongside school and work, I spent my time volunteering at student clubs, participating in numerous mooting competitions including the Lerners Cup. Prior to attending law school, I graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelors in Business Management where I specialized in Law and Business. During my time there, I participated in the Law and Business Legal Clinic where I enhanced my legal knowledge and provided pro-bono legal services to students.

I have worked at an Immigration firm for three years as a legal assistant where I assisted with several immigration and refugee applications. The rewarding nature of my work, helping families reconnect with their loved ones, instilled in me the passion to attend law school and represent my community in their legal needs.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and reading. Nothing makes me happier than having a stack of books next to me so I can spend my day off hoping onto my next fictional adventure wrapped in my blanket with a cup of hot chocolate to keep me company. Beside my fictional adventures, I can be found taking part in some real-life adventures. I have travelled to Korea, Ireland, UK, Switzerland, Dubai, Bahamas and Pakistan. Travelling has allowed me to share new and meaningful experiences which I love to capture with my camera!