Taraneh
Ashrafi

Summer Student

Vancouver

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 604-643-5958

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Law School

Dalhousie University

Taraneh is a student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Before making the switch to law, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Prion and Protein Folding Diseases, and graduated with distinction. As a law student, Taraneh is an advocate with the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service, representing students at academic integrity hearings and formal appeals across faculties. She is the Director of Publications for her school’s division of Lawyers Without Borders, as well as a pro bono student at a local hub where she provides legal assistance to community members.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Taraneh was a legal intern at the Canadian Environmental Law Association in Toronto, where she reviewed the environmental monitoring and reporting obligations under the newly negotiated Canada, US, Mexico Agreement. She hopes to continue combining her science background with her law degree, working in the areas of environmental, intellectual property, and technology law. 

While living in Halifax, Taraneh enjoys discovering new beaches and hiking with her dog.