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Law School

Dalhousie University

Taraneh holds a Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Before law school, Taraneh obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta where she graduated with distinction. During her law degree, Taraneh was an advocate with the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service, representing students involved in the University’s academic disciplinary and appeals processes across faculties. She was 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 provided legal assistance to community members.

Taraneh spent her last semester of law school at the University of Barcelona in Spain, where she studied international environmental law and European Union law. Upon graduation, Taraneh received the David M. Jones Memorial Award, awarded to a student whose character had been a source of inspiration and optimism to her classmates and the Schulich Law community.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault as a summer student, Taraneh was a legal intern at the Canadian Environmental Law Association in Toronto, where she reviewed the environmental monitoring and reporting obligations under the Canada, US, Mexico Agreement. She also spent a semester at the Dalhousie Law and Technology Legal Clinic, where she provided legal services to start-up tech companies in Nova Scotia. Taraneh hopes to continue combining her science background with her law degree, working in the areas of environmental, intellectual property, and technology law. 

Making the move from Halifax to Vancouver, Taraneh is excited to hike the west coast with her dog, Mochi.