Student Affiliates

The Refugee Law Lab engages with students in several ways. We employ students as Research Assistants and students are welcome to attend Refugee Law Lab events (join our email list to hear about our events). There is also an exciting opportunity for non-lawyer technologists to pursue an LLM graduate degree at Osgoode Hall Law School, in partnership with the Refugee Law Laboratory, which you can learn about here.


Alison Hanson, Research Assistant

Alison Hanson is a JD student at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Ryerson University. Before attending law school, she worked with the Computer Science Department at the University of Waterloo and has experience doing web development and design for numerous small businesses. She is interested in access to justice issues and using technology to address gaps in the legal system.


Rahemah Siddiqui, Research Assistant

Rahemah Siddiqui is a JD candidate at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. She completed her BA in History at the University of Toronto where her research focused on state-sanctioned violence and human rights abuses. She developed an interest in refugee law while working as a Legal Transcriptionist for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The role informs her awareness of the unique barriers faced by migrants, refugees, and undocumented peoples in the legal arena. She hopes to aid in dismantling these barriers and improving Canada’s refugee determination system through legal advocacy and research.