Meet The Collective
A diverse group of law students committed to sharing our understanding of the law in an accessible way.
Who We Are
Jacqueline is the founder of The Legal Writers Collective. She is an incoming third-year law student at Windsor Law and has a particular interest in criminal and family law. She is passionate about making the law more accessible - and using her understanding of the law to be a proactive advocate rather than a reactive one.
Prior to coming to law school Jacqueline worked with various non-for-profits and graduated with a Bachelor of Honours in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law from McMaster University.
Andrea Bracaglia is an incoming third law student at the University of Windsor. Andrea has a growing interest in criminal law and for the past two summers, has worked in the Windsor Crown Attorney’s office as an Aboriginal Law Summer Student. She is interested in criminal law because of the way it affects the entirety of a society and the opportunity within both the Crown and defence roles to work towards justice. Andrea will be a judicial law clerk in support of her articles at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Windsor, beginning August 2022.
Prior to attending law school, Andrea worked at various levels of Ontario’s healthcare system dedicated to advancing health equity for marginalized populations. She has a demonstrated interest in addressing the social determinants of health both professionally and within the community. Outside of the classroom, Andrea is a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, and is a former board director for a multi-sector community organization in her hometown of Caledon, Ontario. Andrea holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Taskeen Ahluwalia is a writer at the Collective and a second-year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent her summer as an Ianni Student Fellow at Legal Assistance of Windsor where she conducted research on landlord and tenant issues in Windsor and Essex County. Taskeen’s volunteer experience at Community Legal Aid in her first year of law school sparked her interest in the intersection of mental illness and criminal justice; an area of the law that she thinks requires much legal reform and hopes to study further.
Prior to attending law school, Taskeen obtained an Honours Bachelors degree in Social Psychology from McMaster University. Since then, she has held administrative roles within the government and worked in the personal injury field as a legal assistant. Her diverse background has foremost highlighted the importance of alleviating access to justice issues for marginalized communities and she strives to work towards this goal throughout her legal career.
Outside of her academic and community-related endeavours, Taskeen enjoys reading, attending concerts and travelling, as she is happiest trying new foods or attempting new languages through conversing with locals.
Taiwo Onabolu is entering his second year at Windsor Law. Prior to attending law school, Taiwo earned a BA in Law and Society with a minor in French Studies at York University. After graduating he established his French tutoring business and taught English in northern France. Taiwo is currently the VP (Operations) for Windsor Law’s Student Law Society (SLS). Previously, he was the 1L representative for the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the 1L representative for Windsor Law’s Equity and Diversity Committee. Taiwo previously worked as a caseworker at Community Legal Aid (CLA) and is now working at Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW). He is supporting the Access Without Fear project through research and policy development.
Natalie Galaszewicz is a writer for The Legal Writers Collective and the leader on the research project about the effects of race on sentencing in criminal matters. She is currently a second-year law student in the Dual JD program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. Currently, she is doing her externship at the Department of Civil Rights at the Michigan Attorney General's Office in Detroit. Natalie is passionate about criminal law and hopes to work in prosecution when she graduates. She hopes to use her experience to advocate for equal treatment of all in the justice system.
Before law school, Natalie graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Life Science before pursuing a Paralegal Diploma at Sheridan College. Throughout her first year of law school, she was a caseworker at Community Legal Aid in Windsor and worked on cases for disadvantaged citizens in the community.
Winta T-Michael is a rising second-year Dual JD Student at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. She is currently completing an externship at Legal Aid and Defender Association in Detroit, MI. Winta is especially interested in criminal law as it concerns Black and racialized communities.
Winta graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours, majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Adam R. Thibert
Adam is a second-year law student at the University of Windsor and writer at The Legal Writers Collective He was a Junior Editor with the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues for Volume 41 (May 2020) and played recreational league flag football at UWindsor in his first year. He earned a grade of “Distinction” for his performance in the Windsor Law 1L Moot and plans to moot competitively in his upper years. Prior to entering law school, Adam earned a degree with “Dean’s Honours List” distinction in “Honours Philosophy” with a minor in “Legal Studies” from the University of Waterloo.
Adam is interested in Canadian criminal law – appellate practice, in particular – because he believes in holding power and authority to account. Adam is also interested in criminal law as it intersects with Canadian civil law in the forms of prisoners’ rights law, human rights law, mental health law, class action law and more. While the details of Adam’s career path are yet to be set in stone, he is driven to build a career in legal practice advocating for the less privileged while speaking truth to power.
Sehar Qureshi is a writer at the Legal Writers Collective. She is currently a second-year law student at the University of Windsor. Due to her extensive experience in working with children and youth in multiple mental health settings, Sehar is interested in learning about how the criminal justice system affects individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 who get involved with the law.
Prior to law school, Sehar obtained an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. Throughout her education, Sehar has held many research positions, specifically within the fields of behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and social and personality psychology.
Translation and Diversity Coordinator
Nidhi is the Translation and Diversity Coordinator at The Legal Writers Collective. She is a second-year law student at the University of Windsor. Nidhi aims to one day practice within the fields of criminal and family law and is currently working for Trinity Theatre as a Youth Development Coordinator. She is also going to be working with Lexis Nexis as Windsor Law's Student Associate.
In 1L, Nidhi volunteered with Windsor's Community Legal Aid Clinic as a caseworker and intake support worker, as well as on Pro Bono Students Canada Windsor Chapter's pilot project of Wrongful Convictions Outreach. These experiences furthered her aim of making the justice system more accessible and easier to navigate.
Before law school, Nidhi graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology. At York, she had the opportunity to establish Canada's first-ever summer national undergraduate mooting competition called The Lions Cup Moot, as well as an organization called The Prison-Community Bridge, aimed at enabling a smoother and genuine transition back into society for those who have been in interaction with the legal system. P-CB aims to bridge the gap between us and them, both physically and in diminishing the damaging mentality of othering.
Currently, Nidhi is the Social Media Coordinator and Treasurer for the Graduate Chapter of the Women's Justice and Empowerment Association and aims to employ her interest in criminal and family law to spark and normalize the often avoided conversations surrounding domestic abuse and sexual assault.
She is excited to be working with such a diversely talented group on a resource most essential to a just functioning of the justice system.
Sid Brejak is currently a second-year law student at the University of Windsor. He is passionate about all things law but is particularly interested in litigation and criminal appeals. Sid believes that the law doesn’t just magically get better on its own but requires passionate and industrious lawyers to guide it in the pursuit of justice. Before entering law school, Sid graduated from the University of Guelph earning a Bachelor of Arts and Science where he specialized in biochemistry and political science. Notwithstanding being interested in science and looking into science-based masters programs, after long hours of research and personal reflection, Sid finally realised law school was the right match for him.
Sabih Ottawa is an editor of The Legal Writers Collective. She is currently a second-year law student at the University of Windsor. Sabih hopes to one day work within the administrative and regulatory law field and is currently working for Community Legal Aid Windsor as a Summer Law Student. She is also currently a Research Assistant for Associate Professor Reem Bahdi at the The Transnational Law & Justice Network, a research hub that promotes and sponsors scholarship on global governance, internationalism, transnationalism and social justice.
Before law school, Sabih graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. After graduation Sabih worked in junior level finance and accounting in downtown Toronto. Outside of work, Sabih centres her community involvement around youth advocacy and poverty alleviation. Currently, Sabih sits on the Admissions committee and Mental Health committee at Windsor Law.
Natasha Daley is the Administrative Assistant, and an Editor, of The Legal Writers Collective. She is currently a second-year law student in her third year of the joint Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor program at the University of Windsor. Natasha was awarded third top oralist in her first-year compulsory moot in appellate advocacy, and she is interested in public law, particularly criminal and constitutional litigation. This summer, she worked as a Student Scholar Fellow at the Law Commission of Ontario. Natasha is passionate about law reform and using the law as a tool to facilitate structural change for marginalized communities. She is also currently refining her legal research and writing skills as a Research Assistant to Professor David Tanovich.
Prior to law school, Natasha graduated as valedictorian from Tyndale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a minor in Psychology. Outside of the classroom, Natasha also gained extensive front-line experience working with high-risk youth and vulnerable communities. Her experiences continue to provide her with unique insight into how the law and legal policy directly affect diverse populations. This affirmed her interest in government accountability, appellate advocacy, and ensuring legislation promotes access to justice. Currently, Natasha is the VP Communications of the Black Law Students' Association of Windsor, and remains involved in the Windsor Law community.