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The Team

Executive Leadership

Co-Editor-in-Chief & Columnist
Glenn McAleer

Glenn McAleer started at The Moot Times in 2021 as our columnist. His “Ask the Experts” column has been a hit, and he introduced a second column series in 2022 “Glenn’s Pens”. Glenn is a 3L at UCalgary Law. He obtained a BA (Honours) in Business Communication from Brock University.


A theatre-kid at heart, Glenn was once the co-founder of a small theatre company in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario. Here at the Moot Times he is the regular columnist of the very popular "Ask the Experts" and our news addition, "Glenn's Pens".


As a chronic-snacker, Glenn is the “Most likely to ask if you’re going to finish that” at the Moot Times.

Athina Pantazopoulos
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Athina Pantazopoulos is currently a 3L at UCalgary Law. She obtained her BA (Honours) in English Literature and Theatre from the University of Ottawa, where she was also an Editorial Assistant for the Ottawa Arts Review. She further pursued her interest in editing at Simon Fraser University, where she completed her editing certification, which she carries forward as an editor at the Alberta Law Review.


Athina is a writer of speculative fiction and one-act plays. She hopes to use her love of writing to advocate for others and tell their stories.


Athina loves to spend her free time with her two puppies, Eeva, and Lyra. As a lifelong storyteller and an out-of-practice poet, Athina is our “most likely to write you a cheesy sonnet” at The Moot Times.

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Co-Editor-in-Chief & Copy Editor
Jamie Dublanko

Jamie Dublanko is a rising 2L at UCalgary Law. Prior to law school, she obtained a BSc in Chemistry at the University of Alberta where she spent time researching in the field of materials science.

In her free time, Jamie likes to play sports, go for a hike, and hang out with her dogs Henry, Copper, and Merle. As a podcast-listening machine, Jamie is our “most likely to get you hooked on an 87-hour series” at the Moot Times.

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Roisin Burrington
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Roisin (Ro) Burrington is currently a 3L at UCalgary Law. Before starting law school, Ro obtained a BA in Archaeology and Art History, and an MA in Art History from University College Dublin. Ro has a particular interest in criminal law, and this past summer she worked as a research assistant at UCalgary Law.


In her spare time, Ro loves to hike, swim, and create all kinds of art and crafts. She also collects succulents and Lego minifigures, and she has been known to binge-read mystery novels.


A devoted cat mom to her two tortoiseshells, Luna and Puca, Ro is "most likely to be perpetually covered in cat hair" at The Moot Times.

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Online Content Editor
Emily Zheng
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Emily Zheng is currently a 3L at UCalgary Law. Prior to commencing her legal studies, she obtained her Honours BA from the University of Toronto in Social Sciences, majoring in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies, and minoring in Environmental Geography.


Outside of her student activities, Emily is a co-founder of a skating school and works at the Olympic Oval as a Skating Instructor and as a Guest Relations Attendant.


She also enjoys playing video games, singing, and going for walks.

Copy Editor
Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray is currently a 2L at UCalgary Law. Prior to law school, she obtained her BA in English (Honours) from the University of Calgary and her Technical Writing Certificate from Mount Royal University. She has edited various journals, magazines, newspapers, PhD theses, fiction, and more. She has poetry published in NōD Magazine and short stories published in YYC Ghost Stories Volume 2.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running, reading fiction, writing fiction and poetry, and spending time with her husband and their two Bengal cats. As someone who is perpetually hungry, Ashley is the "most likely to have snacks" at the Moot Times.

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Megan Goldie 

Megan is a 2L at UCalgary Law, mother of 2 and former RN. She holds a BA in Anthropology and a BSc in Nursing both from the University of Alberta and has a particular interest in health policy and law.  Megan's limited spare time is devoted to listening to podcasts and audiobooks while she is cooking or practicing various fibre arts.

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Neema Khalili

Neema Khalili is a second-year law student and a University of Calgary alumni. His interests are in family law and civil litigation, he also enjoys writing about wellness, astrology and skin care.

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Alissar Laham
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Alissar Laham is a 2L Student who enjoys both analytical and creative writing. She is undecided about the direction of her legal career, but is enjoying the pursuit of knowledge all the same!

Shakira Yazdani

Shakira is a 2L at Ucalgary Law. Shae arrived in Calgary from Afghanistan via Kyrgyzstan, where she studied as a UCalgary Law student via Zoom. Prior to leaving her home country, Shakira was a law student at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. In addition to her many accolades, she is the Afghanistan Desk Editor at JURIST Legal News and Commentary.

Robin Young

Robin Young is currently in her 2L year at the University of Calgary and has achieved both a Bachelor's of Science in Communication and Economics at the University of Utah. Robin will never turn down a good story, with her writing interests spanning from prose, to playwriting, to journalism, and even to legal writing so long as she can pass her Legislation course (fingers crossed!).

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