Rafia Javaid is a Summer Student at Rosen Kirshen Tax Law.
Rafia recently completed her second year of the Dual JD program at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Rafia is an active member of her law school community, she recently completed a Legal Externship at the Michigan Department of the Attorney General. As well, she has volunteered as a Caseworker for Windsor Community Legal Aid and has worked as a Student-Attorney for her schools’ International Intellectual Property Law Clinic.
Rafia spent her 1L summer completing a rigorous placement in the Litigation Lab at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She has been recognized for her strong oral advocacy and litigation skills by receiving Pass with Distinction for her 1L, G. Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition. She has also volunteered as a moot coach for the Windsor undergraduate Lloyd Dean Moot competition. Furthermore, she is the President of the Windsor Labour and Employment Law Society, VP of Finance for the Litigation Association of Windsor, and has been the Publications Chair for the Windsor Women and the Law Club.
Prior to starting law school, she completed two years of Civil Engineering at Ryerson University and completed her undergraduate studies in the Life Sciences at McMaster University. During undergrad, she worked as a Teaching Assistant, and as a Research Assistant at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Moreover, she participated in the TETRA case competition where she designed a novel staircase model for patients to use after receiving hip replacement surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, listening to podcasts, aerobic exercise, and trying new recipes.