This June, MLT Aikins will welcome new articling students into each of the firm’s six offices. One of those incoming students-at-law, Arooj Shah, has already been making a name for herself in Alberta.
A third-year law student at the University of Alberta, Arooj was one of only 15 Roger S Smith Research Award recipients, and has been researching the connection between gambling and the bankruptcy and insolvency trustee system. Arooj and Assistant Professor Anna Lund have been exploring the way insolvency trustees deal with people with gambling disorders; their goal is to create guidelines for helping trustees identify and assist problem gamblers.
“The law should always keep pace with what’s happening in broader society and the issues we’re identifying within it,” says Arooj. “We’re not necessarily changing the legislation, but at the very least we’re helping change the way the law is practised to be more in line with the growing understanding of gambling as a problem.”
Arooj has been invited to present a poster on her research at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s (AGRI) 2018 Conference, “Current Issues in Gambling Research.” The event takes place April 12-14 in Banff, Alberta.
The firm applauds Arooj for her significant accomplishments to date and look forward to working with her as she begins her articles in our Edmonton office.