Sara Toufic is thrilled to join McMillan this summer as a temporary articled student and looks forward to developing her legal and professional skills.

Sara recently completed her second year of the JD program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (Allard) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). During her first year at Allard, Sara volunteered with the UBC Innocence Project through a placement with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she developed and delivered informative presentations on the causes of wrongful convictions and the post-conviction case review process. Sara was also an active member of UBC Outlaws, Allard’s LGBTQ2IA+ student group. Throughout her second year, she served as the co-president of Outlaws and volunteered with the Allard Women’s Caucus as a workshop coordinator.

Before law school, Sara completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (with distinction) and a certificate in Legal Studies at Simon Fraser University. While completing her undergrad, she worked part-time as a server at a busy restaurant in Vancouver. After graduating and before starting law school, Sara had the opportunity to gain exposure to the practice of law by working as a legal administrative assistant for a personal injury firm in Vancouver.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys spin classes, cooking, and trying new restaurants. In the summer, you will find her gardening, swimming, and organizing beach barbecues. In the winter, Sara enjoys making holiday crafts, watching festive movies, and snowshoeing. Sara is fluent in Italian.