Tanya Walker, who owns the Bay St. commercial litigation law firm, Walker Law, has been appointed to the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association’s board of directors.
The alumni association of one of Canada’s top law schools, Osgoode’s seeks to strengthen the links and contacts between the law school and its many alumni, increase fellowship among alumni association members, promote mutually beneficial contacts between students and alumni, support student activities to supplement and diversify the educational experience at the school, promote the school’s identity and image nationally and internationally, support the quality of education and assist the law school in securing human and financial resources.
Walker obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University in 2002 and her law degree from Osgoode three years later. She completed three years at Osgoode and her final year as an international exchange student at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland before being called to the Bar in 2006.
While at law school, she was the recipient of the Simms Shuber Prize for the highest academic standing in corporate governance and president of the Black Law Students Association for two years. She also wrote for the Osgoode School newspaper, volunteered at the Centre for Spanish-speaking people in the Jane and Finch community and mentored students in the same neighbourhood.
Walker was a corporate and civil litigator at Heydary Hamilton PC prior to opening Walker Law.
She’s a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, the Black Business & Professional Association, the Women’s Executive Network, the Ontario Bar Association Committee on Franchising and the Assessment Review Board that decides property tax disputes. In addition, Walker is one of the co-founders of Leading Ladies, which is a network of professional women.
By RON FANFAIR