Mimoza (Mimi) Gjelaj is a summer student in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office. She is currently completing her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law where she was recently selected for the Harold G. Fox IP Moot and received honours in oral advocacy.
Mimi earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Acadia University. During her time in Nova Scotia, she advocated for students in academic integrity hearings and senate disciplinary hearings through the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service. She was also involved with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Tenants Rights Project, where she provided information to clients regarding housing issues. Additionally, Mimi provided services for the YMCA Immigration Services Clinic, the YMCA Restorative Justice Project and the Atlantic Refugee and Immigration Services (ARIS).