Meera Pahwa

Articling Student


Meera received her Juris Doctor degree in 2024 from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. While in law school, Meera was an active member on campus. In her first year, Meera joined the Women and the Law club where she was part of the Publishing Committee for the 2022 Women and the Law Reporter. In addition, she was heavily involved with Pro Bono Students Canada Windsor Law Chapter where she was Project Lead for the Youth Survival Guide Project and a student volunteer for the Family Planning for Persons with Disabilities Project. She also joined the 2023 Wilson Moot as a research assistant contributing to her team’s third place win for Best Factum. Throughout her years at Windsor Law, she worked as a research assistant for multiple lawyers and professors in addition to assisting with numerous Coroner’s inquests.

While in law school, Meera worked for a prominent Toronto law firm where she assisted various legal departments on matters pertaining to personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance law. She also gained extensive courtroom experience by shadowing counsel, published blogs and prepared motion materials and application records for senior lawyers.

Prior to law school, Meera received an Honours Bachelor of Science with a Specialist in Mental Health Studies from the University of Toronto, graduating with High Distinction. She was on Dean’s List and recipient of the University of Toronto Scholarship. While at the University of Toronto, Meera strengthened her passion for advocacy by working and volunteering at various public sector and non-for-profit organizations, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Victorian Order of Nurses, and Yellow Brick House Women’s Shelter.

In her free time, Meera enjoys playing and watching sports, especially hockey (she is a loyal Montreal Canadiens fan). She also enjoys escape rooms, playing video games and reading and writing thriller novels and short stories. She is currently in the process of writing her own thriller novel that she hopes will get published one day.



Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, 2024

2023 Wilson Moot

Supervised Research Paper: Assessing the Unconstitutionality of Segregation and Structured Intervention Units in Canadian Federal Prisons

Honours Bachelor of Science (High Distinction), University of Toronto, 2019

Dean’s List Award

University of Toronto Scholarship Award

News & Media

Bradford, J., Szigeti, A., & Pahwa, M. (2024). Seclusion and Restraint in Psychiatric Facilities: Toward Minimal Restraint in Ontario’s Maximum Security Hospital. In A. Szigeti, R. Dhand, D. Bonnet, & J.R. Presser (Eds.), Canadian Anthology on Mental Health Law. LexisNexis.

Strudwick, G., Nagle, L., Kassam, I., Pahwa, M., & Sequeira, L. (2019). Informatics Competencies for Nurse Leaders: A Scoping Review. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(6), 323-330.

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