Faisal is a third-year law student at the Peter. A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also completing his Master’s Degree in Classics and Religious Studies and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, both at UBC. As an international student from Saudi Arabia, Faisal brings his first-hand immigration experience to the firm and plans to develop his legal practice with Sas and Ing.
During his time as a graduate and law student, Faisal has been awarded the Peter A. Allard International Tuition Award, the Isaac and Chaika Chernov Scholarship, the Ecumenical Research Scholarship, and the David and Blanche Gwynne-Vaughan Memorial Scholarship. As an advocate of gender equality, Faisal has researched and written about a number of related issues, including the driving prohibition of women in Saudi Arabia and comparative feminism in Islamic and Jewish texts. He has also volunteered as a clinician for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP), appearing before the Provincial Court of British Columbia in numerous criminal matters. A strong proponent of civic engagement, Faisal is also a member of the Legal Education Outreach program, which introduces local high school students to the study of law and legal thinking.
Originally drawn to Canada for its rich cultural diversity, Faisal came to Vancouver from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to attend undergraduate studies at UBC. An avid guitar enthusiast, Faisal was one of sixteen finalists chosen to perform at UBC’s Got Talent in 2011. In 2012, Faisal co-founded the Saudi Arabian Student Association (SASA) at UBC, where he was also Vice President for the Pre-Law Association. Faisal is also the founder of Sweet Talk Inc., a charity aimed at helping to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
In his spare time, Faisal enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, and collecting electric guitars.