Job Title:Legal Education Consultant
Employer:Self-Employed
Grad Year:2011
Degree(s):B.A., M.A. Legal Studies
Major(s):Law (BA)
Expertise:Entrepreneurship
Industry:Law

What makes you a good mentor?

I am very grateful for the opportunity to mentor as I am a teacher at heart. I can offer my life, work and academic experience to someone who is just beginning their journey and needs guidance. All too often we seek people who identify with our needs and values. With my sales and fundraising background and experience I am able to figure out peoples' needs and guide them with solutions. What better way to incorporate all of these skills than with a young person just beginning their career! I am looking forward to mentoring as part of Carleton University's devotion to providing a continued education after a post-secondary education is achieved!

About Barbara Ann Vocisano

Barbara Ann has over 15 years of experience in instruction and an in-depth knowledge of Canadian law. As a Legal Education Consultant, she is a strategic, entrepreneurial thinker with exceptional team-building, business development and leadership skills.

Since earning her Master’s degree in Legal Studies, she has been a guest lecturer at Carleton University’s Alternative Spring Break and at St. Paul’s University L’Avenir Jeunesse/Youth Futures program. She has also worked as a youth court volunteer with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.

Barb teaches for Carleton University’s Enrichment Mini-Courses Program (E.M.C.P.) with students aged 12-16 where she focuses on homelessness, human rights and Canadian law. In 2013, her GOT LAW? course was the most-requested class out of 150 programs.

Barbara Ann is heavily involved in policy and research, and maintains her course material so that lessons are age appropriate, relevant, timely and up to date. She has a current police record check for work with the vulnerable sector.