Casey & Moss is thrilled to welcome our 2024 summer students, Diana Begaliyeva and Fara Seddigh, to our team. Read on to get to know Diana and Fara!

Diana Begaliyeva

Diana is an incoming 3L at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Diana specialized in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Toronto. Diana discovered her passion for advocacy and access to justice while at UofT, where she founded the Legal Literacy Club. During her time as Director, Diana organized events educating the community on landlord/tenant rights, immigration, and wrongful convictions.

Prior to joining Casey & Moss, Diana strengthened her advocacy skills through her work at the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. Diana worked primarily on the disability law team and advocated for her clients at several appeals before the Social Benefits Tribunal.

While in law school, Diana researched the intersection of feminist constitutionalism and recent equality jurisprudence alongside an exceptional research team. Currently, Diana is spending her free time at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, where she is researching the ways in which shell companies and NFTs are used to facilitate white-collar crime and human trafficking.

When Diana is not working, she spends her time walking down Lakeshore, playing tennis, and standing in line at Badiali’s.

Diana is eager to explore her keen interest in Wills and Estates, and continue developing her oral and written advocacy skills while working at Casey & Moss this summer.

Diana can be reached at dbegaliyeva [at] caseyandmoss [dot] com.


Fara Seddigh

Fara is an incoming 3L at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, with a Double Major in Psychology and Law & Society from York University. Prior to and throughout law school, Fara assumed several roles within the field of politics, having most recently worked as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament. While moving back and forth between Richmond Hill and Parliament Hill to stay engaged in both local and national issues, Fara solidified her passion for advocacy, community engagement, and utilizing the law and policies as tools for social change.

In her 1L and 2L years, Fara further strengthened her experiences in advocacy through volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada at two legal clinics, where she delved into a diverse array of matters focused on Housing Law, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, and more. As the Submissions Manager of her law school’s debut law journal, the TMU Law Review, Fara worked alongside a fantastic team to advance publication of the inaugural edition and upcoming second volume.

Fara is excited to build on her advocacy skills at Casey & Moss, where she will explore her emerging interests in the area of Wills and Estates while gaining valuable mentorship and exposure to the nuances of litigation.

In her free time, aside from drinking an unusual amount of coffees per day, Fara enjoys watching and talking F1, trying to snatch up concert tickets, and looking for new places to travel!

Fara can be reached at fseddigh [at] caseyandmoss [dot] com.