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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running8
Available positions2
Total ballots34
Valid votes34
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Katherine Kerr Javier Ereno Vanessa Tsao Alice Hart Zara Sendut Anda-Raluca Epure Haroon Nasir RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 2.00 1.00 4.00 3.00 19.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 7.66 11.33
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.34. Candidate Zara Sendut has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
2 2.85 2.70 5.70 4.70 11.34 2.85 2.85 1.00 0.01 0.00 11.33
Count after transferring surplus votes from Zara Sendut. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 2.85 2.70 5.70 4.70 11.34 2.85 2.85 1.01 0.00 10.83
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
4 2.85 1.70 5.70 4.70 11.34 2.85 2.85 2.01 0.00 10.33
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Javier Ereno. Transferred votes with value 1.00.
4 2.85 5.70 4.70 11.34 4.55 2.85 2.01 0.00 10.33
Count after substage 2 of 2 of eliminating Javier Ereno. Transferred votes with value 0.85. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
5 0.85 6.70 4.70 11.34 4.55 2.85 3.01 0.00 9.83
All losing candidates are eliminated. Candidates Katherine Kerr and Haroon Nasir were tied when choosing candidates to eliminate. Candidate Katherine Kerr was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Katherine Kerr. Transferred votes with value 1.00.
5 6.70 5.55 11.34 4.55 2.85 3.01 0.00 9.83
Count after substage 2 of 2 of eliminating Katherine Kerr. Transferred votes with value 0.85. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
6 7.70 5.55 11.34 4.55 0.85 4.01 0.00 9.33
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Haroon Nasir. Transferred votes with value 1.00.
6 8.55 5.55 11.34 4.55 4.01 0.00 9.33
Count after substage 2 of 2 of eliminating Haroon Nasir. Transferred votes with value 0.85. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
7 8.55 5.55 11.34 2.55 6.01 0.00 8.33
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Anda-Raluca Epure. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidate Vanessa Tsao has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Vanessa Tsao and Zara Sendut.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Haroon Nasir
My name is Haroon and I am running to be your Commercial Awareness Officer.
If elected, I hope to increase engagement with the bi-weekly podcast by inviting interesting guests and offering unique commercial insights which are relevant to members. I believe the podcast can be used as a tool to expand LfA further and increase our number of speakers and sponsors.
Vanessa Tsao
Hi, I'm Vanessa, a 2nd year BASc Arts & Sciences student and I'd love to be the Commercial Awareness Officer. LfA has been amazing for helping me discover my interest in law this year so I hope to give back by contributing my skills to the committee. I have diverse interests from sustainability, economics, energy and tech, so I aim to incorporate writing about them in the LfA commercial awareness updates!

I believe I can bring my writing and editing experiences to this role. As Editor-In-Chief of UCL's Pi Magazine, I'm able to research, write and edit articles in an accessible and efficient manner, which will be helpful for this role since LfA members are most likely new to commercial awareness. I became familiar with tools like MailChimp through my marketing role at Enactus too. I'm also excited to host the LfA podcast — while I've not hosted one before, I enjoy listening to several commercial awareness podcasts so I'm enthusiastic about bringing innovative ideas to the podcast. One idea includes hosting conversations with guest speakers, UCL or external, who are experts in their areas, and applying my journalistic skills in interviewing them.

I'm excellent at organisation and time management as I had to manage a large team to produce Pi Magazine to tight deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail when editing or designing. In my third year, I will be dedicating my efforts solely on LfA and Pi. Thank you for your attention and I hope you'd vote for me!
Anda-Raluca Epure
As a Mathematics and Economics student, I understand the importance of staying connected to the current issues and trying to anticipate their impact in the future. Always opened to new ideas and enjoying to communicate, I strongly believe that commercial awareness is an unconventional way of building a stronger community, because sharing ideas and learning from the others will connect us beyond the professional world. As an officer, I would be committed to ensuring that all the members of the society will be involved in the latest financial, legal and technological news. I would love to continue the commercial awareness series and maybe introduce some topics covered in Christopher Stoakes’ s “Commercial Awareness”. Furthermore, it would be amazing to continue the podcast series and find members or even professionals in the sector who would like to take part in this initiative. In a nutshell, as a Commercial Awareness Officer, I would like to make sure that everyone who wants to know more about the business world can have a reliable source, but also transform this activity into an enjoyable way of spending the free time. I hope that, as a society, we will grow together, both professionally and personally.
Alice Hart
Why am I a good fit for the role?
• I have been a blog writer this year for LfA. This role has involved summarising and analysing current legal, financial and business news, which are crucial skills for producing the commercial awareness updates. Moreover, this role has improved my understanding of how the society operates.
• I am currently studying politics and economics, and have studied the same subjects at an undergraduate level. As a result, I (perhaps sadly) like to keep up to date with what is going on in the world, whilst my knowledge of economics enables me to understand and simplify complex legal, financial and business information.
• I have done some commentating for sports matches and am studying a foreign language at UCL, so I have some speaking experience that would help with the podcast!

What would my priorities be if elected?
• Keep going with the biweekly podcasts, as I think that this separate medium is a really good way to present news stories and explain complex concepts in an engaging way.
• Collaborate with others on the podcast e.g. invite the LfA blog writers to talk about the news stories that they’ve analysed.
• Continue to use plenty of emojis in the weekly commercial awareness updates.
Javier Ereno
Hello, my name is Javier Laiseca Ereno and I’m currently studying History, Politics, and Economics.

Even though I am not currently taking part in a law degree, I am very interested in commercial law and the interdependence between Law and businesses. If I was to get this position, I would like to focus on the future of commercial law, particularly on the emerging sector of cybersecurity and data privacy. This is a sector which more and more international law firms are beginning to give great importance to as it is becoming a major challenge for businesses all around the world. However, this is not the only future of law as there are many other emerging areas such as the technologization of the healthcare industry, which has further risen the interest of commercial law firms, especially at the moment during the pandemic.

At the moment, I have started listening to the first podcast that has been released by the society on Spotify, and I believe it is a very practical way of keeping people informed with current legal news. I think it would be very effective if each of these weekly podcasts focused on different aspects of commercial law or different business sectors so people can get an all-round feel of what commercial law encompasses and at the same time focus on the area that they are most interested in.
Zara Sendut
Hi! I’m Zara and I’m a first year PPE student. I was also this year’s Freshers’ Representative for the Law for All Society (LFA)!

You should vote for me because:

As the Freshers’ Representative, I hosted Commercial Awareness Roundtable Discussions:
• This was my own initiative. This was the first time in the society’s history that this had been done
• I led sessions on antitrust, M&A and corporate law
• My project inspired the creation of the LFA Commercial Awareness Podcast!

I have relevant experience in delivering digestible commercial updates:
• I am Editor of an online magazine that discusses law, economics and current affairs
• I was a guest speaker on the LFA Podcast with this year’s Commercial Awareness Officers
• I was a founding member of my school’s Law & Politics Society

Priorities:
(1) I will expand the podcast to be more interactive & inclusive of your needs, doubling as case study interview preparation – I am committed to helping make your vacation scheme/training contract applications more competitive. (2) I will widen the reach of my Commercial Awareness Roundtable Discussions to all members. (3) I would love to extend the podcast and newsletter to have external speakers/writers to offer expert analysis.
Katherine Kerr
I want to ensure the continuation of the Law for All blog writing, which I have found highly interesting to read over the last year. I have thoroughly enjoyed the blog posts members have written, and would endeavour to enhance their visibility and engagement with them by the wider society in the next academic year.