Michael Puopolo

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Michael summered at the firm in 2022. He recently completed his second year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University, with a specialization in cancer research. He spent his final year investigating the role of certain immune cells in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Michael then completed a Master of Public Health from Queen’s University. During this time, he worked as a population health researcher with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Through implementing large-scale surveys, he found a need for changes in the way Ontario provides assistive devices to those with sight loss. Prior to law school, Michael was a research assistant on an Ontario-wide COVID-19 research study with Mount Sinai Hospital. He played an integral role in developing the study’s COVID sample management system as well as maintaining positive relationships with participants. In law school, Michael volunteered with the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights to help develop guidelines for the public regarding legislative changes surrounding police accountability. As a peer-tutor through the University of Toronto’s Academic Support Program, Michael also helped dozens of first year law students navigate law school and their studies. In his personal life, Michael enjoys watching bad movies with friends, building computers and cheering for the Maple Leafs.