Stacey recently completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Guelph, where s...
Stacey recently completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Guelph, where she graduated with Distinction. She was an active member on Guelph’s campus, serving as President of the Public Management Association and advising faculty on the Curriculum Committee. Prior to her post-secondary education, Stacey volunteered in Thailand and Cambodia working with organizations that rescue women and children from human trafficking. This work sparked her interest in law and she continues to advocate for victims of human trafficking in conjunction with her education. At Osgoode, Stacey has participated in several moots. She was a finalist in the 2017 Lerners Cup and was named a Distinguished Oralist. She was also selected to represent Osgoode at the Cassels Brock Cup, a competitive first-year moot against the University of Toronto. She is a Caseworker with the Osgoode Business Clinic, where she provides legal services to small business owners. Outside of school and work, she can be found settling into a good book on her porch swing and exploring the Bruce Trail with her husband and puppy.
Gurpal recently completed his second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Health Science...
Gurpal recently completed his second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He received an entrance scholarship from the Faculty of Law at the outset of his legal studies. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Health Sciences (minors in Biology and Psychology) from Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Gurpal received various scholarships and was on the Faculty of Science Dean’s Honor Roll. During his undergraduate studies, Gurpal was also heavily involved in community service and travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with medical teams to provide basic medical services to impoverished rural communities. Last summer, Gurpal worked as a fundraising coordinator for Jagmeet Singh’s leadership campaign -- Gurpal’s team raised over one million dollars in six months. At Queen’s Law, Gurpal is the fundraising director of the Queen’s Health Law Association. Outside of work, Gurpal is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys playing soccer, basketball and working out.
Jasmine recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa. She summered at the firm in 2017 and is excited to be back.
Jasmine recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school Jasmine graduated on the Dean's List from the University of Waterloo School of Planning with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. She joined Aird & Berlis as a land use planner from 2013-2015. There she worked closely with the Municipal and Land Use Planning practice group on development approval matters. In 2016 she travelled to her hometown of Hong Kong where she spent almost a year at Goldman Sachs as the lead project manager of the company's employee engagement program, Community Teamworks. She oversaw more than 300 volunteer projects across 14 offices in 10 countries, partnering with over 150 non-profit organizations. She also led a pro bono consulting project relating to a Hong Kong social entrepreneurial fund. At the University of Ottawa, she actively participates in sports intramurals and is a member of the Christian Legal Fellowship. She is also a writing leader for the law school's legal writing academy where she works with students on legal writing techniques. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local church and enjoys learning new board games and sampling local coffee shops. Jasmine summered at the firm in 2017 and is excited to be back.
Peter recently completed his first year at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. He holds a BA from McGill in Political Science and Linguistics.
Peter recently completed his first year at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. He holds a BA from McGill in Political Science and Linguistics. An active member of his law school’s community, Peter serves as part of the Mental Health Initiatives team that works with faculty and staff to improve mental health resources. Peter was also appointed to the executive team of the Corporate Commercial Law Club and has represented the Faculty of Law at functions for prospective students. He received special distinction for his first-year moot and was ranked as a top-12 oral advocate in the first year class. He is excited to be starting a new role as a student advisor with the Career Services Office in the fall. When he was 18, Peter travelled on his own to a rural village in the Himalayas to conduct a volunteer project at a learning center. He spent his time assisting the daily needs of students while working to challenge systemic barriers to education like gender and caste. He has completed an internship with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, and has represented Canada as a delegate at the 2016 One Young World summit. More recently, Peter worked for a leading technology research and consultancy group in a role that allowed him to advise clients on optimizing their IT departments. A passionate Habs, Raptors and Liverpool FC fan, Peter enjoys discussing and watching sports with friends. He is an avid reader and foodie, and has travelled to over 40 countries.
Stephanie recently completed her second year in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management.
Stephanie recently completed her second year in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in art history from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio practice and philosophy from York University. She has participated in competitive mooting, the peer mentorship program, and volunteer projects with Downtown Legal Services and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. In 2018, she represented the University of Toronto at the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot. Channeling her experience as a ghostwriter, Stephanie has contributed to the funnies in the student-run newspaper, Ultra Vires and is a senior editor for the international journal, Critical Analysis of Law. Before starting law school, Stephanie split her time between careers in the cultural sector and the property management industry. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management and has worked alongside artists, curators, and educators to develop creative programs and exhibitions in both Toronto and Montreal. As a former gallerist, she was invited to moderate an artist talk at the North American premiere of the international sensation, “Dachshund UN”—a theatrical recreation of the United Nations with Dachshund delegates. Outside of school and work, Stephanie can be found watching Star Trek, visiting art fairs, lifting weights and expanding her board game library. Stephanie summered at the firm last year and is excited to be back.
Ara recently completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, where she gra...
Ara recently completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, where she graduated with First Class Honours. Before attending law school, she was a Business Analyst at Capital One with a focus on digital strategy. She also spent a summer as a Corporate Banking Analyst at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets. Aside from working at these large financial institutions, Ara has experience as a Research Assistant at Queen’s University and as a Teaching Assistant at both Queen’s and Ryerson University. She also has a background in entrepreneurship and innovation. At Osgoode, Ara is heavily involved in student life and experiential learning. She is currently a Caseworker for the Osgoode Business Clinic, an Editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and was recently elected to the Osgoode Student Caucus. She was a Caseworker at Osgoode’s legal aid clinic and participated in moot, negotiation and client consultation competitions in the past year. Outside of work and school, Ara is also passionate about making an impact within the community. She has worked with a variety of organizations including those helping at-risk youth, encouraging social entrepreneurship and raising awareness about the importance of education. In her spare time, you are sure to find Ara at a theatre indulging in musicals and plays, at a restaurant trying exciting menu selections or at home plotting dream vacations.
Stan recently completed his first year at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.Prior to law school, Stan worked at Queen’s Park as legi...
Stan recently completed his first year at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. He received a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto; and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Toronto, graduating with High Distinction and on the Dean’s List. Prior to law school, Stan worked in politics. During the 2014 Ontario general election, Stan managed the Ontario PC campaign in Etobicoke Centre. After the election, Stan worked at Queen’s Park as legislative assistant to the Leader of the Official Opposition. During the 2015 federal general election, Stan was executive assistant to the Minister of Finance. Most recently, Stan worked as government relations advisor to the Consul General of Israel. During his first year of law school, Stan volunteered at Community Legal Aid and was a member of the Windsor Law Tennis Club. Outside of school and work, Stan enjoys playing tennis, cycling, running, practicing violin, raising money for charity and spending time with friends and family. Stan speaks French, Ukrainian, and Russian.
Gaurav is a JD/MBA student at the University of Toronto, and is interested in the intersection of business and law.
Gaurav is a JD/MBA student at the University of Toronto, and is interested in the intersection of business and law. His work experience includes managing cybersecurity contracts for a large retail conglomerate (and a Schedule I Bank under the Bank Act), solving telecom production issues for Canada’s largest technology consultancy, assisting with economic development in post-Katrina New Orleans and authoring grant proposals for NGOs in Asia. Gaurav recently completed a four-month consulting engagement helping one of Canada’s largest publicly listed cannabis producers to develop a strategy to enter the highly-regulated recreational market. He looks forward to further developing his advisory, strategic and client service skills at the Creative Destruction Lab, a highly competitive startup incubator and launch platform housed at the Rotman School of Management, through the 2018-2019 academic year. He enjoys moot court competitions, and represented the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law alongside Aird & Berlis colleague Lynn Tay at the 2018 Isaac Moot, where they won the Best Factum trophy. He also represented the University of Toronto in its victory at the Baby Gale, a moot for first-year law students. In his MBA year, Gaurav was awarded second place (including a $40,000 team award) at the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge, a team-based competition for innovative business thinking. Gaurav grew up in the Middle East, and has lived, worked and studied in Canada, India and the United States. His personal interests include reading, keeping up with the news and sampling single-malt whiskies.
Damian recently completed his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated with distinction from the Ivey Business School HBA program.
Damian recently completed his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. During his first year, Damian received the Ivan Cleveland Rand Prize for obtaining the highest standing in the course State and Citizen (Constitutional and Public Law) and the Charles Edward Woodrow Award for academic achievement. He also participated in the Osgoode Business Clinic, where he provided legal services to small business owners. During his second year, he worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Benjamin Geva, conducting research on virtual currencies, digital cash and international negotiable instruments. As one of two assistant editors for the Banking and Finance Law Review, Damian continues to collaborate with Professor Geva. Damian was also one of sixteen upper-year Osgoode students to be admitted into two advanced business law workshops (Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions) led by experienced Bay Street practitioners. During the fall semester of his third year of law school, Damian will be studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as an international exchange student in its LLM Program in Chinese Law and International Dispute Resolution. Damian holds a BA in Honors Business Administration from Ivey Business School, graduating with Distinction. Prior to law school and while completing his undergraduate degree, Damian worked as a Research Assistant at Ivey Business School and as a Commercial Banking Intern at Bank of China. Fluent in Korean and Mandarin, Damian wrote a series of case studies on the Korean music industry, available through both Ivey Publishing and Harvard Business Publishing. Outside of work, Damian enjoys singing, playing the guitar and playing basketball. Damian summered at the firm in 2017, and he is excited to be back.
David just completed his third year of the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto. He also holds a BA (summa cum laude) in Philosophy and Law &am...
David just completed his third year of the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto. He also holds a BA (summa cum laude) in Philosophy and Law & Society from York University, where he received the Law and Society Honours prize. Throughout his undergraduate studies, David worked as a peer academic advisor and served as an ambassador for the university. At law school, he has worked as a research assistant for the David Asper Center for Constitutional rights and volunteered as an assistant editor for both the Faculty of Law Review, and the International Law Bibliography working group. Prior to joining A&B, David worked for Kroll (an international risk consulting company), where he helped clients on a range of business intelligence issues such as pre-transactional due diligence, litigation asset traces, and investigations into alleged fraud or other irregularities. As a JD/MBA candidate, David has particular interests in capital markets, corporate finance, start-ups and emerging technology. Beyond work and school, David enjoys an eclectic range of interests including, playing folk guitar, exercising, reading and writing fiction, soccer, podcasts, interactive gaming and engaging in philosophical discussions with anyone interested.
Amelia has completed her first year of law school at the University of Western Ontario. Before attending law school, she studied English Literature at...
Amelia has completed her first year of law school at the University of Western Ontario. Before attending law school, she studied English Literature at Queen’s University. At Western, she has enjoyed mooting and participating in public speaking competitions. She placed second in the preliminary rounds of the Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot and in the Western Mediation Competition, was a finalist in the BLG Client Consultation Competition and the Legate Medical Malpractice Trial Advocacy Competition, and advanced to elimination rounds in several other events. Next year, Amelia is excited to be working as a Teaching Assistant for a first year Contracts class and continuing to volunteer at the Western Business Law Clinic. Before attending law school, Amelia travelled the world as a competitive debater. She has won competitions including the North American Women’s Debating Championship and the Hart House IV, and had the honour of being selected to judge two finals at the World Universities Debating Championship. Amelia is an avid podcast-listener and concert-goer, and will spend her free time this summer working toward her goal of trying every restaurant in the city.
Andy recently completed his second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He was selected as one of 100 young leaders under 25 by the Parlia...
Andy recently completed his second year at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Over the previous summer, Andy worked throughout Asia at a multinational law firm in the mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property practice groups. He assisted on several major transactions. He also co-authored an article published in the Managing Intellectual Property magazine, exploring new developments in intellectual property. Before law school, Andy developed several programs for underprivileged youth in Toronto and was recognized by the Parliament of Canada for making a substantial impact in the community. He was selected as one of 100 young leaders under 25 by the Parliament of Canada and published policy suggestions with the aim of improving local community centers throughout Ontario. In Kingston, Andy leads legal seminars for recently arrived Syrian refugees with a focus on the basics of immigration, family and business law. In his spare time, Andy waits eagerly for the Toronto International Film Festival to begin. He loves to dance and travel, and enjoys meeting new friends along the way.
John recently completed his second year at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where he was named to the Dean’s Honour List in his firs...
John recently completed his second year at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where he was named to the Dean’s Honour List in his first year. John completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with a Concentration in Public Law at Brock University, graduating with First Class Standing. He received various awards and scholarships for his academic excellence during his undergraduate studies, as well as recognition for his leadership in student governance. Prior to attending university, John competed in elite level rugby, selected to compete nationally with the Ontario Junior Blues youth representative team and selected for one international tour with Rugby Canada. Prior to joining the firm, John worked in various positions with a number of municipalities in the GTA. His work with municipal staff and external counsel included appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board in land use planning disputes, advising on by-law and Building Code enforcement matters and researching general municipal governance issues. Additionally, John drafted several municipal by-laws and corporate policies, as well as a number of “on-the-fly” Resolutions of Council. Through these work experiences, John gained insight into municipal governance and land development processes. While at law school, John works as the Lead Tutor in the Queen’s Law Equity Peer Tutoring program, providing mentorship and academic support to first-year students. Additionally, John is the President and Captain of the Queen’s Law “Tortfeasors” Rugby Football Club, the Faculty’s only inter-university competitive sports team. When not at his desk or in the law library, John is likely to be caught fishing in the Kawarthas, tending to his heirloom vegetable garden, or at the gym improving his deadlift.
Lynn recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Toronto. She holds an Honours in Business Administration from the Ivey Busi...
Lynn recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Toronto. She holds an Honours in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School, where she graduated as the gold medallist of her class. During her undergraduate studies, Lynn participated in several moots, including the Osgoode Cup, where she finished in the top four percent of participants. She also co-authored an article in the Ivey Business Review examining the feasibility of an online legal services platform for underutilized lawyers, aiming to improve access to legal services. Throughout her undergraduate career, Lynn was part of Western's dragon boat team, competing at several regional and national competitions. At law school, Lynn participated in the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot along with fellow A&B student Gaurav Gopinath, winning best overall factum. She has volunteered for the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic, conducting legal research to support immigration applications. She has also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada at Law Help Ontario, where she assisted with client intake for self-represented litigants. Lynn is part of an IHRP Digital Verification working group, where she examines media content to verify evidence of human rights abuses. This fall, she will be spending the semester abroad at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London, England. Lynn summered at the firm in 2017 and is excited to be back for a second summer.
Eric recently completed his second year at the Peter Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He holds a BA (Honours) in Philosophy...
Eric recently completed his second year at the Peter Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He holds a BA (Honours) in Philosophy and Political Science from McGill University. Prior to law school, Eric interned in the Congressional and Legal Services office of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Last summer, Eric worked “in-house” at the legal department of G Adventures, a global travel company based in Toronto. While in law school, Eric volunteered at the Law Students' Legal Advice Program, Prisoners' Legal Services and the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic. He also appeared as an agent on a matter before the British Columbia Supreme Court. Outside of school, Eric enjoys going to concerts, reading, collecting vinyl records and cooking Mediterranean food. As a high school student, Eric participated in the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards, an international competition for creative teens, and was awarded a gold medal for persuasive writing at Carnegie Hall in New York (past winners have included Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates).