Toronto Student Committee

The Blakes Student Committee seeks to create and develop a fulfilling student program. It is comprised of both associates and partners at the Firm who are involved in creating and developing a comprehensive professional development program, planning and executing social events, and fostering a culture of learning. The Student Committee also acts as a resource for students if they have any concerns or issues. Kari Abrams is the Director, Legal Personnel & Professional Development Employment Counsel. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the summer student and articling student programs, including the recruitment, supervision and professional development of summer students and articling students, as well as liaising with law schools. Kari is also an active member of several internal Firm committees, including the Student Committee, the Legal Personnel Committee, the Equity & Diversity Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. Prior to joining Blakes, Kari was a partner in the labour and employment department in the Toronto office of a national law firm where she was also actively involved in the student program as a member of the student committee. Below is a list of the Student Committee members:


2019-2020 Articling Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Amir Aboguddah Toronto
Sukaina Afzal Western
Connor Anear Saskatchewan
Muhammad Ansab Toronto
Natalie Cammarasana Osgoode
Dylan Churchill Toronto
Jennifer Crawford Toronto
Joshua Favel Toronto
Sean Grassie Ottawa
Rebecca Hastings Toronto
Carly Hicks Toronto
Katherine Jones Dalhousie
Maia Jorgensen Osgoode
Umang Khandelwal Cambridge
Alysha Li Osgoode
Jeannie Pau Toronto
Karishma Prasanna Toronto
Daniel Quainoo Osgoode
Laura Robinson Windsor
Cullen Schreiter Ottawa
Gregory Sheppard McGill
Ikho Shin Windsor
Iain Sneddon Western
Patrick Sobchak Toronto
Lindsay Stitt Osgoode
Demi Toneguzzo Osgoode
Victoria Turner Western
Robert Van de Mark Osgoode
Caitlin Woodford Queen’s
Gabrielle Wright Osgoode
Diane Wu Queen’s

 2019 First Year Summer Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Jonathon Asa Toronto
Cameron Baxendale Toronto
Sara Bolourchian Toronto
Braedon Boyd Western
Natalie Chow Toronto
Melissa Earl Dalhousie
Joshua Harriott Osgoode
Katie Healy Western
Cindy Kang Toronto
Andrew McMillan Queen’s
Robert Nanni Toronto
Alana Page Toronto
Lindsay Toth Queen’s
Jacob Webster Toronto

2019 Second Year Summer Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Imad Alame Windsor
Ayah Al-Sharari Osgoode
Sayjon Ariyarathnam Osgoode
Mariangela Asturi Toronto
George Boynton Payne McGill
Luiz Brasil Osgoode
Lanchao Chen Toronto
Beverly Cheung Osgoode
Eileen Church Carson Toronto
Harman Dosanjh Osgoode
Kevin Dowse Osgoode
Eric Goneau Ottawa
Ashley Haines Windsor
David Lam Toronto
Natalie LaMarche Ottawa
Catherine MacIsaac Toronto
Mitch MacLean Windsor
Kuljeet Nagra Osgoode
Matthew Prior Toronto
Haley Puah Toronto
Karam Putros Western
Shruti Ramesh Osgoode
Alex Solway Queen’s
Rishi Verma Queen’s
Erika Voaklander Toronto
Rebecca Wieschkowski Dalhousie
Joshua Zung Toronto