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:

2021-2022 Articling Students

NameSchool
Suhaib AhmedOsgoode
Jonny AsaToronto
Marcel BeaudoinOsgoode
Sara BolourchianToronto
Braedon BoydWestern
Jessica CharendoffOsgoode
Natalie ChowToronto
Sam CottonQueen’s
Melissa EarlDalhousie
Tila FeldmanToronto
Aditi GuptaWindsor
Gabe GutfrajndWestern
Joshua HarriottOsgoode
Jake HarrisDalhousie
Katie HealyWestern
Jae Won HurToronto
Russell JohnsonToronto
Naomi LewisMcGill
Michael LutskyToronto
Andy McMillanQueen’s
Sam MitchellToronto
Samantha MorryManitoba
Keneca Pingue-GilesOsgoode
Shruti RameshOsgoode
Blake RosenbergQueen’s
David SzczurkoOsgoode
Lindsay TothQueen’s
William TotzkeOsgoode
Brittany TownOsgoode
Jacob WebsterToronto
Matthew WiwatowskiToronto
Anju XingToronto
Jessica ZhangOsgoode
Li ZhuQueen’s

 2021 First Year Summer Students

StudentLaw School
Temi AjibodeToronto
Julia BayneRyerson
Michael BertrandToronto
Faisal BhabhaToronto
Annie ChanToronto
Kerry-Ann CornwallOsgoode
Saskia De VriesToronto
Jada DunnToronto
Laura GoldfarbToronto
Robin KetchesonQueen’s
Will KosiancicToronto
Tony KuangToronto
Andrew Kupfer Western
Sara Siddiqi Osgoode

2021 Second Year Summer Students

StudentLaw School
Trent AbrahamOttawa
Manula AdhihettyToronto
Jaskaran BasuitaOsgoode
Isaac BushewskyOttawa
Madeleine Carswell Toronto
Mackenzie ClaggettToronto
Henry DennisToronto
Ifrah FarahToronto
Mallory GallantDalhousie
Ravish Gupta  Western
Lidia Hencic Osgoode
Chantelle HospedalesOsgoode
Andrew IrwinQueen’s
Leah KelleyToronto
Lauren KingsmillDalhousie
Ife KoladeOsgoode
Jonah LeiderOsgoode
Meg MalakianQueen’s
Nicholas MorrisQueen’s
Nick MorrowQueen’s
Hasti NamvarQueen’s
Maitree Patel Queen’s
Ana QarriMcGill
Graham RotenbergToronto
Rahul SapraWestern
Julia SchabasOsgoode
Amrit ToorOsgoode
Penglin TuOsgoode
Uzman UbaidullahOsgoode
Matteen VictoryToronto
Kevin WuOsgoode
Maggie Xing Toronto