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 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

2020-2021 Articling Students

NameSchool
Imad AlameWindsor
Ayah Al-SharariOsgoode
Sayjon AriyarathnamOsgoode
Mariangela AsturiToronto
George Boynton PayneMcGill
Luiz BrasilOsgoode
Lanchao ChenToronto
Beverly CheungOsgoode
Stephanie Da SilvaDalhousie
Harman DosanjhOsgoode
Kevin DowseOsgoode
Éric GoneauOttawa
Ashley HainesWindsor
David  LamToronto
Natalie LaMarcheOttawa
Catherine MacIsaacToronto
Mitch MacLeanWindsor
Kuljeet NagraOsgoode
Matthew  PriorToronto
Haley PuahToronto
Karam PutrosWestern
Alex SolwayQueen’s
Rishi VermaQueen’s
Erika VoaklanderToronto
Rebecca WieschkowskiDalhousie
Joshua ZungToronto