Toronto Student Program

Meet Our Students

Please feel free to contact any of our students if you have questions about our program.

Our 2016-2017 Articling Students:


Alex Bogach, Queen's University
abogach@torys.com | 416.865.7379


Alex Bogach

Alex completed law school at Queen’s University. He went on exchange for one semester at the University of Hong Kong. He has also completed a certificate in French at Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School. At law school, Alex was the co-president of the Queen’s Law Election Committee, a student caseworker for Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic and an orientation leader for the incoming first year class. Prior to law school, he was the program director and counselor-in-training coordinator for Camp Winnebagoe. He was the tournament organizer for the Kelly Silverstein Memorial Basketball Tournament and was a columnist for Huron Grapevine. Alex also worked as a human resources summer student at Tarion Warranty Corporation. Alex’s interests include film, politics, public speaking and basketball.


Hilary Brown, University of Toronto
hbrown@torys.com | 416.865.7381


Hilary Brown

Hilary completed law school at the University of Toronto. She has an Honours BA (political science and history) from McGill University. At law school, Hilary is the co-chair for the University of Toronto Women and Law Association and is a volunteer at the Artists’ Legal Advice Services. Hilary participated in the first year trial advocacy program and she attended the CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Previously, she worked on land claims implementation litigation for Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP and as a sales associate at Magpie Jewellery. Hilary’s interests include sports, travelling, languages, cooking, reading, writing, music, politics and international relations.


Patrick Chapman, University of Toronto
pchapman@torys.com | 416.865.7394


Patrick Chapman

Patrick completed law school at the University of Toronto. He spent a semester abroad at Trinity College, Dublin. He has an Honours BA (international relations) from Western University. At law school, Patrick was a volunteer caseworker at Advocates for Injured Workers and a student mentor for the University of Toronto Law School Access Program. Patrick was the coach of the Callaghan Memorial Moot in 2016 and participated in the moot as a competitor in 2015. In addition, he participated in the “Baby Gale” moot and was a ward captain for John Tory’s Mayoral Election Campaign. Patrick was a team member of the U of T Varsity Rugby Team from 2013-2015. Last summer, he worked as a summer law student at GuestLogix Inc. In summer of 2012, he worked as a summer intern at the Ontario Ministry of Health. Patrick’s interests include sports, rugby, cooking, travelling and following political and current events.


Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz, Queen’s University
scumbo-steinmetz@torys.com | 416.865.7529


Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz

Shalom completed law school at Queen’s University. He has an MA (English) from Queen’s and an Honours BA (English, Philosophy, and Political Science) from the University of Guelph. At law school, Shalom competed in the Laskin and Wilson moots, was an associate editor for the Queen’s Law Journal, and a legal assistant to the University’s general counsel. During his second year, Shalom interned with the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Law Bureau in Ottawa. In his spare time, Shalom owned and managed two investment properties. During his undergraduate studies, he was the Camp Director for a children’s camp in Collingwood and worked part-time as a manager at the Italian Canadian Club of Guelph. Shalom’s interests include cycling, sailing, and winemaking.


Stacey Danis, Osgoode Hall Law School
sdanis@torys.com | 416.865.7537


Stacey Danis

Stacey completed law school at Osgoode Hall. She went on exchange for one semester at the University of Hong Kong. She has an Honours BA (politics and governance) from Ryerson University. At law school, she was the senior editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and a Dean’s Fellow (contract law) for Professor Angela Swan. Previously, she worked as a research assistant (corporate law) for Professor Poonam Puri and Dr. Mitu Sengupta (human rights). Stacey participated in the “Baby Gale” moot and the Frozen Open Osgoode Moot. She was a volunteer for the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme and she has also been on a volunteer mission to Kledzo, Ghana. Stacey’s interests include travelling, cooking and fitness.


Mitchell Dost, Queen’s University
mdost@torys.com | 416.865.7546


Mitchell Dost

Mitchell completed the combined JD/MBA program at Queen’s University. He has an MBA (Finance) and an Honours BA (Applied Economics) from Queen’s University. At Queen's, Mitchell was an analyst for the Queen’s TriColour Venture Fund, captain of the Queen’s MBA softball team, and a tutor for the Queen’s law tutoring program. He was also an orientation leader for the Faculty of Law's frosh week, and was a member of the Queen’s Law hockey and curling teams. Previously, Mitchell has worked as a summer student in the legal department at GWL Realty Advisors and a contracts coordinator at Vertica Resident Services. Mitchell’s interests include fitness, sports and country music.


Jessica Earle, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
jearle@torys.com | 416.865.7964


Jessica Earle

Jessica completed the combined JD/MA (international affairs) at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She has a BA (English literature) from the University of Victoria. During her studies, Jessica was a caseworker for the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and an intern for Trade Facilitation Office Canada. She was also a research assistant to Dr. Ian Kerr (technology and privacy), Nathalie Chalifour (environmental rights) and Jennifer Bond (refugee law), and worked as a Crown intern for the Ontario Office of the Attorney General. Before and during law school, Jessica worked as a reporter with CBC Ottawa, CTV Edmonton and Vue Weekly (an independent magazine) Her interests include running, yoga, cooking and travelling.


Yu Seon Gadsden-Chung, University of Western Ontario
ysgadsden-chung@torys.com | 416.865.7643


Yu Seon Gadsden-Chung

Yu Seon completed law school at Western University. She has a PhD (biochemistry) from McMaster University and an Honours BSc (molecular biology) also from McMaster University. She was a post-doctoral fellow and consulted as a calibration chemistry through her business, Chung Associates. Yu Seon is a published author and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Canada-United States Law Journal at Western University. She has competed on debate teams and participated in advocacy and negotiation competitions. Yu Seon completed an exchange term at American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. She is bilingual in English and Korean. She was a member of the Western IP Association. Yu Seon’s interests include yoga, playing the violin and gardening.


Hongyi Geng, Osgoode Hall Law School
hgeng@torys.com | 416.865.7646


Hongyi Geng

Hongyi completed law school at Osgoode Hall. She has an Honours BSc (Biology) from Queen’s University. At law school, Hongyi was the Executive Editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Dayna Scott, Stepan Wood and Stephanie Ben-Ishai, and as the summer board editor for Osgoode Hall Law Journal. She was also the Orientation Vice-Chair for Osgoode’s Orientation week. She was a sustainability committee member at the Environmental Law Society and an intake volunteer at the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme. Prior to law school, she spent her summers working as a research assistant in a plant pathology lab at Agriculture Canada. Hongyi’s interests include running, yoga, piano, reading fashion blogs and literature, and baking.


Jessica He, University of Western Ontario
jhe@torys.com | 416.865.7647


Jessica He

Jessica completed law school at Western University. She has an Honours BA (criminology and criminal justice) from Carleton University. At law school, she was the case manager for the Western Law Sports Solution Clinic, an exchange buddy for the Western Law Exchange Program and the Head of the Western Law Advocacy Committee. She participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the Ontario Trial Lawyer Association Trial Advocacy Cup Competition and the Hicks Morley Employment Law Competition. Previously, she worked as a legal intern at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also worked as a security officer and a tax return assessment officer at the Canada Revenue Agency. Jessica’s interests include running, hiking, soccer, cooking, reading and travelling.


Vidushi Hora, University of Toronto
vhora@torys.com | 416.865.7649


Vidushi Hora

Vidushi completed law school at the University of Toronto. She has an Honours BBA (accounting, economics) from Wilfred Laurier University. At law school, Vidushi was a co-treasurer of the University of Toronto Students Law Society and a co-chair for the South Asian Law Students’ Association. Vidushi was also an executive member of the Tax Law Society and a first year caseworker at Downtown Legal Services. Prior to starting law school, she obtained her CPA, CA designation and worked as a corporate tax manager at PwC for 4 years. Vidushi’s interests include travelling, reading, playing board games and watching television.


Mike Meguid, University of Toronto
mmeguid@torys.com | 416.865.8139


Mike Meguid

Michael completed the combined JD/MBA at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. He has a BEng (mechanical engineering) from McGill University. At law school, Michael was a representative for the JD/MBA Executive Committee, was an associate editor for the Journal of Law and Equality and a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services. Last summer, Michael worked as a summer associate in the M&A group of RBC Capital Market’s Global Investment Banking Division in New York. He has also worked at Torys as a summer student for two summers. Michael’s interests include hockey, skiing, squash, soccer and travelling.


Taylor Overing, Dalhousie University
tovering@torys.com | 416.865.7655


Taylor Overing

Taylor completed law school at Dalhousie University. He has an Honours BA (Political Studies) from Queen’s University. At law school, he was an executive member for Domus Legis Society. Before Torys, Taylor worked as a project manager at CIBC. Prior to law school, he was an intern at the U.S. Embassy and worked in two business roles (project control officer and a business analyst) for CIBC. Taylor was a volunteer for the New Brunswick Liberal Party and acted as the secretary for the Dalhousie Law Students Society Board of Directors. Taylor’s interests include alpine skiing, outdoor adventures and art history.


Andri Shchudlo, Osgoode Hall Law School
ashchudlo@torys.com | 416.865.7656


Andri Shchudlo

Andri completed law school at Osgoode Hall. He has an MA (political science) from the University of Toronto and an Honours BA (political science) from the University of Winnipeg. At law school, Andri was a legal intake and referral volunteer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a first year caseworker at Community Legal Aid Services Programme. Andri participated in the Lerners Cup Moot court competition. Previously, he worked as a summer student at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Prior to law school, he was a manager at Wave Track Canoes in Winnipeg. Andri’s interests include kayaking, sports, current affairs and American and European history.


Josh Teichman, University of Toronto
jteichman@torys.com | 416.865.7658


Josh Teichman

Joshua completed the combined JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. He has a BEng in civil engineering from McGill University. At law school, Joshua was a tutor for the Rotman School of Management and a technical director for the University of Toronto Law Follies. Previously, Joshua worked as a venture capital analyst at O’Leary Ventures and as a legal and research assistant at the Ministry of the Attorney General - Crown Law Office Civil. Before transitioning to law, Josh was an event logistics supervisor for Celebration Square in Mississauga and a theatrical technician for Meadowvale Theatre.


Nicholas Wall, University of Western Ontario
nwall@torys.com | 416.865.7670


Nicholas Wall

Nic completed law school at Western University. He has an Honours BA (political science) from Queen’s University. He was the founder and president of the Western Law and Innovation Policy Society. Previously, he worked as a summer student at Groia & Company Professional Corporation. Prior to law school, Nic worked as issues manager for the Office of the Attorney General of Ontario as well as a policy advisor for the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Nic’s interests include sports and the outdoors, politics and charitable work.


Brook Wong, University of Western Ontario
bwong@torys.com | 416.865.7688


Brook Wong

Brook completed law school at Western University. He has an Honours BComm (finance and business strategy) from Queen’s University. During law school, Brook volunteered at Pro Bono Students Canada and participated in a number of Western law competitions including the Torys Negotiation Competition, the WESLA Hockey Arbitration Moot, the BLG Client Consultation Competition and the BLG/Cavalluzzo Labour and Employment Moot Competition. He was also a competitor in the ABA Law Student Division Regional Competition in Boston. Brook has previously worked as a legal intern for Goldcorp Inc., and an analyst at Hugessen Consulting Inc. Last summer, Brook went to George Weston on secondment. Brook’s interests include reading, travelling, investing, hockey, fitness and pizza-making.

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