Toronto Student Program

Meet Our Students

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

Our 2017 Summer Students:

Hannah Allen, Western University
hallen@torys.com | 416.865.7302


Hannah Allen

Hannah has completed her second year of law school at Western University. She has an MA (American History) from the University of Oxford and an Honours BA (History) from Queen’s University. At law school, Hannah was a teaching assistant for her Legal Research Writing and Advocacy and Tort Law courses. She also works as a community legal services supervisor and is a member of the Western University Equestrian Team. She competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot and is a volunteer at the Dispute Resolution Centre. Hannah’s interests include playing instruments (piano, clarinet), skiing, equestrian, travelling and art history.

Parker Baglole, Dalhousie University
pbaglole@torys.com | 416.865.7314


Parker Baglol

Parker has completed his third year of the combined JD/MBA program at Dalhousie University. He has an Honours BBA from the University of Prince Edward Island. He has worked as an enterprise risk management student at Emera Inc. and as a teaching assistant for a Dalhousie commerce course. At law school, Parker is a member of the Dalhousie Law and MBA Games Teams. Parker participates in a number of intramural sports, including, most recently, the Bluenose Half Marathon and PEI Half Marathon. Parker’s interests include volunteering with numerous community and campus groups, hockey and soccer.

Anthony Bishop, Osgoode Hall Law School
abishop@torys.com | 416.865.7354


Anthony Bishop

Anthony has completed his second year of law at Osgoode Hall. He has an Honours BA (Psychology and Sociology) from McMaster University. At law school, Anthony was a caseworker and intake volunteer at the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme and a part of the events subcommittee for the International Legal Partnership at Osgoode Hall. Last summer, Anthony worked as a legal intern for the Cross Cultural Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, he worked as a court reporter, staff trainer and transcriptionist at Network Reporting and Mediation. He also worked as a part-time marketing analyst at Tifidin Inc. and as a project manager for Touchstone Youth Shelter. Anthony’s interests include basketball, fashion, travelling, exotic cats, Tumblr, sketching and sports.

Marco Cator, University of Ottawa
mcator@torys.com | 416.865.7377

Marco Cator

Marco has completed his second year of law school and has an Honours BComm (Finance) from the University of Ottawa. At law school, Marco is an associate editor for The Ottawa Law Review and was an oral advocacy competitor at the Gowling WLG Internal Moot Competition as well as a participant in the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professionalism Practicum. Last summer, Marco worked as a summer law student at Dragon Law Limited in Hong Kong. Marco has also worked as a teaching assistant and corrector at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, an employment equity analyst at the Department of National Defence and as a records processing clerk with Employment and Social Development Canada. Marco’s interests include languages, soccer, travelling, photography and youth education.

Claire Chapman, Western University
cchapman@torys.com | 416.865.7388


Claire Chapman

Claire has completed her second year of law school at Western University. She has an Honours BA (Political Studies) from Queen’s University. At law school, she was a teaching assistant for her Tort Law and Legal Research Writing and Advocacy courses and a first year associate for Community Legal Services. She also participated in the Cherniak Cup and was a semi-finalist at the Torys Negotiation Competition. Last year, Claire worked as a legal summer student, and previously as a summer student in health policy, at the Ontario Medical Association. Claire’s interests include running, travelling and reading.

Christophe Cinqmars-Viau, McGill University
ccinqmars-viau@torys.com | 416.865.7542


Christophe Cinqmars-Viau

Christophe has completed his third year of the combined BCL/LLB program and has an Honours BA (Political Science and History) from McGill University. At law school, he has been a junior student advocate with Student Advocacy at McGill and a researcher at the Legal Information Clinic. Last summer, Christophe worked as a summer student at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP. Previously, Christophe worked as a teaching and research assistant at McGill and as a client coordinator and executive assistant at Enterprise Canada. He has also worked as a server at Splendido Restaurant and The Chase in Toronto. Christophe’s interests include modern fiction, tennis, Latin America travel, film festivals, skiing and political campaigns.

Nick Germanakos, Queen's University
ngermanakos@torys.com | 416.865.7545


Nick Germanakos

Nick has completed his second year of law school at Queen’s University. He has an Honours BComm (Marketing Management) from the University of Guelph. At law school, Nick has been an executive of the Queen’s Corporate Law Club, a Movember executive for the Queen’s Law Cancer Society and a member of the Queen’s Law Hockey Team. Previously, Nick worked as a marketing associate at Church and Dwight Canada and as a tour guide for the University of Guelph. He has also worked as a marketing social media assistant for Sheridan Nurseries and as a business development administrative assistant for McMillan LLP. Nick’s interests include hockey, car racing and travelling.

Craig Gilchrist, Western University
cgilchrist@torys.com | 416.865.7629


Craig Gilchrist

Craig has completed his second year of law school at Western University. He has an Honours BA (International Relations and Canadian Studies, Political Science) from the University of Toronto. At law school, Craig has worked as an assistant student director at the Western Dispute Resolution Centre and an associate caseworker for the London Community Legal Services. He has participated in a number of moots and was a member of the Western Student Legal Society Executive. He has held a number of roles at TD Bank Financial Group including summer law student, customer service representative and customer relations coordinator. Previously, Craig has also worked as an assistant program supervisor at the Caledon Ski Club. His interests include live theatre, alpine skiing, running and Mexican food.

Tamara Jewett, University of Toronto
tjewett@torys.com | 416.865.7671


Tamara Jewett

Tamara has completed her second year of law school and has an Honours BA (History and Literary Studies) from the University of Toronto. Last summer, Tamara worked as an International Human Rights Fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation and Richard Spoor Inc., Attorneys. Tamara has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Toronto. She was also a varsity cross-country and track and field captain and an English communication program instructor. She has volunteered at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Horizons, Frontier College – Native Women’s Resource Centre and Round Square. Tamara’s interests include track and field, reading, live theatre, cooking and traveling.

Vlad Krasner, Queen's University
vkrasner@torys.com | 416.865.7679


Vlad Krasner

Vlad has completed his second year of law school at Queen’s University. He has an Honours BA (Radio and Television Arts, English) from Ryerson University. At law school, he is an upper year tutor and was an orientation leader. He is also a features editor for the Queen’s Law Newspaper and a board representative for the Queen’s Law Students’ Society. Vlad has worked in a number of roles at CTV National News including tape producer, DNS coordinator, print and visual researcher and evening assignment desk editor. Previously, he has also worked as a production control technical director at TSN, CFTO, Sportsnet and YTV. Vlad’s interests include soccer, hockey, mountain biking, travelling and playing guitar.

Emma Loignon-Giroux, McGill University
eloignon-giroux@torys.com | 416.865.7973


Emma Loignon-Giroux

Emma has completed the combined BCL/LLB program at McGill University. She has an Honours BA (French Literature) from the University of Ottawa and completed a semester abroad at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. At law school, Emma was an executive editor (French Board) for the McGill Law Journal and a writer for Quid Novi, a weekly newspaper at the McGill Faculty of Law. Two summers ago, Emma worked as a defense counsel intern for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon atThe Hague, and she also participated in the Association for Defense Counsel-ICTY Mock Trial at The Hague. Previously, Emma was a volunteer for the Legal Information Clinic at McGill and at Pro Bono Students Canada and worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill. Emma’s interests include hockey, tennis, soccer, running, yoga and travelling. Emma is fully bilingual. Emma will be clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal after completing her second summer with us.

Eric Patenaude, University of Toronto
epatenaude@torys.com | 416.865.7687


Eric Patenaude

Eric has completed his second year of law school at the University of Toronto. He has an MBA (Finance) and an Honours BA (Political Science) from La Salle University. At law school, Eric was a finalist in the BLG Client Counselling Competition and a participant in the Trial Advocacy Competition. He has worked as a student caseworker at Downtown Legal Services and as an assistant editor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. Last summer, Eric worked as a research assistant at the University of Toronto. He also worked as a graduate assistant and club sport coordinator at La Salle University and as a horticultural attendant at the Town of Georgina. Eric’s interests include offsite backpacking, camping, post-modern literature, concept albums, movies and sports.

Alicja Puchta, Osgoode Hall Law School
apuchta@torys.com | 416.865.8156


Alicja Puchta

Alicja has completed law school at Osgoode Hall. She has a PhD (Immunology), an MSc (Medical Sciences) and an Honours BSc (Biology) from McMaster University. At law school, Alicja was a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Richard Haigh and a competitive mooter for the Osgoode Mooting Society. She was the Chair of the Article Review Committee of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, a senior editor for TheCourt.ca, and worked as an intake volunteer at the Community and Legal Aid Services Program. Two summers ago, Alicja worked as a research assistant for Professor Mary Jane Mossman and as a first year summer student in the life sciences department at Bereskin and Parr LLP. Alicja’s interests include travelling, sports, interior design, fashion, pets, food, fan film and television. Alicja will be clerking at the Ontario Court of Appeal after spending her second summer with us.

Denise Ramsden, University of Toronto
dramsden@torys.com | 416.865.7689


Denise Ramsden

Denise has completed her second year of law school at the University of Toronto after transferring from and completing her first year at University of British Columbia. She has an Honours BSc (Cell Biology and Genetics) from the University of British Columbia. At law school, she works as a clinician at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Denise is also a mentor with the Trek-Red Truck Cycling Team in Vancouver. Denise has worked as a social media and community engagement manager at Velofix and as a research assistant at UBC Faculty of Science. Denise is a professional cyclist and participated in the 2012 Olympics. Denise’s interests include cooking, food, road and mountain biking, cross-country skiing, dodgeball, hiking and reading.

Sarah Strong, Queen's University
sstrong@torys.com | 416.865.7693


Sarah Strong

Sarah has completed her second year of law school at Queen's University. She has an Honours BBA (Marketing, Communication Studies) from Wilfrid Laurier University. At law school, she has been the committee chair for the Queen's Law Orientation Committee and has worked as a student volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada. Previously, Sarah worked as a salesforce associate at BMO Nesbitt Burns and a marketing consultant at FreshInsights Consulting. Sarah has also worked as a research analyst with the corporate marketing group at the Bank of Montreal and as an associate project coordinator at BMO Harris Private Banking. Sarah's interests include experimenting with recipes, trying new restaurants, playing volleyball and public speaking.

Our 2016-2017 Articling Students:


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.



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