Toronto Student Program

Meet Our Students

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

Our 2017-2018 Articling Students:


Brody Appotive, Queen's University
bappotive@torys.com | 416.865.7820


Brody Appotive

Brody completed law school at Queen’s University. He has an Honours BComm from McGill University. At law school, Brody was the project lead of Pro Bono Radio, and worked as a caseworker for the Queen’s Business Law Clinic. Brody also served as Vice-President of the Queen’s Law Students’ Society and participated in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Cup. Prior to starting law school, he was a sightseeing tour guide for Gray Line International. Brody’s interests include cooking and politics.


Melody Burke, University of Manitoba
mburke@torys.com | 416.865.7823


Melody Burke

Melody completed law school at the University of Manitoba. She has an Honours BA (English Literature and Speech Communication) from the University of Waterloo. At law school, Melody was president of the Manitoba Law Students’ Association, an editor for the Canadian Journal of Human Rights and a library assistant at the University of Manitoba Law Library. She also clerked with the Court of Queen's Bench in Winnipeg and worked as a legal intern at Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada. She spent one month in Tata, Morocco volunteering at various schools in 2012. Melody’s interests include creative writing, theatre and scuba diving.


Stefan Case, University of Toronto
scase@torys.com | 416.865.8204


Stefan Case

Stefan completed law school at the University of Toronto. He has an Honours BSc (Psychology) from Queen’s University. While at law school, Stefan competed in the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, where he was named best oral advocate. Stefan and his team went on to compete internationally at the Oxford Intellectual Property Moot in the United Kingdom. Stefan also volunteered as a member of the Moot Court Committee. Before this, Stefan volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada at the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. In his first year, Stefan was an assistant editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. Previously, Stefan worked as a summer student for the Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities Office at the Ministry of the Attorney General. He also worked as a commercial operations student at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and as a research assistant at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary. Stefan’s interests include travelling, sports and cooking.


Michele Clarizio, Western University
mclarizio@torys.com | 416.865.7334


Michele Clarizio

Michele completed law school at Western University. She has an Honours BASc (Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Concentration) from Queen’s University. At law school, Michele was a teaching assistant for the Western Introduction to Law course and was president of the Western Intellectual Property Association. She also worked as a research assistant at Western University for Professor Robert Solomon. Previously, Michele worked as a research and development co-op student at Imtex Membranes Corporation and as a student engineer at Queen’s University. Michele’s interests include water sports, squash, dance, learning Italian and photography.


Christina Coliviras, Osgoode Hall Law School
ccoliviras@torys.com | 416.865.7393


Christina Coliviras

Christina completed law school at Osgoode Hall. She has an Honours BA (Criminology and Classical Civilizations) from the University of Toronto. At law school, she was a caseworker and an intake volunteer at the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme. Christina was also a negotiation coach for the “Lawyer as Negotiator” course and a research assistant. Previously, Christina worked as a summer student at Styrok Inc. and as an investment and retirement planning associate and a customer service representative at the Royal Bank of Canada. Christina’s interests include learning Greek, figure skating, singing, songwriting, playing the piano, baking, hot yoga and travelling.


Stephen Dalby, Osgoode Hall Law School
sdalby@torys.com | 416.865.7533


Stephen Dalby

Stephen completed law school at Osgoode Hall. He has an MSc (Molecular Biology) from the University of Ottawa and an Honours BSc (Biology and History) from Queen’s University. During law school, Stephen completed the IP Law & Technology Intensive Program with AstraZeneca Canada and was a competitive mooter with the Osgoode Mooting Society. Two summers ago, Stephen worked as a research assistant in constitutional law, property law, and IP commercialization and strategy. Previously, Stephen worked as a lab manager at the Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics and as a clinical associate at Baylis Medical. Stephen will be clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal after articling. Stephen’s interests include soccer, running, music and working on the family farm.


Patrick Denroche, University of Toronto
pdenroche@torys.com | 416.865.7534


Patrick Denroche

Patrick completed law school at the University of Toronto. He has an MA (History) and an Honours BA (History) from Queen’s University. At law school, Patrick competed at the NHL Salary Arbitration Competition of Canada and volunteered for Artists’ Legal Advice Services. He received the Goodmans Prize and McRuer Scholarship in Administrative Law during his second year of studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Previously, Patrick worked as a shop manager at Frontenac Outfitters Inc. and as a teaching assistant at Queen’s University. Patrick’s interests include sea kayaking, squash, hockey, playing drums and collecting vinyl records.


Amir Eftekharpour, University of Toronto
aftekharpour@torys.com | 416.865.8231


Amir Eftekharpour

Amir completed law school at the University of Toronto. He has an Honours BA (political science) from Western University. At law school, Amir worked as an academic advisor to 1L students and as a caseworker and division leader in the Criminal Division at Downtown Legal Services. Amir also competed in the Fox Canadian Intellectual Property Moot, where he won Best Oral Advocate and Best Respondent Factum awards. Prior to law school, Amir was the president and chair of the board of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance. Amir’s interests include collecting records, playing guitar, and fly fishing.


Zhonghui (Sue) Fei, Osgoode Hall Law School
sfei@torys.com | 416.865.8192


Zhonghui (Sue) Fei

Sue completed law school at Osgoode Hall. She has an MSc (Cell and Systems Biology) and an Honours BSc (Pharmacology and Human Biology) from the University of Toronto. At law school, Sue was an intake volunteer at the Community Legal Aid Services Programme and was a member of the Osgoode Sustainability Committee. She also worked at Janssen for a semester through the IP intensive program at Osgoode. Previously, she worked as a summer student at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP and as an intellectual property law research assistant at Osgoode Hall. Sue was also a biologist and a teaching assistant at the University of Toronto. Sue’s interests include travelling, cooking, jogging and watching television series.


Winston Gee, University of Toronto
wgee@torys.com | 416.865.7644


Winston Gee

Winston completed the combined JD/Master of Public Policy program at the University of Toronto. He has an Honours BA (Government) from Harvard University. At law school, Winston worked with Advocates for Injured Workers, the International Human Rights Program and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, where he assisted in an intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada. He also placed first in the Wilson Moot and won the award for best factum. Previously, Winston worked as a consultant for the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation and as a summer student at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He also served as a constituency assistant for Craig Scott, then Member of Parliament for Toronto–Danforth. Winston's interests include politics, philosophy, economic and social policy, music, basketball and tennis.


Cal Hunter, Dalhousie University
cthunter@torys.com | 416.865.7650


Cal Hunter

Cal completed law school at Dalhousie University. He has an Honours BA (Philosophy) from Western University. At law school, Cal was president of the Business Law Association, volunteered at the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia and was an "upper-year-buddy" for current Dalhousie law students. Previously, Cal worked as a business law intern through the McCarthy Tétrault Business Law internship at Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Additionally, he worked as a manager and professional racquet stringer at Merchant of Tennis. Cal’s interests include sports, music, travelling and film.


Adam Ibrahim, University of Toronto
aibrahim@torys.com | 416.865.7659


Adam Ibrahim

Adam completed law school at the University of Toronto. He has an Honours BA (Business Administration) from Ivey Business School at Western University. At law school, he was a coordinator and intern for the McCarthy Tétrault Public Interest Internship. Previously, Adam worked as a summer legal student at OMERS, a business analyst at Sproule Associates Limited in Calgary and was a team leader at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in London. Adam’s interests include long distance running, investing, technology and reading.


Jesse Leonard, Western University
jleonard@torys.com | 416.865.7660


Jesse Leonard

Jesse completed law school at Western University. He has an MA (Public Policy and Administration) and a BSc (Fire Science) from the University of Cincinnati. Jesse has also completed a certificate (Pre-service Firefighting) at Seneca College. At law school, he was the director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Western Law's Community Legal Services and helped create the school’s first ever Extractive and Indigenous Affairs Moot. Previously, Jesse worked as a research assistant at Ryerson University and as a wildland firefighter for Manitoba Conservation. Last summer, Jesse went to TMX Group on secondment. Jesse’s interests include hiking, camping, exercise, HBO dramas and film.


Yehuda Levi, University of Toronto
ylevi@torys.com | 416.865.7696


Yehuda Levi

Yehuda completed law school at the University of Toronto. He has a BA (Psychology) from Touro University. At law school, Yehuda was an ambassador for the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a Teachers’ Assistant for Laws in Action Within Schools (LAWS). Previously, Yehuda assisted in training a Watson IBM supercomputer to answer tax law questions and worked as a legal analyst and drafter for the University of Toronto, Office of the Governing Council. Previously, Yehuda also worked as an Office Administrator and Digital Marketing Manager at M.E. Contracting. Yehuda’s interests include sports, literature and film.


Caitlin Milne, University of British Columbia
cmilne@torys.com | 416.865.7983


Caitlin Milne

Caitlin completed law school at the University of British Columbia. She has a BSc (Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Specialization) and a BA (International Relations) from the University of Calgary. During law school, she spent a semester studying at Leiden University, participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and acted as a peer tutor. Previously, she interned at ABB Corporate Research in Switzerland and worked as an engineer-in-training at 4iiii Innovations in Cochrane, Alberta. Caitlin’s interests include playing soccer, exploring new cities and collecting books.


Keton Motta Freeman, Osgoode Hall Law School
kmottafreeman@torys.com | 416.865.8116


Keton Motta Freeman

Keton completed the combined JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business. He has an Honours BA (History) from the University of Toronto. At law school, he was a research assistant to Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai (Bankruptcy Law) and a Dean’s Fellow for Professor Jeffrey Hewitt. Keton has participated in a number of moots, including the IP Fox Moot, Baby Gale Moot, Foom Moot and the Lerners Moot. He was the VP-External of the Osgoode JD/MBA Association and a debt advisor for Pro Bono Students Canada. Previously, Keton worked as a strategic planner at Traffick Group and at J. Walter Thompson Advertising. Keton’s interests include woodworking, Italian cooking, travelling, history, sports, reading and writing.


Adrienne Oake, Queen's University
aoake@torys.com | 416.865.8119


Adrienne Oake

Adrienne completed law school at Queen’s University where she also completed an Honours BComm. At law school, she tutored first year law students and was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate law course. Adrienne was an active mooter at Queen's. She won the best oralist prize at the Gale Cup Moot and most recently finished in the second overall pair at the Laskin Moot, where she delivered her final arguments in the Supreme Court before Chief Justice McLachlin. She was also a member of the Queen’s Law Journal, caseworker for Queen’s Legal Aid and a dancer for the Queen’s Law Cancer Society's Cabaret for a Cure. In the summer following first year, Adrienne worked as a summer student for the Scarborough Crown Attorney’s Office. Adrienne's interests include scuba diving and farmer's markets.


Shane Thomas, University of Toronto
sithomas@torys.com | 416.865.8178


Shane Thomas

Shane completed law school and has an MBiotech degree from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours BMSc (Biochemistry) degree from Western University. He was a member of U of T’s Fox IP moot team. He was also a member of the U of T’s Moot Court Committee which oversees the school’s mooting program. At law school, Shane worked as a health law research assistant. Prior to law school, Shane worked as a Territory Manager at Abbott Laboratories and as a sales representative and policy associate for GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Shane’s interests include personal fitness, retail investing, sports and travelling.


Hailey Tweyman, Osgoode Hall Law School
htweyman@torys.com | 416.865.8189


Hailey Tweyman

Hailey completed law school at Osgoode Hall and spent a semester abroad studying at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law. She has an Honours BA (Political Science) from Western University. At law school, she was vice-president of the Osgoode Jewish Law Students Association and co-director of mentorship and internal networking at the Osgoode Women’s Network. She was also a Dean’s Tutor at Osgoode. In addition, she worked as an intake volunteer at the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme and was a summer program coordinator at Laws In Action Within Schools (LAWS). Previously, Hailey worked as a constituency assistant for a federal Member of Parliament. Hailey’s interests include sports, fitness and travelling.

 

 

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