Student Program

Meet Our Students

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


Our 2020-2021 Calgary Articling Students:

Matt Bean
mbean@torys.com | 403.776.3704
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Administration Candidate (in progress, graduating in 2020)

Matt Bean I enjoy hockey, golf, and reading. Inspirational Mantra: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”


Megan Funke
mfunke@torys.com | 403.776.3737
Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, graduated in 2017)

Megan Funke I enjoy playing card games, baking, and travelling to new places. I studied abroad in Southern Africa during my undergraduate degree and Northern Ireland during my law degree.


Ilyas Gora
igora@torys.com | 403.776.3706
Undergrad: University of Calgary – Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction (graduated 2016)

Ilyas Gora I’m a news junkie and an urbanist. I enjoy keeping up with current events, listening to podcasts, and participating in community work. I love Calgary and have bicycled through all 198 neighbourhoods. Inspirational Mantra: “The grass is greener where you water it.”


Scott Hunter
sghunter@torys.com | 403.776.3741
Undergrad: University of Lethbridge – Bachelor of History with Great Distinction (graduated 2017)

Scott Hunter I love being outside - whether it’s swimming, biking or hiking, I’m in! I've spent semesters studying abroad in Finland, France and the Netherlands. Inspirational Mantra: “Keep your stick on the ice.”


Our 2019-2020 Toronto Articling Students:

Jake Babad, Osgoode Hall Law School
jbabad@torys.com | 416.865.8181
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Cinema Studies and English, graduated in 2010). Other Education: Humber College – Creative Book Publishing Program And Creative Writing Correspondence Program (both programs completed in 2012)

Jake Babad I love reading novels, creative non-fiction, and comic books. I am especially interested in CanLit and try to stay up to date on the latest news and trends from the publishing industry. I like to cook, especially for a big crowd. I am always excited to trade recipes and techniques. I am a lover of any and all tabletop games.


Brianna Cowling, Dalhousie University
bcowling@torys.com | 416.865.8197
Postgraduate: Wilfred Laurier University – Masters of Science (Physiology, graduated in 2015). Undergrad: Wilfred Laurier University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology, graduated in 2013)

Brianna Cowling My interests include kickboxing, yoga, running, travelling, and spending time with my Boxer puppy. I collect vinyl records and have completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer twice!


Nenad Dumanovic, Osgoode Hall Law School
ndumanovic@torys.com | 416.865.7989
Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, gradated in 2015).

Nenad Dumanovic My hobbies include travelling, playing basketball, hiking, and reading history, particularly East Asian and European military and political history. As of July, I have been to 28 countries. “Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant”.


Sarah Fallis, Dalhousie University
sfallis@torys.com | 416.865.7305
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies, graduated in 2014).

Sarah Fallis In my free time I enjoy listening to podcasts, walking my dog, trying new workouts and attempting to meditate. In my third year of law school, I attended the National University of Singapore on exchange.


Henry Federer, Queen’s University
hfederer@torys.com | 416.865.7312
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy, graduated in 2015).

Henry Federer My hobbies include golf, guitar, and reading non-fiction. I’m also a fan of contemporary art and travelling. I spent a summer interning for the Mayor of Toronto and drove a retired undercover police car in undergrad.


Shmuel Giblon, University of Windsor
sgiblon@torys.com | 416.865.8134
Undergrad: Excelsior College – Honours Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts, graduated in 2015). Other Education: Ner Israel Rabbinical College – Designation in Talmudic Business Law (Choshen Mishpat, graduated in 2014)

Shmuel Giblon For fun I enjoy traveling and engaging in the types of “sports” that don't require much athleticism (rock climbing, floor hockey, bowling, ping pong etc.).


Stephanie Gurrieri, Osgoode Hall Law School
sgurrieri@torys.com | 416.865.7317
Postgraduate: York University – Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2019). Undergrad: McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies and Psychology, graduated in 2015)

Stephanie Gurrieri My interests include working out, doing yoga and cooking. Playing competitive soccer gave me the opportunity to go to St. John’s, Newfoundland to compete in the Canadian Nationals Tournament, where my team won silver.


Matthew Gragtmans, University of Ottawa
mgragtmans@torys.com | 416.865.8149
Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science and History, graduated in 2016).

Matthew Gragtmans My hobbies include performing arts, skiing, and scrolling through fashion blogs. My best friend is my dog Koby, even though I’ve been terrified of dogs for most of my life. “Know your limits, then defy them.”


Colby Harris, Queen’s University
charris@torys.com | 416.865.7322
Undergrad: University of British Columbia – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2015).

Colby Harris I enjoy staying active and playing hockey and golf in my spare time. I’m also an avid reader and writer and love getting out to at least a few concerts every year as well as trying out as many new restaurants as possible. I spent my summer driving across the country and have now visited every Canadian province. A fun fact about me is that I have flown an airplane.


Patrick Kanopoulos, McGill University
pkanopoulos@torys.com | 416.865.8213
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – M.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, graduated in 2014). Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours B.A.Sc. (Civil Engineering, graduated in 2011)

Patrick Kanopoulos My hobbies include reading and playing piano. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cycling, squash, and cooking.


Eunice Kwon, University of Toronto
ekwon@torys.com | 416.865.7326
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2015)

Eunice Kwon My hobbies include spinning, running, reading and travelling. I have read every Pulitzer Prize For Fiction Winner since 2000.


Melissa Lowy, Queen’s University
mlowy@torys.com | 416.865.7357
Undergrad: Dalhousie University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, graduated in 2015)

Melissa Lowy My interests include yoga, spinning and trying new restaurants. In 2015, I went on a 50 day canoe trip throughout Northern Ontario.


Morag McGreevey, University of Toronto
mmcgreevey@torys.com | 416.865.7364
Postgraduate: University of British Columbia – Masters in Arts (English Literature, graduated in 2016). Undergrad: University of British Columbia – Honours Bachelor of Arts (English, graduated in 2013)

Morag McGreevey My hobbies include reading literature, discovering local history, and eating my way through Toronto. Before law school, I wrote my MA thesis on the apocalypse, and theorized about the fate of humanity at the end of time.


Tristan McLeod, Queen’s University
tmcleod@torys.com | 416.865.7327
Undergrad: McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2016)

Tristan McLeod I am an avid skier, a gear head, and a big Star Wars fan (with an extensive Lego collection). I enjoy travelling, and one day hope to drive from the Arctic Circle to the most southern point of Argentina. “Hold Fast”


Mike Noel, Osgoode Hall Law School
mnoel@torys.com | 416.865.7378
Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering, graduated in 2015)

Mike Noel My interests include astrophotography, beer brewing, and snowboarding. I've been to 23 countries and hope to hit 50 by the time I start as an associate.


Alison Shamie, Queen’s University
ashamie@torys.com | 416.865.7525
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2016)

Alison Shamie I enjoy cooking, playing sports and spending time with family and friends. I spent a semester in Australia on exchange.


Jacquelyn Smalley, University of Toronto
jsmalley@torys.com | 416.865.7359
Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (graduated in 2014)

Jacquelyn Smalley I enjoy being active and outdoors. I spend most of my spare time hiking, travelling, and playing recreational sports. During law school I played for nine different intramural sports teams.


Emily Stewart, University of Toronto
estewart@torys.com | 416.865.7695
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours of Bachelor of Science (Anatomy and Cell Biology, International Development Studies, graduated in 2015)

Emily Stewart My interests include watching documentaries, hiking, travelling, gardening and pottery. I have an indoor vegetable and herb garden in my basement apartment.


Our 2019-2020 Calgary Articling Students:

Melodie Adamson, University of Toronto
madamson@torys.com | 403.776.3702
Undergrad: St. Francis Xavier University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Physics, graduated in 2007). Other Education: Centre of Geographic Sciences (Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences, graduated in 2011)

Melodie Adamson My interests include weightlifting, playing board games and learning to speak Mandarin. “Never stop learning.”


Cassondra Lozynsky, University of Saskatchewan
clozynsky@torys.com | 403.776.3798
Undergrad: Simon Fraser University – Bachelor of Arts (Communications, graduated in 2015)

Cassondra Lozynsky My interests include reading, baking, playing soccer, roller-blading and hoarding mini eggs. I have a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge on King Henry VIII and his wives, much to the dismay of dinner party guests.


Julie Ward, University of Calgary
jward@torys.com | 403.776.3707
Undergrad: University of Alberta – Honours Bachelor of Arts (English and Political Science, graduated in 2015)

Julie Ward My interests include hiking, dirt biking, skiing, yoga and reading. I spent a year working and travelling abroad after graduating. “A man without words is a man without thought.”


Our 2020-2021 Montréal Articling Student:

Se-Line Duong, Université de Montréal
sduong@torys.com | 514.868.5627
Postgraduate: Osgoode Hall Law School – JD (completed in 2019). Undergrad: Université de Montréal – Bachelor of Science (Psychology, graduated in 2015)

Se-Line Duong My interests include books, culture, languages, fashion, travelling and fitness. My inspirational mantras include “Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”


Our 2020 Toronto Summer Students:

Armin Aghaei, Harvard University
aaghaei@torys.com | 416.865.7993
Undergrad: York University – International Honours Bachelor of Administration (Finance and Economics, graduated in 2018)

Armin Aghaei My interests include traveling, community service, and soccer. I am an avid traveler, in fact I have traveled across 23 different countries thus far and have spent 6 months living in the Czech Republic. I enjoy spending my time giving back to the community, whether that is volunteering at a hospital or teaching karate. I am also a huge soccer fan - particularly the Champions League and World Cup.


Hannah Atkinson, University of Ottawa
hatkinson@torys.com | 416.865.8176
Undergrad: William College – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Art History and French Literature, graduated in 2017)

Hannah Atkinson I love playing tennis, running with my dogs, and checking out new art exhibitions at the AGO. Inspirational Mantra: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela


Alina Butt, Osgoode Hall Law School
abutt@torys.com | 416.865.7973
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and English, graduated in 2018)

Alina Butt I like to journal as well as find and listen to music from different places around the world. In my spare time, I am usually painting my nails, trying to keep my plants alive, or spending time with my pet rats.


Mavra Choudhry, Osgoode Hall Law School
mchoudhry@torys.com | 416.865.7971
Undergrad: McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, graduated in 2018)

Mavra Choudhry My interests include reading, creative writing, trivia games, history, trying new foods, and baking. A fun fact about me is that I almost qualified to be a contestant on the TV show Jeopardy!


Andrea Das-Wieczorek, University of Toronto
adas-wieczorek@torys.com | 416.865.3814
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (International Management, Political Science, graduated in 2014)

Andrea Das-Wieczorek My interests include yoga, hiking, crafting and DIY projects, cooking with fresh local ingredients. Without any prior experience, I learned to ski in two weeks in order to accompany a friend on a ski trip to Québec City.


James Flynn, University of Toronto
jflynn@torys.com | 416.865.8318
Postgraduate: University of Oxford – Masters of Science, Contemporary Chinese Studies (graduated in 2017) and Masters of Business Administration (graduated in 2018). Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Political Science, graduated in 2016)

James Flynn My hobbies are drinking coffee, hiking, and watching hockey. A fun fact about myself is that I spent a summer during my undergraduate degree working in Walt Disney World.


Ali Harkness, Queen’s University
aharkness@torys.com | 416.865.8128
Postgraduate: University of Oxford – Masters of Science (Global Governance and Diplomacy, graduated in 2018). Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, graduated in 2017)

Ali Harkness My hobbies include reading non-fiction books, running, and fashion. Before law school, I wrote my master’s thesis on the recruitment practices of private military companies around the world.


Ian Lee, University of Toronto
ilee@torys.com | 416.865.7694
Undergrad: Georgetown University – Honours Bachelor of Science (International Economics, graduated in 2017)

Ian Lee I enjoy travelling, watching movies, and listening to music. I used to be really into card magic when I was younger, and I loved to perform tricks for my family and friends.


Delia Luca, University of Toronto
dluca@torys.com | 416.865.8182
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Sociology, graduated in 2017)

Delia Luca My hobbies include playing tennis, spinning, and running. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, exploring new restaurants, and learning about wine. After graduating undergrad, I spent a year helping open a new Toronto restaurant, Aloette.


Lauren MacLeod, Western University
lmacleod@torys.com | 416.865.8202
Undergrad: McMaster University – Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences, graduated in 2018)

Lauren MacLeod My hobbies include dancing, yoga, travelling, checking out new restaurants and spending time outdoors. Inspirational Mantra: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


William Maidment, University of Toronto
wmaidment@torys.com | 416.865.7389
Postgraduate: Queen’s University – Masters of Arts (Philosophy, graduated in 2018). Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, graduated in 2017)

William Maidment In my free time, I like to read fiction and philosophy. I also love to ski and to play golf, tennis, hockey, and basketball. Before law school, I wrote my MA thesis on a Contractualist account of morality.


Saambavi Mano, University of Toronto
smano@torys.com | 416.865.7540
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies, graduated in 2018)

Saambavi Mano My interests include kickboxing, reading mystery novels and investigative nonfiction, and discovering new music. Before law school, I conducted research in the British Museum and wrote a senior thesis on contested claims to cultural property.


Will Mazurek, University of Toronto
wmazurek@torys.com | 416.865.3694
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, graduated in 2018)

Will Mazurek In my spare time, I can often be found cycling, hiking, camping, fishing or skiing. I also enjoy theatre, opera and travelling and trivia. As a former kayak guide, I love backcountry camping and will be completing British Columbia’s West Coast Trail in August.


Lauren Nickerson, University of Toronto
lnickerson@torys.com | 416.865.7320
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Business (in progress). Undergrad: University of Ottawa – Honours Bachelor of Arts (English, Philosophy, graduated in 2017)

Lauren Nickerson I love art, jazz music, cycling, espresso, and collecting beautiful old books. During my undergrad, I spent a month living in a little medieval village in Northern France, taking intensive courses at a nearby university.


Jessica Reid, University of Toronto
jreid@torys.com | 416.865.7628
Postgraduate: University of Toronto – Masters of Business (in progress). Undergrad: Western University – Honours Bachelor of Medical Science (Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, graduated in 2016)

Jessica Reid My interests include reading, playing piano, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy being active and playing various sports. I have been competing as a university varsity athlete for six years, first at Western and currently at the University of Toronto, as a member of the Varsity Figure Skating Team.


Alex Richmond, Queen’s University
arichmond@torys.com | 416.865.7966
Undergrad: Dalhousie University – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, graduated in 2017)

Alex Richmond My interests include baking, volleyball, and backcountry canoe camping. I learned how to water ski when I was three years old and it has been one of my favourite summer activities ever since.


Max Schwartz-Labell, Osgoode Hall Law School
mschwartz-labell@torys.com | 416.865.8207
Undergrad: McGill University – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Finance, Accounting, graduated in 2015)

Max Schwartz-Labell Some of my interests include running, hockey, skiing, cooking and food. I'm about to be a dad to a new puppy.


Alex Smith, University of Toronto
apsmith@torys.com | 416.865.7998
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Economics, International Relations, graduated in 2018)

Alex Smith In my spare time, I enjoy staying active by playing basketball and running. I am an avid Toronto Raptors fan and I have a timeless love for Harry Potter. During my undergraduate degree, I helped to produce podcasts covering everything from otters to ufology.


Zachary Smith, Harvard University
zsmith@torys.com | 416.865.3803
Postgraduate: Harvard University – Masters of Public Policy (in progress). Undergrad: University of King’s College – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, graduated in 2017)

Zachary Smith I enjoy bike rides, doodling, cooking and swimming in deep dark lakes. I once spent 52 days canoeing 1400km across the Canadian North.


Amanda Wolczanski, University of Toronto
awolczanski@torys.com | 416.865.8157
Undergrad: University of Toronto – Honours Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Political Science, graduated in 2018)

Amanda Wolczanski My interests include drawing and DIY home design. I have a rock collection that includes a piece of solidified lava and a pebble from the Rock of Gibraltar.


Our 2020 Calgary Summer Students:

Nick Ettinger, University of Calgary
nettinger@torys.com | 403.776.3771
Postgraduate: University of Texas – Master of Science (Geological Sciences, graduated in 2017). Undergrad: Queen’s University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Geological Sciences, graduated in 2015)

Nick Ettinger I try to stay in touch with the outdoors through alpine and backcountry skiing, hiking, and camping. Work and research in my former life as a geologist took me to basins and mountain ranges around the world, as well as underwater in the Bahamas and surrounding islands.


Devan Fafard, University of Calgary
dfafard@torys.com | 403.776.3772
Undergrad: University of British Columbia – Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, graduated in 2019)

Devan Fafard My interests include hockey, baseball, golf and listening to podcasts on various topics. Inspirational Mantra: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”


Vanessa Fisher, University of Calgary
vfisher@torys.com | 403.776.3773
Undergrad: University of British Columbia – Honours Bachelor of Arts (Religion, Literature, and the Arts, graduated in 2008)

Vanessa Fisher As a deeply curious person who loves to constantly learn new things, I always have my hand in a book or my ear in a podcast. I also enjoy dancing, meditation, and long walks through nature. I used to be a ballerina.


Logan Orr, University of Alberta
lorr@torys.com | 403.776.3774
Undergrad: Brigham Young University – Honours Bachelor of Science (Business Management, graduated in 2018). MacEwan University – Diploma of Business Management, graduated in 2016

Logan Orr My interests include watching and playing sports, reading and hiking. I have a five month old son named Jordie.