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Proud to Announce our 2017 Summer Students!

Cassels Brock is proud to announce our 2017 summer students for our Toronto and Vancouver offices. Get to know them, below:

Vancouver Students

Sean Baraich, University of British Columbia

Sean has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, where he graduated with Honours First Class with Distinction (A+ average), and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. Sean is the co-founder of a hockey arena equipment importing company, which he is still involved in managing, while also working part-time in the UBC Sauder School of Business – Real Estate Division, and attending law school. He has played and coached numerous sports and is fluent in Punjabi.

Rebecca Sim, Western

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo, where she received numerous academic awards, including being named Academic All-Canadian. Rebecca started her own piano teaching company and taught part-time during school. She was the youngest member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. She was a member of the varsity cross country team at Waterloo, has played tier 1 and 2 hockey, and has trained as a pre-professional ballerina. She has intermediate French skills.


Toronto Students

Ave Bross, Queen’s

Ave has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McGill University. He played varsity basketball during his time at McGill and was the team captain in his final year. He received a number of awards at McGill, including Academic All Canadian and the Principal’s Student-Athlete Academic Honour Roll. He also played for the Maccabi Canada Men’s National Team at a number of international games, and is a spokesperson for Maccabi Canada, speaking to hundreds of youth about the benefits of participating in competitive sports. He is on the executive of the Queen’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

Tiffany Chiu, Osgoode

Tiffany has a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Business Administration from Ivey Business School at the University of Western, where she graduated with distinction. She completed an Ivey Field Project on key trends and purchasing patterns in the Canadian public transportation industry. Before law school, she worked as an analyst for the Millennium Research Group, developing market intelligence for the medical technology industry. She enjoys scuba diving and is fluent in Mandarin.

Tristan Davis, Osgoode

Tristan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University. At Osgoode, he was the recipient of the Michael Mandel Peace Internship and worked as a research assistant for Dean Lorne Sossin. Before law school, he held a number of service-oriented jobs, including box office supervisor at Ticketmaster during the Toronto Pan/Parapan Am games and security guard at the Toronto Zoo. He is very involved at Osgoode, acting as student ambassador, orientation week leader, and special projects manager of the Black Law Students’ Association.

Kojo Hayward, Osgoode - 2016 First Year Summer Student

Kojo has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western. Before attending law school, he worked as a project coordinator for Focus America, where he helped clients improve sales processes. He has completed the training to become a reserve intelligence officer for the Canadian Armed Forces. He is very involved at Osgoode, acting as an orientation leader, a representative to Student Caucus, and as a member of the Clinical Education Sub-Committee and Experiential Education Fund Selection Committee. His interests include youth mentorship, public speaking, and spoken word poetry.

Joseph Hamaliuk, Queen’s

Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History from the University of Calgary, where he graduated with distinction. Joseph received the Academic Excellence Award – Queen’s Law Prize in Constitutional Law in first year, in addition to a number of other scholarships. Before law school, Joseph worked for Bell Canada/Virgin Mobile for six years, where he won numerous sales awards. He also worked as a poll officer for Elections Alberta during the 2015 Alberta election. He is a team member of Queen’s Law Positive Spaces. His interests include politics, history, and logic games.

Heesoo Kim, University of Toronto

Heesoo has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Economics and Marketing from McGill University. Last summer, Heesoo worked as a research assistant for Professor Trudo Lemmens, conducting legal research, analysis and writing on issues related to physician-assisted dying and pharmaceutical transparency. Before law school, Heesoo worked for a year as a financial executive assistant for a software company, assisting with accounting issues and client contracts. Heesoo is fluent in Korean, and has worked as a Korean translator for a video game company.

Kelly Lee, Queen’s

Kelly has a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Religion from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, where she received the OISE Commendation Award for outstanding achievement. She worked as a researcher for Nelson Education last summer and before law school, developing content for social studies and history text books. She is very involved at Queen’s, acting as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Legal Skills course, a member of the Law Students’ Society Course Evaluation Committee, and the upper year buddy program coordinator.

Any Obando, Osgoode

Any has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Western, where she was on the Dean’s Honor List throughout her undergraduate degree. Last summer, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Alan Young and had the opportunity to co-draft a factum for the Ontario Court of Appeal. Before law school, she worked as a venue protocol coordinator for the Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee which included creating and executing operations for Pearson International Airport and Exhibition Place during the games. She is a Dean’s Fellow and was an orientation leader at Osgoode. She is trilingual: fluent in French, Spanish, and English.

Paras Patel, University of Toronto JD/MBA  - 2016 First Year Summer Student

Paras has a Bachelor of Integrated Science from McMaster University, where he was awarded the University (Senate) Scholarship for ranking in the top 10-15% for three years of his studies. He has completed the first two exams in the Canadian Securities Course and has intermediate French language skills. After his first year of law school, he worked as a legal summer student with Loblaw Properties Limited. He has travelled extensively, including trips to Egypt, China, Greece, and India.

Jonathan Shepherd, Dalhousie

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria. Jonathan has worked as a professional model throughout law school, which includes doing runway shows during 2015 New York Fashion week and appearing in a number of print and online editorials. He worked as a tree planter during his undergraduate degree and was awarded top planter four times as a rookie. He is a member of the Student Advocacy Society at Dalhousie, where he has reviewed and provided feedback on numerous university policies. He is interested in competitive running, endurance cycling, and playing the cello.

Jesse Tepperman, Windsor/Detroit Mercy Dual JD and MBA

Jesse is the first student admitted to the JD/JD/MBA program at Windsor Law, Detroit Mercy Law, and the Odette School of Business. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies from McGill University, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He is currently working as the Managing Director of the Windsor International Film Festival, in addition to attending law school. Last year, he worked as an MBA student consultant for ScotiaBank Wealth Management, where he helped implement a new investing process strategy. He is the president of the Jewish Students Association and vice president of student affairs for the JD/MBA Society.

Koen Yi, University of Toronto JD/MBA (returning first year student)

Koen has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Education from York University. He received the Joseph L. Rotman Entrance Scholarship when he started the MBA portion of his program. After his first year of law school, he worked as a student intern at Zhongzi Law Office in Beijing, where he worked on various intellectual property matters. He is a member of the Rotman Finance Association. He is also an accomplished visual artist and has his Level 8 violin qualification through the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Emma Zaltz, University of Toronto JD/MBA

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Socio-Cultural Anthropology from University of Toronto, where she graduated with High Distinction. She was the member of the winning team for the Rotman School of Management Capstone Project for the Canadian Council of Good Governance. Last year, she worked as a legal researcher in a joint project between Rotman School of Management and Cassels Brock, where she assisted Alison Manzer with a paper and presentation. She has been involved with the Rotman Women in Management Association and Downtown Legal Services.