PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2019 SUMMER STUDENTS!
Cassels Brock is proud to announce our 2019 summer students for our Toronto and Vancouver offices. Get to know them, below:
Joseph Brydon (Windsor)
Joseph attends the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. He has an Bachelor of Arts in History from McGill. He currently acts as an ambassador at Windsor Law for Blue J Legal, facilitating discussions on forward looking legal practices and the use of artificial intelligence in legal research. This past summer he worked as a research assistant at Windsor Law looking into issues related to the United Nations Security Council.
Beth Burnstein (Queen’s)
Beth attends Queen’s University Faculty of Law. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from McGill. She is currently the co-president of the Queen’s Labour and Employment Law and Queen’s Women in the Law Clubs. She also volunteers as a tutor for other law students and as a caseworker at Queen’s Family Law Clinic. She has worked on various development projects in East Africa. This past summer she worked as a server and barista at Carmen Restaurant.
Elissa Chamberlain (Dalhousie)
Elissa attends Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. A native French speaker, she decided to attend University in Alabama to improve her English skills, to play varsity soccer, and complete a Business Degree. During her undergraduate degree she won numerous academic awards, including the President’s Scholastic Award for graduating with a 4.0 GPA. This past summer she worked as a legal assistant for the Halifax Refugee Clinic.
Alexander De Pompa (U of T)
Alexander attends the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He also completed his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Toronto. In 2016, he co-founded the largest speculative fiction magazine in Canada, where he continues to serve as the chief operating officer. He also acts as an associate editor for the Faculty of Law Review and volunteered with the 519 Legal Clinic. This past summer he worked at a boutique labour and employment firm.
Hardeep Dhaliwal (Western)
Hardeep attends Law School at Western University, where she also completed a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Political Science. She was a top four finalist in the first year moot and has been selected to represent Western at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. She has been actively engaged in various initiatives to increase the representation of women in politics, including serving as an executive for the Women in the House organization. This past summer she worked at a boutique law firm specializing in commercial litigation.
Simone Dreksler (U of T)
Simone attends the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she volunteers with Artists’ Legal Advice Services and LAWS, serves as an articles editor for the Faculty of Law Review, and is an executive member of the Business Law Society. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University where she graduated with first class honours. This past summer she utilized her fluency in French at Stuller Inc., an international jewellery distribution company, where she was a bilingual sales and support associate.
Olivia Ells (Dalhousie)
Olivia attends Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University where she won the Alistair Fraser Award for Excellence in Property Law. Throughout law school she has been an active volunteer with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Tenant’s Rights Project and Dalhousie Student Advocacy Services. She has been involved in debate programs since starting her Bachelor of Arts at St. Francis Xavier University. This past summer she worked as a student clerk at with the Government of Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Spencer Green (Windsor)
Spencer attends the dual JD program at the University of Windsor and the Detroit Mercy School of Law where he is ranked 4th in his class. He has a Honours of Business Administration from Ivey Business School at Western University. Prior to attending law school he worked as a commercial banking account manager at TD Bank. In the summer of 2017, Spencer represented Canada in Israel as a member of the Maccabi Games Basketball Team. This past summer he served as a judicial intern for the State of Michigan 18th District Court.
Ashley Jung (Osgoode)
Ashley attends Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed an International Bachelor of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business at York University. She volunteers as an advocate with Fair Change Community Legal Services and as a first year representative with the Asian Law Students Association. This past summer she completed an internship with Legal Aid Cambodia in Phnom Penh. Ashley also speaks advanced Spanish.
Layla Makhzoumi (Western)
Layla attends Western University Faculty of Law. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics at McGill University. Prior to law school she worked as an analyst, channel optimization at CIBC. She has experience working in Saudi Arabia and on issues surrounding peace in the Middle East. She is currently the co-chair of the Diversity Committee at Western Faculty of Law. She is also fluent in Arabic.
Cecile McKenzie (U of T)
Cecile attends the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where after her first year she was awarded the Dean’s Leadership Award. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked as a Canadian border services agent at Pearson Airport and before starting law school as a support assistant in the Court Services Division at the City of Toronto. This past summer she worked as a research assistant with Amnesty International.
William Onyeaju (Osgoode)
William attends Osgoode Hall Law School. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science at Carleton. Throughout his undergrad and Master’s program he worked for the Canadian Department of Defence. He is an acclaimed debater having won the 2018 Canadian National Debate Championship. This past summer he worked as a research assistant and will be spending the winter term of second year completing an internship with the UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights.
Kayla Smith (Windsor)
Kayla attends the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa. She wrote a blog post titled “The How and Why of Millennial Giving” which resulted in an invitation to present before the Senate of Canada on the subject. Her submissions were used to inform new legislation surrounding charities in Canada. This past summer she completed an internship with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. She is also fluent in French.
Stacey Weltman (Osgoode)
Stacey attends Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed her undergraduate degree in sociology at Western University. She is actively involved in the Osgoode community, including the Jewish Law Students Association, the Legal Entrepreneurs Organization, Mock Trial, and Orientation Week. This year she was selected to participate in the Advanced Business Legal Workshop. This past summer she worked as the research assistant to the Associate and Assistant Deans of Osgoode Hall Law School. She is proficient in Hebrew and conversational in Afrikaans.
Zachary Zittell (Western)
Zachary attends Western University where he is completing the dual Honors Business Administration/JD program with Ivey Business School. While completing this rigorous program he founded and continues to operate a web-design business. He has spent the last five summers working at Camp Kadimah taking on positions of increasing responsibility, including being the camp’s assistant director this past summer.
Shayna Clarke (Ottawa)
Shayna attends the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and has a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Victoria, where she graduated in the top 20% of her class. She worked for a year as a recruiter at Aerotek Staffing Agency between her undergraduate and law degree. This past summer she spent the month of May doing a student-proposed internship at Terra Law helping with commercial real estate work, and the rest of the summer at Mackoff Mohamed working on commercial litigation matters. She is a student leader for the Dispute Resolution and Professionalism Practicum and a legal writing leader at the University of Ottawa.
Angela He (Western)
Angela attends Western Faculty of Law, and has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. This past summer she worked as a student intern at Dentons in Myanmar and a research assistant for a law professor. Before law school she was an outreach worker with the Supporting Women’s Alternatives Network and a public affairs intern with the US Consulate General in Vancouver. She is the co-chair of the East Asian Law Students Association at Western, and is conversationally fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Lauren White (Western)
Lauren attends Western Faculty of Law, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. This past summer she was an intern at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva. Before law school she worked as a server at the Keg Steakhouse and Bar in Granville Island for five years. She has also worked as a yoga instructor at The Hot Box Yoga and Oxygen Yoga and Fitness, having completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training. She volunteers with Community Legal Services at Western.