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Toronto Student Committee

The Blakes Student Committee seeks to create and develop a fulfilling student program. It is comprised of both associates and partners at the Firm who are involved in creating and developing a comprehensive professional development program, planning and executing social events, and fostering a culture of learning. The Student Committee also acts as a resource for students if they have any concerns or issues. Kari Abrams is the Director, Legal Personnel & Professional Development Employment Counsel. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the summer student and articling student programs, including the recruitment, supervision and professional development of summer students and articling students, as well as liaising with law schools. Kari is also an active member of several internal Firm committees, including the Student Committee, the Legal Personnel Committee, the Equity & Diversity Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. Prior to joining Blakes, Kari was a partner in the labour and employment department in the Toronto office of a national law firm where she was also actively involved in the student program as a member of the student committee. Below is a list of the Student Committee members:


2021-2022 Articling Students

Name School
Suhaib Ahmed Osgoode
Jonny Asa Toronto
Marcel Beaudoin Osgoode
Sara Bolourchian Toronto
Braedon Boyd Western
Jessica Charendoff Osgoode
Natalie Chow Toronto
Sam Cotton Queen’s
Melissa Earl Dalhousie
Tila Feldman Toronto
Aditi Gupta Windsor
Gabe Gutfrajnd Western
Joshua Harriott Osgoode
Jake Harris Dalhousie
Katie Healy Western
Jae Won Hur Toronto
Russell Johnson Toronto
Naomi Lewis McGill
Michael Lutsky Toronto
Andy McMillan Queen’s
Sam Mitchell Toronto
Samantha Morry Manitoba
Keneca Pingue-Giles Osgoode
Shruti Ramesh Osgoode
Blake Rosenberg Queen’s
David Szczurko Osgoode
Lindsay Toth Queen’s
William Totzke Osgoode
Brittany Town Osgoode
Jacob Webster Toronto
Matthew Wiwatowski Toronto
Anju Xing Toronto
Jessica Zhang Osgoode
Li Zhu Queen’s

2021 First Year Summer Students

Student Law School
Temi Ajibode Toronto
Julia Bayne Ryerson
Michael Bertrand Toronto
Faisal Bhabha Toronto
Annie Chan Toronto
Kerry-Ann Cornwall Osgoode
Saskia De Vries Toronto
Jada Dunn Toronto
Laura Goldfarb Toronto
Robin Ketcheson Queen’s
Will Kosiancic Toronto
Tony Kuang Toronto
Andrew Kupfer  Western
Sara Siddiqi  Osgoode

2021 Second Year Summer Students

Student Law School
Trent Abraham Ottawa
Manula Adhihetty Toronto
Jaskaran Basuita Osgoode
Isaac Bushewsky Ottawa
Madeleine Carswell  Toronto
Mackenzie Claggett Toronto
Henry Dennis Toronto
Ifrah Farah Toronto
Mallory Gallant Dalhousie
Ravish Gupta   Western
Lidia Hencic  Osgoode
Chantelle Hospedales Osgoode
Andrew Irwin Queen’s
Leah Kelley Toronto
Lauren Kingsmill Dalhousie
Ife Kolade Osgoode
Jonah Leider Osgoode
Meg Malakian Queen’s
Nicholas Morris Queen’s
Nick Morrow Queen’s
Hasti Namvar Queen’s
Maitree Patel  Queen’s
Ana Qarri McGill
Graham Rotenberg Toronto
Rahul Sapra Western
Julia Schabas Osgoode
Amrit Toor Osgoode
Penglin Tu Osgoode
Uzman Ubaidullah Osgoode
Matteen Victory Toronto
Kevin Wu Osgoode
Maggie Xing  Toronto