The Investor Protection Clinic is operated by a team of highly-educated and motivated students. Many students have a business, finance, economics, or related background that helps them in understanding the complex issues faced by the Clinic. All legal work conducted by the Clinic is approved by highly-qualified lawyers that are from the Clinic’s supervising law firm. The Academic Director manages the daily operations of the Clinic and conducts the teaching component.
The following students are caseworkers at the Clinic in 2019-2020:
|Anxhela Adhamidhis is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where she studied political science. Prior to law school, she worked at CIBC for two years as a Customer Service Representative. This past summer she was a Caseworker at the Clinic and looks forward to continuing her work.|
|Jessie Armour is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent her first-year summer as a business law student at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto. Her work focused primarily in the securities and capital markets and corporate commercial groups. Prior to attending law school, Jessie completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University and worked for 3 years in the telecommunications industry.|
|Ashley Beaulieu is a third-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. This past summer, Ashley worked as a summer law student at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada in Toronto. Outside of the Investor Protection Clinic, Ashley is a Senior Editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, Ashley completed her Master’s in Medical Science and worked at Sunlife Financial.|
|Marco Castelli is a third-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Marco spent this past summer as a business law student at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. He worked primarily in the securities and capital markets and corporate commercial groups. Prior to attending law school, Marco completed his Master of Arts and worked for 4 years in the Financial Services industry.|
|Crystal Gao is a second-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode and Schulich. This past summer, she was a first-year summer law student at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg in Toronto. Previously, she worked as an Appeals Intern at the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals and at TD Bank in Legal, Marketing and the Office of the General Counsel.|
|David Heppenstall is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. David is also a seasoned information technology professional with over ten years of industry experience. As a computer scientist in law school, he applies a systematic and logical approach to his studies and other activities; e.g. competitive mooting and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal.|
|Victoria Li is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She was born and raised in China and completed her undergraduate degrees at Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and University of British Columbia. Victoria is passionate about investor protection and business law. She is fluent in mandarin|
|Tyler Lin is a third-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Previously, he has obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from York University. He has prior experience in plaintiff side insurance litigation, corporate, and human rights law. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, watching mixed martial arts and loves participating in “The Simpsons” related trivia.|
|Aryan Pour-Bahreini is a third-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode and Schulich. He completed a Bachelor of Science at McMaster University. Through this clinic, Aryan is hoping to develop a more robust understanding of the various financial regulatory bodies in Ontario while building a more nuanced understanding of securities laws as they relate to the average investor.|
|Thomas Prentice is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has worked as a junior economist, statistician, and business analyst in various federal government institutions and has since gained legal experience working for the United Nations. He has been successful in mooting competitions and is involved in several Osgoode extracurricular organizations. Some of his legal interests include corporate law, securities, and capital markets.|
|Luigi Rulli is a fourth-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode and Schulich with an interest in corporate governance and financial regulation. Prior to law school, he received his undergraduate degree from the Business and Society Program at York University. In addition to his work with the Investor Protection Clinic, Luigi is also serving on the University Tribunal and on the Board of Directors for the Green Campus Cooperative.|
|Maxwell Schwartz-Labelle graduated from McGill University with a B.Comm in Finance and Accounting. He worked for two of the big five Canadian banks, first in wealth management and later in capital markets while pursuing the CFA designation. Max is currently in his third year of the JD/MBA program at York University and is a co-founder of a tech firm. On his free time, Max loves playing hockey, skiing and cooking.