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.
|Mohamed Bakri is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to Osgoode, he studied economics at the graduate level and worked as an economic analyst for two years at a major Canadian bank. Mo spent this past summer working at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP as a 1L summer student. He is enthusiastic about consumer protection and financial literacy and looks forward to being a resource to wronged investors.|
|Erin Bertens is a third-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School where she is a Senior Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and Vice-President of the Osgoode Women’s Network. Prior to pursuing her JD, Erin completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Outside of her studies, Erin had a career as a public servant with both the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. This past summer, Erin split her time between the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Goodmans LLP in Toronto.|
|Cristian Delfino is a third-year JD Student at Osgoode Hall Law School. This past summer, he worked as a summer student at Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto. Prior to law school, Cristian completed his Bachelor of Music in Voice at the University of Toronto where he graduated with Honours, culminating in a Rhodes Scholarship nomination. For better or worse, Cristian remains emotionally invested in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup aspirations.|
|Mitchell Hamilton is a third-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree at McMaster University, during which he completed a sixteen-month internship with Ford Motor Company. Upon graduating, he assisted in the finance and expansion efforts of a GTA based daycare corporation. This past summer, Mitchell was a full-time caseworker with the Investor Protection Clinic and a research assistant for Professor Poonam Puri.|
|Ishaan Kapur is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. This past summer, he worked at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto as a Summer Law Student. Prior to law school, Ishaan graduated on the Dean’s List from the Ivey Business School, and shortly after, worked as a Management Consultant, where he acquired experience in business strategy, technology, and project management. Ishaan is looking forward to leveraging his background and applying what he has learned in the classroom to assist IPC clients.|
|Tianwei (Vivian) Lao is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Vivian has transferred from Allard School of Law (UBC). Vivian is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with almost 10 years of corporate finance working experience. Vivian is looking forward to applying what he has learned in law school, financial knowledge as well as her past working experience to the Investor Protection Clinic, helping vulnerable retail investors.|
|Angeli (Yuan Hao) Li is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Angeli completed her Bachelor of Science studying life sciences and biochemistry at McMaster University. As a law student, she was on the executive team for OBLS, OTLA, LEO, and OCLS. She is currently the director of events in the Legal Entrepreneur Organization. This past summer, she worked at Cambridge LLP as a 1L summer student.|
|Jaylene Olson is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School where she is a member of Student Caucus and a Senior Editor with the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Prior to law school she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Anthropology and International Relations at the University of British Columbia. With five years of experience in academic advising at UBC, Jaylene is looking forward to exercise this in service of the Clinic’s clients.|
|Brandon Orr is a third-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he serves as Co-President of the Osgoode Securities Law Association. This past summer he worked at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto. Prior to law school, Brandon completed his Bachelor of Arts and business degree at Carleton University and worked in commercial lending at the Business Development Bank of Canada.|
|Karen Randhawa is a third-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. Prior to law school, Karen graduated from the Schulich School of Business’s iBBA program. Karen has completed internships in the fields of finance, retail banking, and legal innovation. In her spare time, Karen runs a blog called Legally Brown – sharing information for students interested in all things law school related.|
|Rhea Thakore is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending law school, Rhea completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and gained experience as a research assistant at the Ivey Business School and the Wharton School. This past summer, she worked as a law student at BMO’s Legal and Regulatory Compliance group and a part-time caseworker with the Investor Protection Clinic.|
|Madeleine Wondl is a second-year JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending law school, Madeleine worked in the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission. This past summer, Madeleine was a summer law student at Tyr LLP where she worked on a variety of corporate/commercial litigation matters. Madeleine has a passion for advocacy and looks forward to assisting investors as an IPC caseworker.
|Emily Zbroinski is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in statistics. Emily has experience working as a Data and Systems Analyst for the Ministry of Education in Ontario. During her first year at Osgoode, Emily was a Caseworker for the Community & Legal Aid Services Program.