June 8, 2020

Lenczner Slaght Welcomes Eight New Summer Students

Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent with the addition of eight exceptional summer students.

We are delighted to welcome our 2020 summer students to the firm!

“We have exciting news to share! Today we welcome our eight new summer law student colleagues – Hana, Barbara, Alessa, Amy, Sam, Jennah, Keely, and Laura. It is always a good day when we can strengthen our team. This group is energetic, enthusiastic and have already demonstrated that they are ready to make a difference.” says Managing Partner, Tom Curry. “I am excited about the future of our firm when I look at what they have to contribute.”

Learn more about our summer student class below!

Hana Awwad Eidda studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. This year, she represented the University of Toronto in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, where her team placed first nationally in oral and written advocacy and where she won the Best Oralist award. In her final year in law school, she looks forward to arguing in the Grand Moot and serving as co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. Hana completed her undergraduate degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.

Barbara Brown studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she will be the incoming President of the Black Law Students Association. She recently completed an 8-month placement at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights Division. In her first year of law school, Barbara mooted in the Cassels Brock Cup, receiving the Top Oralist award and the Top Respondent Team award. Barbara is also a research assistant in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, and human rights law.

Alessandra Dassios has completed her third year in the combined common and civil law program at the McGill University Faculty of Law. Through her current bilingual studies at McGill, she has trained to use both English and French in the legal context. She also volunteers regularly at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, working on community cases in diverse areas including landlord-tenant law and intellectual property law. In 2020, Alessa competed in the Laskin Moot in Canadian administrative and constitutional law where she and her moot partner won First Place Pair in oral pleadings.

Amy Goudge recently completed her second year at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She has served as Assistant Editor at the Ottawa Law Review and as a Legal Writing Leader, mentoring law students with effective legal writing techniques. Amy also worked with Professor Michael Geist on global copyright research and was funded to participate in an intensive course on Global Technology Law and Policy in Israel. Last summer, Amy was a student researcher at the Law Commission of Ontario, where she contributed to law reform projects on Digital Rights and Defamation in the Internet Age.

Sam Hargreaves recently completed her second year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Sam served as the VP of Finance for Women & the Law, an organization which strives to build connections between female-identifying lawyers. She is also heavily involved in the school’s mooting program. In 2019, Sam qualified to participate in the Cassels Brock Cup Moot. She went on to participate in the Fox IP Moot in 2020, which her school ultimately won. Sam is looking forward to serving as a member of the University of Toronto’s Moot Court Committee in her final year of law school.

Jennah Khaled is currently completing her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School. While at Osgoode, Jennah has received the Harry R. Rose Prize for highest standing in Criminal Law and worked as a research assistant for three faculty members. She is also serving as Managing Editor of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (OHLJ) and will compete in a national moot in the 2020/21 academic year. Last summer, Jennah assisted asylum seekers as a French interpreter at Al Otro Lado legal clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.

Keely Kinley recently completed her second year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. At law school, she has been heavily involved in the work of the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights as a student working group leader, clinic student, and research assistant. Most recently, she spent a semester working with a small group of other students and lawyers to lay the groundwork for a Charter-based challenge to the federal voting age. Keely was a finalist in the Callaghan Memorial Moot and coached a team of first-year mooters in the Hamish Stewart Cup.

Laura Macintyre recently completed her second year of law school at the University of Ottawa, where she is a Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellow and is on the Dean’s Honours List. Laura works as a research assistant in the areas of environmental and constitutional law and writes extensively on climate change and equality rights. She previously worked as a researcher for the Refugee Hub and as a bilingual editor for the Ottawa Law Review. After her first year of law school, Laura worked at a legal aid clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, where she advised clients on a wide range of legal issues in both English and Swahili.