Garrick Apollon has been a Legal Counsel with the Department of Justice for over 10 years. He is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management. An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law), Garrick was a student of Professor Regina Austin, Director of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law. He was also the host for a television program on access to justice. More recently, Garrick led an innovative learning project involving MBA and JD-MBA students in the production of visual legal advocacy videos with the University of Ottawa and a multinational corporation. An active legal scholar, Garrick has seven publications in leading peer-reviewed American law journals in the fields of corporate governance and ethics, negotiation and dispute resolution.
Garrick played football for the Rouge & Or at Université Laval. He was a member of the Rouge & Or when the team won its first Vanier Cup, awarded to Canadian university football national champions. Garrick is Fellow of the FILM Initiative at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. Garrick holds a degree in civil law (LL.B.) from Université Laval, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Law in International Business Law (LL.M.) from Université Laval and a Master of Comparative Law (LLCM) from Penn Law. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2004.
Étienne Trépanier is a lawyer and a filmmaker. A legal counsel with the Department of Justice for over 18 years, Étienne is an expert in entertainment and communications law. He currently serves as legal advisor for the Department of Canadian Heritage. As a way to bridge his legal and creative skills, Étienne has for many years maintained an active film production business through Tenor Films. He has directed and produced two travel documentaries, which were distributed through a large network of cinemas and art houses in Québec.
Étienne has also written, directed and produced awareness campaigns for organizations such as the Association of Justice Counsel and the Tax Court of Canada. Most recently, he collaborated with Garrick Apollon to write, direct and produce visual legal advocacy videos with the University of Ottawa and a multinational corporation in the context of an experiential learning activity for MBA and JD-MBA students. He is the team leader of the national initiative Justice.TV at the Department of Justice of Canada. Étienne is Fellow of the FILM Initiative at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. Étienne holds a degree in civil law and common law (LL.L-LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa, and was called to the bar in Quebec in 1998.
Alexis Choi (JD’20) – Programs & Special Projects
Alexis Choi, a third-year JD student, is the President of Osgoode Fintech and Blockchain Association and the Student Contributions Editor at the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Before her role as the National Coordinator at Pro Bono Students Canada, she served as the Program Coordinator at the Osgoode chapter, where she managed over 200 legal volunteer placements. She participated in the Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic as the Client Recruitment Team Lead. Prior to law school, Alexis received her Master of Arts at the University of Toronto. She also worked in project management at a regulatory body for physiotherapists, where she spearheaded national projects. Alexis is an aspiring Toronto Raptors’ season ticket holder, who enjoys keeping up with legal innovations and disruptive technologies.