Past Fellows


Alexis Choi (JD’20) – Programs & Special Projects

Alexis Choi, at the time of her fellowship, was a third-year JD student, and 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.


Luigi Rulli (JD/MBA’20) – Programs & Special Projects

Luigi Rulli, at the time of his fellowship, was a fourth-year JD/MBA student working toward a specialization in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour. Prior to law school, he received his undergraduate degree from the Business and Society Program at York University. Luigi is presently serving on the University Tribunal and on the Board of Directors for the Green Campus Cooperative.




Alexandra Misurka (JD/MBA’21) – Programs & Special Projects

Alexandra Misurka is a second-year JD/MBA student and an elected executive on the JD/MBA Students’ Association. She is the Student Coordinator for the Career Development Office at Osgoode Hall Law School and has participated in the Osgoode Business Clinic as a Junior Caseworker.  Prior to attending Osgoode and Schulich, Alexandra received her Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the University of Guelph and was the Director of Operations of the University of Guelph Pre-Law Society.  She also worked as an Operations Assistant at Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics, where she gained experience in law and accounting.  In her free time, Alexandra enjoys travelling and fitness.

Salem Aboghodieh (JD/MBA’21) – Writing Assistant

Salem Aboghodieh is a second-year JD/MBA student specializing in Finance and Real Estate & Infrastructure. He is an active member of the Business Technology Management Association and the Schulich Real Estate & Infrastructure Club. Salem received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toronto Mississauga where he was elected by his peers as VP Finance of the Athletic Council and a Student Representative on the board of directors of the Student Union. Salem also participated in a variety of business conferences, case competitions, and personal development workshops. Most recently, Salem’s case competition team made it to the finals of the Rogers Challenge at the National Business and Technology Conference in Toronto.  In his graduating year, Salem was awarded the Alice H. Pearson Intramural Athlete of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious awards on campus. Salem enjoys going to the gym, keeping up with Canadian politics, and spending time outdoors.

Fall 2018

Maziar Peihani

Maziar Peihani is a research fellow with the International Law Research Program at the Centre for the International Governance Innovation, a Canadian think tank focused on issues of global governance and law, economics, and politics.  Maziar’s research explores topics related to financial law and regulation, including international regulation of banking, cross-border bank resolution, and sovereign debt restructuring.  Prior to joining CIGI, Maziar was a post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for Banking and Finance Law at the National University of Singapore.  He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia and was a guest lecturer and teaching assistant for various law courses at UBC.

Maziar joined the Hennick Centre for Business and Law throughout the 2018 fall term as a visiting fellow.


Étienne Trépanier

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 past-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.


Max Steiner (JD/MBA’19) – Programs & Special Projects

At the time of his fellowship, Max Steiner was a third-year JD/MBA student highly interested in business law, and real property as well as an elected executive on the JD/MBA Students’ Association, Schulich’s Real Estate & Infrastructure Club, and Osgoode’s Real Property Students’ Association.  A co-founder of several businesses, such as the Yorkville Antiques Store, Muzeum, and leading Toronto precious metals dealer, Global Bullion Suppliers. Max worked his second summer in commercial real estate asset management with GWL Realty Advisors.  Prior to joining Osgoode, he earned a Specialized Honours in Philosophy and Certificate in Professional Ethics from York University.  In his spare time he enjoys brewing beer, fishing, following public companies, and reading about business history.



Bita Ghiasi (JD/MBA’19) – Programs & Special Projects
At the time of her fellowship, Bita Ghiasi was in her second year of the JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. During her studies, she has been involved in clubs across both schools, including the Osgoode Business Clinic and the Schulich Investment Banking Club. This past summer, Bita worked as a Summer Associate in Sales & Trading at Scotiabank.

Prior to commencing the joint program, Bita obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Schulich with a specialization in Finance. She then worked in management consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working closely with clients across several competencies and industries, with a focus on Financial Services and Retail.


Ankita Gupta (JD’19) – Research Associate, Climate Change [CCLI] 
Ankita Gupta focuses on corporate governance and climate change risk. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Specialist in Finance and Strategy. In the past, she has worked in accounting, finance and marketing roles at Deloitte Canada, Unilever and Hershey. She spent the greater part of last year supporting Professor Anita Anand and Professor Poonam Puri, researching insider trading in Canada and the use of the corporate veil by MNCs and continues to be actively involved in a research capacity in these projects alongside the CCLI Initiative with the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. Ankita is currently serving as a Junior Editor on the Transnational Legal Theory Journal and Junior Caseworker with the Osgoode Business Clinic. In her free time, Ankita volunteers with the United Nations and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for her undergraduate management student association.


Graham Haynes (JD’18) – Research Associate, Climate Change [CCLI]
Graham focuses on securities regulation and climate change risk. Originally from the small town of Sussex, NB, Graham is a third-year student in the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Graham has worked as a summer law student for a large public oil & gas company in Calgary, AB as well as a large private shipping company in St. John’s, NL, and is currently summering with Stewart McKelvey in Saint John, NB. In his spare time, Graham enjoys watching and playing sports of all kinds. Graham has played for the Osgoode intermural softball, basketball and volleyball teams and currently plays for a recreational softball team in the Greater Saint John Area.


Maha Mansoor (JD/MES’19) – Research Associate, Climate Change [CCLI]
Maha Mansoor focuses on climate change and corporate behaviour. She holds an HBSc in Forestry and the related disciplines of Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto where she spent much of her undergraduate time focusing on the impact of certification systems on business behaviour. In 2016, she published a research article related to private regulation in the bioenergy sector and maintains a strong research role in this capacity. In her free time she acts as a board member for her local environmental association, OakvilleGreen Conservation Association, as well as a board member on her local Toastmasters association.



Wendy Ngai (JD’17) – Research Associate, Climate Change [CCLI]
At the time of her fellowship, Wendy was a third-year JD candidate with a strong interest in corporate social responsibility and cap and trade systems. During law school, Wendy was involved in a number of initiatives, including the Osgoode Business Clinic, volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada’s Civil Litigation Project,and participating in the Environmental Advocacy Moot workshop. Following her second year at Osgoode, Wendy spent her summer at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Legal Services branch. In her free time, Wendy enjoys travelling, horseback-riding, strolling through parks with her dog and binge-watching the tv show “How to Get Away with Murder”.


Vincent Ho (JD/MBA’17) 
At the time of his fellowship, Vincent was a second-year JD/MBA candidate in the three-year program at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a Finance & Economics Specialist, from the University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce program.

In the first year of his JD/MBA program, he gained experience at numerous clinical programs, including Osgoode Business Clinic, IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, Osgoode Venture Capital Clinical Project, PBSC, and CLASP, as well as being a Research Assistant at Schulich. He was also Business Manager of Mock Trial 2015 with leadership positions in various student organizations at both Osgoode and Schulich, including Obiter Dicta, Schulich Finance Association, and the JD/MBA Students’ Association. Vincent was also part of that year’s Davies’ Corporate/Securities Law Moot team at Osgoode and the Global Leadership Program at Schulich.

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