Six Osgoode students awarded prestigious Business Law Internships

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Six Osgoode students awarded prestigious Business Law Internships by the Hennick Centre for Business and Law

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 – Six students from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School have been selected for prestigious Hennick Centre business law internships that will pay them each $10,000 through to summer’s end.

The paid work placements – five of which are being funded by McCarthy Tétrault LLP – were arranged by the Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law, a joint initiative of Osgoode and the Schulich School of Business at York. The placements will provide full-time workplace exposure to the client side of legal practice from May through August for the five Osgoode Juris Doctor (JD) students and one JD/MBA student as follows:

  • Madison Black, JD ’20, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Arjin Choi, JD ’19, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
  • Aleeza Freedman, JD ’19, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Rishi Nageshar, JD ’19, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Ontario (IIROC)
  • Ronen Nehmad, JD/MBA ’20, World Bank Group (Washington, DC)
  • Jorgen Wong, JD ’20, FirstService Residential Ontario

The business law internships are part of the larger Osgoode Summer Internship Program that will see a total of 29 paid internship opportunities made available to Osgoode JD students in a broad range of categories from public interest law, health law, Aboriginal law, business law, feminist issues, environmental issues and more.

“We are deeply grateful to McCarthy Tétrault for its generous support for five of the business law internships and these six organizations for creating an excellent opportunity for our students to enhance their education in business and law by working alongside their professional teams,” said Professor Edward J. Waitzer, Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law. “Our students will work under the active supervision of their legal staff and will assist with business law or commercial law-related assignments and tasks. These internships will provide the students with amazing mentorship opportunities.”

Launched in February 2009 with a major gift from Jay and Barbara Hennick, the Hennick Centre for Business and Law is the first Canadian centre to promote and develop joint business and law scholarship and education.

The Hennick Centre business law internship program is open to Osgoode students who have strong academic credentials, have completed the first year of the JD program, and have a demonstrated interest in business and law.

The business law internship selection committee – made up of the Assistant Director of the Hennick Centre, Osgoode’s Manager of Experiential Education and Career Development, and a member of the faculty – identifies the best match between the students and placements, based on the stated requirements of the organizations.



About Osgoode Hall Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University has a proud history of 129 years of leadership and innovation in legal education and legal scholarship. A total of about 900 students are enrolled in Osgoode’s three-year Juris Doctor (JD) Program as well as joint and combined programs. The school’s Graduate Program in Law is also the largest in the country and one of the most highly regarded in North America. In addition, Osgoode Professional Development, which operates out of Osgoode’s facility in downtown Toronto, offers both degree and non-degree programming for Canadian and international lawyers, non-law professionals, firms and organizations. Osgoode has an internationally renowned faculty of 60 full-time professors, and more than 100 adjunct professors. Our respected community of more than 18,000 alumni are leaders in the legal profession and in many other fields in Canada and across the globe.

About Schulich School of Business

Global, innovative and diverse, Schulich offers business programs year-round at its state-of-the-art complex at York University; at its Miles S. Nadal Management Centre located in the heart of the Toronto’s financial district; and at its new campus in Hyderabad, India. Schulich also operates a number of satellite centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to rewarding careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has 30,000 alumni working in over 90 countries. The School pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first ever cross-border Executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. The School launched one of the world’s first Master of Business Analytics and Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure degrees and has one of the largest portfolios of Masters’-level degrees of any business school in North America. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 10,000 executives in Canada and abroad.

About York University

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni. York U’s fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contacts:

Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca

Beth Marlin, Media Relations, Schulich School of Business, 905-717-6278, bmarlin@schulich.yorku.ca

Sandra McLean, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22097, sandramc@yorku.ca