Meet Our Students

Articling Students 2019-2020

Aaraf  Dewan

Aaraf Dewan

University of Windsor, University of Detroit

Aaraf Dewan is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on drafting and prosecution of patents in life sciences.

Aaraf graduated from the Dual American/Canadian J.D. program at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Sciences with an Option in Medicinal Chemistry, both from the University of Ottawa. While completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc, Aaraf conducted research on the relationship between membrane biology and the cardiovascular metabolism. Specifically, his research focused on Sarcolemmal Membrane Associated Proteins and their impacts on cardiovascular glucose uptake and metabolism.

During his studies, Aaraf placed 2nd place in the US Patent Drafting Competition at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also competed in the oral rounds at the 2019 Oxford International IP Moot. Aaraf has been the recipient of numerous Book Awards for receiving the top grade in his intellectual property classes, including the top grades in Patent Law, Copyright Law, the Patent Law Clinic, International Copyright Relations, and the Intellectual Property Law Firm Program. During his time at Windsor Law, he was a student writer for LTECLab where he authored blog posts regarding recent developments in patent law and was the President of Windsor Law’s Technology and Intellectual Property Club.

Jasmine  Godfrey

Jasmine Godfrey

Osgoode Hall Law School

Jasmine Godfrey is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on trademarks, copyright, regulatory, advertising & marketing, and litigation.

Jasmine graduated from the joint J.D./M.B.A. program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.

During her studies in the J.D./M.B.A. program, Jasmine spent a summer as a legal fellow at an NGO in Bangalore, India. She was also a senior editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. During her final semester, she acted as a consultant for an Israeli nuclear medicine company through Schulich's Global Leadership Program. She was actively involved in the IP law community, awarded the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law & Technology Prize, serving as a research assistant for Professor Carys Craig, as well as competing in the oral rounds of the 2018 Oxford International IP Moot. In her final year, she studied abroad at the National University of Singapore, where she completed a directed research paper on colour marks and functionality.  

Alissa  Hyppolite

Alissa Hyppolite

University of Ottawa

Alissa Hyppolite is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on life science patent prosecution and trademark prosecution.

Alissa graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in law and technology. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa.

During law school, Alissa participated in a number of internships focused on intellectual property. She worked as an intern for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on the Trademark Opposition Board, where she drafted section 45 decisions. She also worked as an intern with Global Affairs Canada, where she researched the implications of 3D printing on intellectual property rights. In her final semester, she worked as a student policy analyst at CIPO, researching and drafting practice notices and portions of the Trademark Examinations Manual.

Summer Students 2020

Adam  Aucoin

Adam Aucoin

University of Toronto

Brett  Benham

Brett Benham

Osgoode Hall Law School

Chantalle  Briggs

Chantalle Briggs

University of New Brunswick

Courtney  Cowan

Courtney Cowan

University of Toronto

Raffi   Dergalstanian

Raffi Dergalstanian

Western University

Siobhan  Doody

Siobhan Doody

Queen's University

Mitchel  Fleming

Mitchel Fleming

McGill University

Nyrie  Israelian

Nyrie Israelian

Western University

Nicole  LaBerge

Nicole LaBerge

University of Windsor

Andrea  Ngo

Andrea Ngo

University of Toronto

Parnian  Soltanipanah

Parnian Soltanipanah

Queen's University

Justin  Wicks

Justin Wicks

Dalhousie University

Leanne  Young

Leanne Young

University of Toronto

Articling Students 2020-2021

Iris  Cheung

Iris Cheung

University of Ottawa

Prudence  Etkin

Prudence Etkin

McGill University

Christopher   Kowal

Christopher Kowal

University of Toronto

Paige   Newman

Paige Newman

Western University

Sunil   Rao

Sunil Rao

University of Toronto

Yuen  Lai Shek

Yuen Lai Shek

Osgoode Hall Law School