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2018-2019 Articling Students

Jessica Coco
Direct Line: 416 847 6925
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University of Windsor, B.Comm (Honours), 2014
Queen's University, J.D., 2018 

Jessica earned a J.D. from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. She holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business. During her time at law school, Jessica served as Co-President to Level: Changing Lives Through Law. Prior to law school, Jessica worked as a Financial Associate at Bridging Finance Inc. Jessica’s other interests include travelling, cooking and skiing.

Mark Coghlan
Direct Line: 416 847 6922
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Queen's University, B.Comm (Honours), 2015
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2018 

Mark earned a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours First Class) from Queen’s University. During his time in law school, Mark worked in the Notre Dame Athletics Business Office and was a research assistant for the Notre Dame Law School. He completed externships in the Notre Dame Office of General Counsel and Notre Dame Athletics Compliance Department. Mark also served as solicitations editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation and treasurer for the Notre Dame Sports, Communication, and Entertainment Law Forum. His note, "Why the NHL’s Current Expansion Criteria Will Continue to Deny Canadian Cities NHL Franchises", was published in the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Mark won the Notre Dame Baseball Arbitration Competition. He was selected to represent the law school in national competitions as a member of the Notre Dame Baseball Arbitration Team and the Notre Dame Transactional Law Team. Outside of law, Mark’s interests include playing sports, travelling, and supporting Notre Dame’s sports teams.

Melissa Smith
Direct Line: 416 847 6916
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Queen's University, B.A. (Honours), 2014
University of Toronto, J.D., 2018 

Melissa earned her J.D. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of English Literature degree from Queen’s University. During her time in law school, Melissa was a caseworker at the low-income legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services. Melissa also served on the executive committee for her school’s Women in Law group and was an editor of Ultra Vires, the faculty’s student newspaper. Prior to and during law school, Melissa taught an LSAT class and worked for three of her professors at a tech-legal start-up developing tax software. During her final year at law school, Melissa spent a semester studying at the University of Amsterdam. Melissa’s interests include travelling, rock climbing and yoga.

Niall Sweeney
Direct Line: 416 847 6921
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University of Toronto, B.A., 2015
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 2018 
University of Windsor, J.D., 2018 

Niall received a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy. Prior to law school, he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Political Science. During his first year of law school, Niall completed a legal internship in Detroit at The Department of Corporation Counsel for Wayne County. Beyond the classroom, Niall was a member of the Windsor Law Hockey Team as well as a member of the On-Campus Interview Student Advisor Committee for the Career Services Office. He has also received the Toronto Fire Services Certificate of Merit Award. Outside of law, Niall’s interests include playing golf, hockey and supporting Toronto’s professional sports teams.

2019-2020 Articling Students

Sarim Ali
Direct Line: 416 361 4760
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University of Toronto, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
Western University, J.D., 2019 (expected)
Phil Lamothe
Direct Line: 416 361 4768
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University of Ottawa, B.Comm (Honours), 2015
University of Ottawa, J.D./M.B.A., 2018 
Colin Romano
Direct Line: 416 847 6909
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Concordia University, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
University of Toronto, J.D., 2019 (expected)
Natalie Tershakowec
Direct Line: 416 361 4785
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Queen's University, B.Comm (Honours), 2016 
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2019 (expected)
Sarah Wahba
Direct Line: 416 847 6923
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Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (High Distinction), 2016 
Western University, J.D., 2019 (expected)

2019 Summer Students

Katie Drury

Humber College, B.A.A., 2017
University of Windsor, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Sinem Ersoy

York University, B.B.A. (Distinction), 2017
University of Toronto, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Julian Lupo

University of Western, B.A. (Honours), 2013
University of Waterloo, M.S., 2016
University of Western, J.D., 2020 (expected) 

Nickolas Robelek

Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (Distinction), 2015
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2020 (expected)

Brendan Wu

York University, B.B.A. (Distinction), 2017
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2020 (expected)