Tomilola Adebiyi

Director, Queen's Business Law Clinic/Instructor, Law 204 (Online)

Tomilola Adebiyi brings an ideal background to the clinic with relevant training and experience in addition to her belief in our mission to serve the students and the local business community.

 

Sessional Instructor
Staff

Derek Cannon

Administrative Assistant, Queen's Elder Law, Family Law and Business Law Clinics

Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.

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Mackenzie Birchard

Student Caseworker

Mackenzie is a second-year law student in the combined BCom/JD program with the Smith School of Business and Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. Passionate about business law and the success of local businesses, he is excited to work with community members to solve their unique legal problems.

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Kaitlyn Carney

Student Caseworker

Kaitlyn is a second-year law student, and concurrently completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree, as part of the combined BCom/JD program at Queen’s. Her previous experience includes working as a Junior Financial Analyst with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Kaitlyn is excited to move from public sector work into the private sector space, by contributing to the provision of legal services to the local Kingston community.

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Caine Chapman

Student Caseworker

Born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Caine has served in the Canadian military and worked in federal politics.

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Sam DiGiuseppe

Student Caseworker

Sam is a second-year student at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Queen’s Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada.  In that role, Sam collaborates with organizations in the Kingston community to design projects that seek to combat Canada’s access to justice crisis.

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Pantea Eshraghi

Student Caseworker

Pantea is a second-year student at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. She currently works as a legal and business associate for Blanc Labs, a software/consulting company in Toronto. She is also a legal services volunteer for the National Canadian Lawyers' Initiative, an organization that brings law students and lawyers together to help Canadians with legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Pantea is passionate about business, entrepreneurship and innovation, and is excited to assist the Kingston community through her work.

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Sara Fahmi

Student Caseworker

Sara is a second-year law student at Queen's University Faculty of Law. Before attending Queen's, she completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in law at Ryerson University. She's passionate about innovation and supporting small businesses and start-ups. Sara is excited to engage and work with the community through QBLC this year!

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Sam Fata

Student Caseworker

Sam is a second-year law student at Queen's University. Prior to joining QBLC, Sam worked with Queen's Legal Aid where he resolved landlord and tenant disputes. Sam also worked two summers at a mid-size accounting firm where his work specialized in commodity tax, tariff classifications and accounts payable recoveries. With a budding interest in business law, Sam is eager to help small organizations in the friendly Kingston community.

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Oliver Flis

Student Caseworker

Oliver is a second-year student at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He is completing his Juris Doctor degree concurrently with a Bachelor of Commerce degree as part of the six-year Queen’s BCom/JD combined program. Oliver’s primary interests lie at the intersection of business law, employment law, and the not-for-profit space. He has assisted with local business law projects through Pro Bono Students Canada, and serves on the editorial board of the Queen’s Law Journal.

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Callum Hutchinson

Student Caseworker

Callum is a second-year student at Queen's Faculty of Law. He has an enduring interest in the way businesses shape their communities, and he is excited to help local businesses grow through the QBLC. Last year, Callum helped Kingston residents with divorce and custody issues at the Queen’s Family Law Clinic. Callum is also an editor for two law journals, a legal intern for the CRA, and an oralist for the 2021 Jessup Moot Competition.

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Negin Namaei Hesari

Student Caseworker

Negin is a third-year student at Queen’s Law and an Honours graduate from York University. In her first year of law school Negin completed the International Business Law program at the BISC and an 8-week internship in Africa. In addition, she has volunteered as a Team Leader for Pro Bono Students Canada and a researcher with the Conflict Analytics Lab. With an interest in local and international business law, Negin is eager to learn and help the Kingston community through QBLC.

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Iris Ngo

Student Caseworker

Iris has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary. She is currently working towards obtaining her JD from Queen's University. Iris has an interest in business and intellectual property law. This summer she had the opportunity to sharpen her legal skills through work at a intellectual property law firm. Iris looks forward to serving the local community this year through QBLC!

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Mikela Page

Student Caseworker

Mikela is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. She has a wide variety of experience including roles in human resources, compliance, governance, and project management. Driven by a passion for learning and achieving results, she takes pride in taking on tasks that challenge her. As a Student Caseworker, her goals include applying what she has learned in the classroom to her files and providing high-quality legal services to clients.

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Kurtis Parcells

Student Caseworker

Kurtis is a third-year student at Queen’s Law and a HBA graduate of the Ivey Business School. After both his first and second years of law school Kurtis worked as a summer law student with Dentons Canada LLP in Toronto, where he will be returning to article. Before joining Dentons, Kurtis worked in the consumer packaged goods industry with Tim Hortons and Coca-Cola focusing on sales and brand strategy. 

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Emily Prieur

Student Caseworker

Emily Prieur is a second-year law student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to law school, Emily attended the University of Ottawa in the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences program. Emily is completing a practicum with the Conflict Analytics Lab to create artificial intelligence platforms that aim to best predict legal outcomes. On campus, Emily is the President of the Intellectual Property Club (QIPC). In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

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Blake Rosenberg

Student Caseworker

Blake is a third-year law student at Queen's University Law School and a HBA graduate from the Ivey Business School at Western University. After his first two years at law school, Blake worked as a Summer Law Student at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, where he plans on returning to article after his final year at Queen's. Before joining Blakes, Blake worked for Dentalcorp and Starlight Investments in their legal departments, as well as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in scouting and football operations.

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Justin Saunders

Student Caseworker

Justin is currently entering his second year at Queen’s Faculty of Law. When not staying up until 2AM to finish up reading for classes, Justin enjoys watching the occasional horror or science fiction movie. He is very much looking forward to working with the Queen’s Business Law Clinic this year to provide its clients with excellent business law advice and expertise!

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Lee Starr

Student Caseworker

Lee is a third-year student at Queen's Law and graduated Western University with Distinction after completing an Honours Double-Major in Finance and Political Science. After his first and second years of law school, Lee spent time working for a sole practitioner in Toronto and will be Articling at Chaitons LLP in Toronto. Lee is passionate about Securities and Private Equity Law, and also enjoys helping businesses with all of their legal needs from their inception. 

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Joanna Strozak

Student Caseworker

Joanna is a second-year student at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Her primary legal interests include employment, labour and tax law, with prior experience including work as a Summer Student with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and as a research assistant for the Faculty.

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