Lucia Kim completed her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Common Law with Cum Laude in 2021. During law school, Lucia interned at a criminal defence firm and a family law, wills and estates and real estate firm in Ottawa. She also represented the University of Ottawa in the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot and won the Best Respondent Factum. As the respondent, Lucia defended the position that a corporation could deduct the amounts paid to investment bankers during an acquisition. In her second and third year of law school, Lucia was selected as a Legal Writing Academy Writing Leader. As a Writing Leader, she helped numerous students strengthen their legal writing and analysis skills through workshops and conferences.
Prior to law school, Lucia received an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto with High Distinction in 2018. During her undergraduate degree, Lucia constantly sought opportunities to strengthen her community. She planned social and spiritual events for undergraduate students as the president of her Parish’s Undergraduate Group. In her last year of undergraduate, Lucia also created a management framework for a Toronto Community Centre with low employee retention rates. The Toronto Community Centre was struggling to retain employees from underprivileged backgrounds. Lucia conducted research and interviews to address the underlying problems leading to communication breakdowns between employees and management.
Cassandra Fafalios recently completed a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in the Canadian Common Law Program. She was an active member of the Osgoode Chapter for Pro Bono Students Canada drafting Wills and assisting individuals from low-income families with their Estate Planning needs. She also wrote a major research paper on cryptocurrency and its regulation on a multi-jurisdictional level, as well as the growing impact of cryptocurrency for Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing, taxation, environmental concerns, and consumer protection, privacy and cybersecurity implications.
Prior to completing her LLM, Cassandra obtained a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. During law school, Cassandra took a broad range of subjects, and completed additional courses in Negotiation, Mediation, Mooting and Client Interviewing. She also provided pro bono work at the law school clinic in various practice areas for low-income families and was a strong advocate for access to justice.
Prior to law school, Cassandra worked as a legal assistant in personal injury and accident benefits for a firm in Brampton, Ontario. She assisted the firm with fighting for clients’ rights and needs following an accident, and her work experience solidified her interest in pursuing law as a career.
In addition to obtaining her LLM and LLB, Cassandra received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She completed a Double Major in Political Science and Philosophy and obtained a Minor in European History. Cassandra was also a very active student-athlete for the Women’s Soccer team. She was a recipient of an athletic scholarship throughout her degree, and received several awards for athletic performance, teamwork and dedication, including Team MVP and designated as the Second All-Star Goalkeeper for the RSEQ League during her final year.
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