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Articling Student - Fatima Jawando

Fatima Jawando

Fatima recently graduated from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. During law school, Fatima was recognized for her strong editing skills and selected to serve as an Editor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. She also recently served as a judicial intern at the Ontario Court of Justice, where she frequently conducted legal research for judges, reviewed decisions, and engaged in courtroom observations.

Fatima also served as a Senior Caseworker at Community Legal Aid, where she assisted low-income clients with their legal needs. This included representing clients before the Landlord and Tenant Board and in Case Management Conferences.

Prior to obtaining her J.D., Fatima graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) with Distinction. She completed a Major in Law & Business and a minor in Finance. Fatima’s previous experiences also include assisting clients with their business legal needs, working in the Financial Services Industry, and as an Analyst at the Law Society of Ontario.

Articling Student - Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Matthew is a recent graduate from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.  During his years in law school, Matthew had a particular interest in business law, participating in the Winkler Business Negotiation Competition, where he placed second.  He also had an interest in helping not for profit organizations and volunteered with the Animal Justice Project where he performed research regarding Constitutional challenges and standing for intervention in criminal matters, and aided in building a case for incorporating animals into the existing definition of a protected class.  Matthew participated in researching for, and preparing, arguments for the Animal Justice Project which were heard at all levels of court.

Prior to obtaining his J.D., Matthew attended the Schulich School of Business at York University where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Business and graduated with Honors.  His primary focus of study was accounting, finance, and marketing.  Matthew’s previous experience includes working in accounting, financing, and consulting.

Articling Student - Claudia Mak

Claudia Mak

Claudia is a law student entering her final year at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. She summered at Mills & Mills LLP in 2022 and 2023.

Claudia provided legal advocacy in the community by serving as an externship student at the Reclaim Pro Bono Project, where she conducted community outreach related to the non-consensual disclosure of intimate images. She was an active member of the Windsor Chapter for Pro Bono Students Canada, developing accessible legal information resources for transgender and immigrant communities. Claudia will further her advocacy at the Mental Health Justice Clinic by conducting research regarding the psychiatric system and assisting clients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Prior to attending law school, Claudia obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Her previous work experience spanned a variety of industries and roles with a focus on increasing process efficiency and reliability.

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