LCO Student Scholar Fellows

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) reorganized its student summer program in April 2020, and in partnership with several Ontario law schools created the Student Scholar Fellowship Program. This new program significantly expands the number of students working with the LCO for the summer term.

Students working with the LCO will contribute to law reform and legal policy development on LCO projects. Students will undertake legal and policy research and will participate in a broad range of consultations and LCO activities.

The LCO does not directly accept applications to this program. Students will need to refer to their respective schools for further information. Check out our website or follow us on twitter @LCO_CDO for updates!

LCO Student Scholar Fellows 2022

Mariam Bacchus

Mariam is a first-year law student at the University of Windsor. She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Public Accounting and minors in French and Economics at the University of Toronto. During her free time, Mariam enjoys painting and photography.

Rei Bajraktari

Rei Bajraktari is a JD candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Common Law Section. Rei has a degree in Commerce from Toronto Metropolitan University with a major in law and business. He has conducted independent research regarding legal sandboxes and access to justice, worked as a research assistant at the Faculty of Law, interned at many private practices, and is a frequent mooter. Rei is passionate about critiquing current systems of law as well as innovative and accessible methods of delivering legal services. Rei recently presented his research at the inaugural Emilio Binavince Student Research Colloquium organized by the Ottawa Law Review. When he isn’t working, Rei is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player and enjoys exercising through yoga, biking, and aerobics.

Thurka Brabaharan

Thurka is an incoming second-year law student at the University of Windsor. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science at Western University. Her graduate studies focused specifically on Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Thurka is interested in the continuing development of artificial intelligence and how it may best contribute to legal innovation in order to increase access to justice. In her spare time, she loves to unwind with hot yoga or attempt a new baking recipe.

Cassidy Crichlow

Cassidy Crichlow is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Cassidy acted as the 2020-2021 Co-President of the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Society where she partnered with the Guelph Black Professionals to organize events for Black students. Currently, Cassidy is the National Secretary of the Black Law Students Association of Canada.

During the summers of 2018 to 2021, Cassidy worked as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer for the Town of Ajax, where she interpreted, applied, and enforced Traffic and Park By-Laws. Cassidy has additionally worked as a Youth Worker since 2018, working with diverse youth in foster homes and group homes.

In her first year at Osgoode Hall, Cassidy participated in three moot competitions and one negotiation competition. Cassidy won two distinguished oralist moot awards and was a member of the Osgoode 1L Competitive Moot Team. Cassidy also took an advocacy role on the Osgoode’s Survivor Advocate Committee where she helped build an accessible resource document for the Osgoode Hall student body. Cassidy is also a Senior Editor on the Editorial Board of Osgoode Hall Law Journal for 2022-2023.