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

Nidhi Garg

Nidhi is a second-year law student at the University of Ottawa. She has completed Engineering in Computer Science and has worked in marketing and business strategy with companies like Honeywell and Disney, as well as with start-ups. She is interested in the intersection of technology and law. During her spare time, she likes to read, hike, and cook.

Shahmurad Lodhi

Shahmurad is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. He completed his undergraduate degree from the Ethics, Society, and Law program at the University of Toronto before beginning at Osgoode in September of 2021. His experience is primarily in legislative advocacy and reform, but he has a keen academic interest in the use of machine learning tools and natural language processing in the legal field.

Hala Omar

Hala is a second-year JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Hala completed an undergraduate degree specializing in Digital Enterprise Management at the University of Toronto where she learned how to successfully manage an e-business. She has several years of experience working in business environments in marketing and communications, UX design, and information architecture. In her spare time, Hala is a social media content creator and freelance graphic designer.

Erin Rooney

Erin is a JD Candidate at Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. She has completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a Specialization in Communications and a Minor in Music from the University of Ottawa. In her first year at law school, Erin achieved a spot on the Dean’s Honour Roll while studying remotely during the height of the pandemic. In her second year, she was elected President of her school’s Law Student Society and advocated for the interests of her peers and law students across Ontario. She also competed as an oralist for the Wilson Moot, an appellate advocacy competition focused on constitutional questions impacting the rights of women and minorities. In September 2022, she will enter her 3rd year at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and hopes to embrace her final semester enjoying nature in Northern Ontario before beginning her practice placement in Toronto in the winter.