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The LCO hires JD students and graduate students from our partner law schools during the fall/winter and the summer terms.
Students are primarily involved in carrying out research in support of the LCO’s projects and depending on the stage of the projects, students may also have an opportunity to participate in consultations with community groups and other on-going activities of the LCO. Students have an opportunity to see and participate in the process of law reform from inside a law reform commission. Students may have the opportunity to prepare papers on relevant issues.
Since the LCO’s inception in 2007, student researchers from all partner law schools have contributed to the LCO’s research and activities.
Our Current Students: Fall/Winter 2018/19
The LCO welcomed our summer student researchers on May 15, 2018 with a full day orientation. We’re excited to work with these students over the next few months.
Efua Gyan just completed her first year of law school at Osgoode Hall. Efua holds a BA in Health Sciences from Western, and a Master of Public Health from Boston University’s School of Public Health. Efua has worked as a research assistant with the Center for Global Health and Development in Ethiopia, and as a monitoring and evaluation officer for the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation in Haiti. She also worked with Médecins san Frontières Canada in Toronto. Efua volunteered as a case worker with Community Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP), and recently participated in the Lerners Cup Moot, where she received an award as a distinguished oralist. Efua is a member of the Black Law Students Association, and the Osgoode Mooting Society. She is proficient in Haitian Creole and French. This summer, Efua will be working with Ryan Fritsch on the Improving the Last Stages of Life project.
Rebecca Meharchand just completed her first year of law school at Queen’s University. She holds a BA from Western, where she received Western’s Gold Medal in Women’s Studies. In 2016, Rebecca was the Regional Winner of the Undergraduate Awards International Essay Competition, for her paper, “A Western Concept of Honour”. In 2017, two more of her papers were accepted into the competition. Rebecca is currently a volunteer editor for the Queen’s Law Journal, and is a national summit delegate for Jack.org. She also previously served as a student senator with the Western University Senate. This summer, Rebecca will be working with Ryan Fritsch on the Improving the Last Stages of Life project.
Curtis Sell just completed his first year of law school at Osgoode Hall. Curtis holds a BA from Western, with a specialization in philosophy and a minor in women’s studies. In 2017, he won Osgoode’s Ronald J. Rolls ’58 Q.C. Price, awarded to the 1L student with the highest grade in Legal Process. He also won second prize in the Canadian Women’s Studies Association’s National Undergraduate Essay Contest in 2015. Curtis has volunteered as a case worker with the FCJ Refugee Centre, Parkdale Community Legal Services, and the Community Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP). He was also an associate editor with the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. This past semester, Curtis was a Research Assistant for Professor Roxanne Mykitiuk of Osgoode Hall Law School. This summer, Curtis will be working with Sue Gratton on the Defamation Law in the Internet Age project.