President: Sarah Bittman
Dean’s Committee: Admissions Committee, Financial Aid Committee
Vice President, Student Affairs and Governance: Katie Longo
Dean’s Committee: Financial Aid Committee, Gender, Accessibility & Diversity Committee, Mental Health & Wellness Committee
Zacharia is something of a nomad – he grew up in a small town in the Northwest Territories, and split the rest of his time between Edmonton and Damascus. After doing degrees in History and Islamic studies, he put a promising career as Batman on hold to attend law school at the U of T. His immediate goals are to stop writing about himself in the third person, get enough sleep, and help my awesome wife raise two precocious daughters.
Dean’s Committee: Admissions Committee, Library and Technology Committee, Non-Statutory Holidays Committee
Debbie grew up across China, Singapore, Canada and the United States before completing her B.A. in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences at McGill University. She is now studying law at the University of Toronto. As a result of her pseudo-nomadic lifestyle, she has a particular fondness for permanent natural landscapes that will never move around on her, and seizes every opportunity to escape to the closest mountain range. While waiting for escape to be feasible, she spends her time eating and drinking her way across Toronto, and occasionally runs laps around the scant green space on U of T’s campus. She is a returning StAG rep and is also a program coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada.
Dean’s Committee: Curriculum Committee,Clinical & Experiential Education/Mooting & Advocacy Committee
Jessica Kras is in her third year of the joint JD/MPP program, and is very excited to be back home at the law school this year. Originally from small-town Dundas, Ontario, Jess studied English and Political Science at McGill University. Last summer, she put her interest in public policy knowledge and civil litigation to use while working at the Crown Law Office Civil. She has served as a President of Out in Law, volunteered as an Associate Editor of the Indigenous Law Journal, and currently coordinates the PBSC placement at Pro Bono Ontario. While most of her time outside of school has been taken up playing varsity lacrosse, Jess also enjoys learning about wine, cooking decadent breakfasts, and tripartite sentences.
Dean’s Committee: Admissions Committee, Clinical & Experiential Education/Mooting & Advocacy Committee
After moving to Ottawa from Israel at the age of 10, Ariel earned a B.A. in Political Science and Film Studies from Carleton University, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from Memorial University. Being an avid traveler, Ariel is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to experience new cultures and customs. This curiosity brought him to the shores of Taiwan as a student ambassador, to Westminster Palace as a parliamentary intern, and to Newfoundland and Labrador as an R&D policy analyst. Having a fondness for technology and innovation, Ariel spent last summer working as a research associate at Blue J Legal.
Dean’s Committee: Curriculum Committee, Student Affairs Committee
Samuel Mosonyi was born in Toronto and raised in Waterloo. He studied Political Science at the University of Guelph and completed an MPhil in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. At the law school, he is involved with Pro Bono Students Canada and the Law Review. As a StAG representative, he looks forward to advocating for students on Faculty Council and facilitating interactions between students and faculty.
Dean’s Committee: Curriculum Committee, Library and Technology Committee
Solomon is in his first year of a JD. Before law school, he worked as a Youth Worker at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services working with newcomer and refugee youth, as well as completing his Masters of Social Work at McGill University. Solomon has always had a passion for student governance- and revels at the opportunity to try and address some of the qualms and cares of his colleagues.
Dean’s Committee: Financial Aid Committee, Non-Statutory Holidays Committee
Natasha grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. Before law school she completed her B.A. in Government and her M.A. in English Literature. She is currently excited to be involved in DLS, IHRP, and to be representing her fellow 1Ls as a StaG representative. Natasha hopes to promote transparency and connect students to the law school administration in more meaningful ways in the upcoming academic year. Outside of school you can probably find her cooking, playing squash, or attempting to play intramural sports.
Dean’s Committee: Mental Health & Wellness Committee
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Andy came to Canada at the age of 15. He completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at McGill, and continued on to do a master’s and doctorate in philosophy at Oxford. At U of T, Andy is involved with Downtown Legal Services, the Law Review, and the Students’ Law Society. With a background in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language, his interests in law range from constitutional and criminal law to legal, political, and moral philosophy.
Dean’s Committee: Appeals Committee, Gender, Accessibility & Diversity Committee
After earning a B.A in political science and psychology, Anne spent a year working with the provincial government and 2 and a half fantastic years representing medical residents in Ontario as part of their quasi-union. Since the lawyers at her last job kept taking all her interesting and fun work away, Anne decided to come to law school. In her free time, you can find her boxing, drinking coffee, or trying to become a trivia master.
Dean’s Committee: Clinical & Experiential Education/Mooting & Advocacy Committee