The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) represents all students enrolled in the Graduate Programme at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. The object of the GLSA is to assist graduate students in their dealings with the Faculty and to obtain representation for students on various committees and organizations that pertain to the graduate law programme. The GLSA strives to encourage and facilitate co-operation and understanding among students and faculty in order to improve the research activities and educational experiences of all graduate law students at the University of Toronto.
President: Haim Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Pascal Thibeault (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Sara Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SJD Faculty Council Rep: Dustin Gumpinger (email@example.com)
LLM Faculty Council Rep: Helen Holubec (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GSU Rep: Brandon Trask (email@example.com)
Members at Large:
David Kanhai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Fry (email@example.com)
Syvia Cheong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Viviane Albuquerque (email@example.com)
- Mental Health Committee: Jennifer Orange (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CUPE 3092 Law Faculty Steward: Ido Katri (email@example.com)
- Standing Curriculum Committee: Brooke MacKenzie
- Graduate Academic Appeals: Konstance von Schuetz; Greg Bowley
- Policy Committee: Einav Morgenstern; Eden Sarid
- Library and Technology Committee: Andrew Flavelle Martin
- Student Affairs Committee: Naama Ofrath; Eden Sarid
- Gender Accessibility and Diversity Committee: Magen Rossl Ido Katari
- International Advisory Committee: Francesco Ducci
- Environmental Sustainability Working Group: Christopher Campbell-Durufle
You can look at the GLSA Constitution (PDF file)
You can look at Past GLSA Newsletters (PDF file)
Biographies of the Executive Committee
Haim Abraham - President: Haim Abraham is currently a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto. Haim’s research interests include tort law, international humanitarian law, family law, and gender and sexuality law. His doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Professor Arthur Ripstein, examines whether states should have the duty to pay compensation to civilians for damages caused during combatant activities. His research proposes to revisit the combatant activities exception’s merits, which currently renders states immune to such tort claims, vis-à-vis current approaches to state liability. In 2015 Haim received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, and earned a Bachelor degree in Law and in the Hebrew University’s Honours Program for Outstanding Students in Humanities “Amirim”, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013.
Pascal Thibeault – Vice-President: Pascal is currently pursuing a LLM with a concentration in Health Law, Ethics and Policy at the University of Toronto. He is also enrolled in the Collaborative Program of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He completed his LL.B. at Laval University and he served as a Legal Intern at the Superior Court of Quebec. In 2014, Pascal was a Fellow at Yale University where his research focused primarily on nudges and medical malpractice. During his time in New Haven, he also served as a Research Assistant on a project exploring strategies to increase uptake and adherence to PrEP.
Sara Jackson - Treasurer: Sara is an LLM (coursework) student from New Zealand, focusing on constitutional and human rights law. She received her BA and LLB(Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland. Before coming to Toronto she worked as a Legal and Policy Adviser for the New Zealand Law Commission and then practiced for several years in litigation.
Dustin Gumpinger - SJD Representative: Dustin Gumpinger is a lawyer and academic. He is a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and British Columbia and a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he is the Nathan C. Strauss fellow in Canadian Constitutional Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), with First Class Honors from the University of Alberta, a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Apart from his professional and academic accomplishments, Dustin is actively involved in student government, federal politics, and animal rights advocacy.
Helen Holubec - LLM Representative: Helen is pursuing a LLM with a concentration in business. She is an alumni of University of Toronto, having received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemical-physics, graduating with distinction, and a Master of Science in Geophysics. She has also earned a Juris Doctor from both the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She spent the year following her primary legal studies teaching American law at the Université d’Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and hopes to work as an associate professor after specializing in a field of law, while continuing in practice.
Brandon Trask - GSU Representative: Brandon is pursuing his SJD at the University of Toronto, working under the supervision of Professor Michael Trebilcock and Professor Andrew Green in the area of law and economics. He completed his JD at the University of Manitoba in 2012 and his LLM at the University of Toronto in 2013. Before returning to Toronto to pursue his doctorate, Brandon worked as a Crown Attorney in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he has also worked as a research and policy analyst with the Government of Manitoba in the Office of Canada-United States and International Relations and as a summer student with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.
Viviane Albuquerque - GLSA Director of Communications: Viviane is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at University of Toronto. Viviane completed her Bachelor of Civil and Common Law at McGill University and her BA at Concordia University in Montreal. Originally from Brazil, Viviane has lived and worked in several countries including the United States, France and Uganda. Upon graduation, Viviane plans to return to Montreal and work in business law.
Rebecca Fry - Member at Large: Rebecca is currently enrolled in the University of Toronto's LLM (short-thesis) programme, where her research will focus on charity law and regulation in Canada and England and Wales. She has a law degree from the University of Oxford, and has practised at leading UK charity law firm Farrer & Co LLP since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011.
Sylvia Cheong - Member at Large: Sylvia is a LLM (Coursework-only) student focusing on intellectual property law and entertainment law. She has been called to the bar in Ontario, and is licensed in California and Alabama. She has experience in real estate law practice and joined Pro Bono Law Ontario Education Law Project in 2015. Sylvia is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in her spare time. She constantly seeks to find ways to incorporate law and yoga in her legal practice.
David Kanhai - Member at Large: David Kanhai is a Member at Large of the GLSA. He is currently pursuing an LL.M. (coursework) and volunteering at the Landlord and Tenant Board in Toronto. He is interested in concentrating on Intellectual Property and Health Law. He received his LL.B. from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where he participated in a number of pro bono projects. He completed his undergraduate education at McGill University, attaining his Bachelor of Arts & Science.
Mental Health Committee: Jennifer Orange(firstname.lastname@example.org)
CUPE 3092 Law Faculty Steward: Ido Katri(email@example.com)
Standing Curriculum Committee: Brooke MacKenzie
Graduate Academic Appeals: Konstance von Schuetz; Greg Bowley
Policy Committee: Einav Morgenstern; Eden Sarid
Library and Technology Committee: Andrew Flavelle Martin
Student Affairs Committee: Naama Ofrath; Eden Sarid
Gender Accessibility and Diversity Committee: Magen Rossl Ido Katari
International Advisory Committee: Francesco Ducci
Environmental Sustainability Working Group: Christopher Campbell-Durufle