GLSA Executive Committee

Dimitrios Tsilikis

Dimitrios Tsilikis, President

Dimitrios is a second year S.J.D. student trying to find paths to proper justifications behind Recourse rules in the U.S. and Canadian legal orders. Other than that, Dimitrios likes to deploy the means of modern analytic moral philosophy to study the law.

Imran Anwar

Imran Anwar, Vice-President

Imran is a GPLLM student in the Law, Innovation and Technology stream. He has a decade of experience in commercial contracts management and negotiation within both public and private sectors in Canada and abroad. An internationally trained lawyer, he studied law at the Universities of London and Nottingham (LL.B. and LL.M.) and was a commercial lawyer and associate partner in a tier 1 law firm in Bangladesh prior to relocating to Canada.

Imran is passionate about enriching the graduate school experience and is keen to receive suggestions and feedback to improve the overall learning journey for fellow graduate law students. Feel free to reach out to him; he's always open for a chat.

Lucas Kazman

Lucas Kazman, Treasurer

My name is Luke, and I am honored to introduce myself as the Treasurer of the Graduate Law Students Association for the 2023-2024 academic year. A deep passion for the law has shaped my educational and career journey, and I am excited to contribute to our vibrant community in this vital role.

I completed my LL.B at City, University of London in the United Kingdom, where I developed a solid foundation in the principles of law. Currently, I am pursuing the GPLLM program with a concentration in Canadian law at the University of Toronto, seeking to expand my legal knowledge.

My aspirations lie in the corporate law field, with a particular interest in mergers and acquisitions and international trade.
As the Treasurer for the GLSA, I am committed to diligently and efficiently managing our finances while ensuring transparency in the allocation of our resources. I aim to provide the necessary support to the GLSA's initiatives, enabling us to thrive and fulfill our mission of serving the graduate law student community.

I look forward to collaborating with our dynamic team and engaging with our members to ensure that our association continues to excel and provide value to all graduate law students. Together, we will navigate the challenges and opportunities that the coming year holds, and I am excited to be a part of this journey.

Oliver Chan

Oliver Chan, SJD Representative

Oliver is a first year SJD candidate with research interests in public law, legal theory and positive rights. As the SJD Representative, he works to ensure that the diverse interests of SJD candidates are represented in the quotidian and long-term affairs of the GLSA and the Faculty of Law.

Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Oliver completed an LLM at Queen's University in Kingston and a BCL/JD at McGill University in Montreal. He also served as the Director of Research for a legal information clinic.

Josiah Chan

Josiah Chan, GPLLM Representative

Josiah Chan is an executive member of the GLSA in his capacity as an elected G.P.L.L.M. representative. He is currently enrolled under the Canadian Law concentration.

Josiah completed his undergraduate studies (with a double major in Management and Sociology) at the University of Toronto and graduated with an H.B.A. degree. Shortly, he was accepted by the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong and completed his J.D. degree.

During his first legal education, he was elected as a J.D. student representative for one academic year. Further, he worked as a research assistant at the Hong Kong Commercial and Maritime Law Centre and interned at various boutique/medium-sized law firms in Hong Kong.

Also, he advocated in both the 29th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and the 19th Vis East Moot in Hong Kong (with exception granted) and his team advanced to the top 16 out of 364 teams in the Vienna moot.

On top of studying full time now, he is also working full time as a general litigation clerk at the Ministry of Attorney General for Ontario. He therefore possesses solid legal knowledges and experiences in the context of both Hong Kong and Canada.

Ariella Nikita Layono

Ariella, LLM Representative

Ariella Nikita L. (Nikki) is currently pursuing a LL.M. through the coursework-only stream, without a concentration but with an interest in mental health law and new technology and the law. Prior to studying in the University of Toronto, she received her LL.B. in the University of Indonesia where she wrote a thesis in the area of international environmental law about carbon trading and taxation in the maritime shipping industry. Aside from everything mentioned above, she also has an interest in entertainment law, AI regulation, and energy law.

In her off-time, you can find her enjoying a drink at a pub, writing in small independent cafés, discovering secondhand bookstores, walking around downtown Toronto while listening to Taylor Swift, or engrossed in a good book (most definitely fiction and/or fantasy).

Hai Tran

Hai Tran, GSU Representative

Hai is a SJD Candidate in the Faculty of Law researching the post-Cold War development of property rights in East Asia and its impact on public welfare. He started his legal study in Nagoya University, Japan, and did his graduate study at King’s College London, England.

As GSU representative, he aims to apply his previous international experience in student activism to represent the GLSA interest promptly and efficiently in the wider community.

Previous to his arrival in Toronto, he was involved with many environmental non-profit organizations working toward the growth of community energy and land conservation; as well as feminist groups. He holds a strong belief in intersectionality and diversity of progressive social movements.

Petros Barlas

Petros Barlas, Director of Communications

Petros is a GPLLM student specialising in the Canadian Law in a Global Context concentration at the Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto. He gained his LLB from the University of Leicester and a BA from the University of Ottawa.

Petros is currently a Federal employee at Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in their Pay Administration branch.


Sandra, Social Affairs Officers / Social Secretary

Sandra is the Social Affairs Officer of the GLSA, currently pursuing a Master of Laws with a Business Law concentration. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws specializing in Global Law and minoring in Business Law from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Her diverse experience includes roles such as Editor at the Tilburg Law Review and Business Law trainee at a Mercedes-Benz subsidiary, where she successfully drafted a process for European Whistle-blower Directive compliance.

She is currently a student clinician at the International Human Rights Clinic and a Teaching Assistant at UTSC. Her involvement extends beyond law, with a notable record in debating and a deep passion for volunteering. In her free time, she enjoys painting, crocheting, pottery, and adventure sports like paragliding and bungee jumping.

She aims to create a warm and tight-knit graduate law community through her time at the GLSA.