The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) represents all students enrolled in the Graduate Program 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 program. 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.

See also the Graduate Law Students Association website.

Graduate Program Annual Fund

The Faculty of Law has set up a Graduate Program Annual Fund to support graduate student programs and initiatives.

GLSA Executive Committee

President: Bruno Lima Monteiro (Bruno.LimaMonteiro@Mail.UToronto.ca)

Vice President: Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin (john.bedardrubin@mail.utoronto.ca)

Treasurer: Matthew Marinett (matthew.marinett@mail.utoronto.ca)

Director of Communications: Ting Ho, (Ting.Ho@Mail.UToronto.ca)

Social Affairs Officers: Kathryn (Katie) Greis (Kathryn.Greis@Mail.UToronto.c), Ibrahim de Carvalho (Ibrahim.Carvalho@Mail.UToronto.ca)

LLM Representative: Craig Aitken (Craig.Aitken@Mail.UToronto.ca)

SJD Representative: Carolyn Mouland (Carolyn.Mouland@Mail.UToronto.ca)

GPLLM Representative: Michael Burnett (Michael.Burnett@Mail.UToronto.ca)

GSU Rep: Konstanze von Schuetz (konstanze.vonschuetz@mail.utoronto.ca)

Faculty Committees

  • Mental Health Committee: Matthew Marinett
  • Standing Curriculum Committee: Carolyn Mouland
  • Graduate Academic Appeals: Konstanze von Schuetz
  • Library and Technology Committee: Étienne Cloutier
  • Gender Accessibility and Diversity Committee: Dominic Alfred, Ryan Tuazon
  • Truth and Reconciliation Committee: Sara Mason-Case
  • Library & Technology Committee: Nadia Lambek

GLSA Constitution

You can look at the GLSA Constitution (PDF file)

GLSA Guide

GLSA Guide for Incoming Graduate Students (PDF)

Executive Committee profiles

President:  Bruno Lima Monteiro

Bruno is the President of the GLSA.  He is a first year SJD student and a human rights lawyer.  Before coming to the University of Toronto, he completed his LLM at the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a specialization in international law.  He also worked at the UNODC and at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on victims' rights, defence rights, and algorithmic use in the decision-making process.  His current research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in the criminal justice system and the development of legislation to ensure their fair use in this context. 

Vice President:  Jean-Christophe Bedard-Rubin

Jean-Christophe is the Vice President of the GLSA.  He is a second year SJD student.  After completing his undergraduate studies in law and philosophy in Quebec (Laval), he completed his LLM at the University of Toronto in 2016.  His current work focuses on comparative constitutional law and politics, linguistic justice, judicial behavior, and the intersection between law and history.  A member of the Quebec Bar, Jean-Christophe practiced law for a couple of years in the Quebec Ministry of Justice.  He likes canoeing, drumming and humming.

Treasurer:  Matthew Marinett

Matthew is the Treasurer of the GLSA.  He is currently a third year SJD student focusing on Internet and innovation law and the legitimacy of corporate control of regulatory functions.  He previously also completed his LLM and JD at the University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. in Planetary Science at the University of Western Ontario.  Prior to graduate studies, he worked in the entertainment and intellectual property group of a large Canadian law firm.  In addition to his duties as Treasurer, he is also the Graduate Student Representative on the Mental Health Committee, and if you have any concerns about mental health programming or accommodations at the law school, he would very much like to hear from you.

Director of Communications:  Ting Ho

Ting is a GPLLM candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  She comes from a background in Entertainment as a Business Affairs Consultant, where she advises on business strategy and negotiations for talent, licensing, and commercial partnership deals for clients in the Entertainment and Space sectors.  Previously, Ting served as In-House Counsel in Business & Legal Affairs at Marvel Entertainment in New York and Los Angeles where she drafted and negotiated agreements for talent, development, production, distribution, marketing and promotions of Marvel films and television series. 

Ting holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and is also an alumna of the International Space University and the New York Film Academy.  She is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

SJD Representative:  Carolyn Mouland

As the SJD Representative and a first year doctoral candidate, Carolyn is returning to serve her third term on the GLSA, having previously held positions of Social Affairs Officer and LLM Representative during her LLM in Criminal Law at the University of Toronto.  Carolyn also sits on the Faculty of Law's Curriculum Committee.  Originally from Newfoundland, she practised criminal and civil litigation in the Atlantic before relocating to Toronto.  Carolyn’s doctoral project examines constitutional remedies and the changing dynamics of the legislative process.  She is passionate about advancing academic welfare and fostering social cohesion.  When not longing for salt water, fresh air, and sunshine, she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, lifting heavy objects, watching films, or tuning into live music. 

LLM Representative:  Craig Aitken

GPLLM Representative:  Michael Burnett

Michael is a principal investor with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), where he works on sourcing and executing private equity and growth capital investments in the technology, telecom, financial, and power industries.  He has supported several corporate boards in North America, India, and Europe to accelerate their growth with strategic capital.  Prior to CPPIB, Michael worked at Birch Hill Equity Partners, a Canadian mid-market private equity firm, and CIBC Capital Markets on the sales & trading team.  He also served for five years in the Canadian Armed Forces Naval Reserve and is a certified pilot.  Michael graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business with an Honours Business Administration degree, completed an exchange program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a CFA Charterholder. 

GSU Representative:  Konstanze von Schuetz

Konstanze is a second year SJD candidate.  She is representing the GLSA in the University of Toronto's Graduate Students Union and will be your point of reference for questions and concerns, and assist in any matter related to the GSU.  Konstanze's broader research interests include Private Law Theory, in particular Property Theory, Comparative Private Law, as well as Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy.  She returns to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law after already pursuing her LLM studies here in 2015/2016. Before coming to Canada, Konstanze studied and practiced law in Germany, Hong Kong SAR, and Switzerland.  Konstanze is also a member of the Faculty's Graduate Academic Appeals Committee. 

Social Affairs Officer:  Kathryn (Katie) Greis

Katie is a coursework LLM student in the Health Law, Ethics, and Policy concentration. Originally from New Jersey, she majored in psychology at Middlebury College, Vermont and then worked for two years at a cancer non-profit before deciding to go to law school. She attended Harvard Law for her JD, and then worked at a New York firm for several years on regulatory and transactional matters for corporate healthcare clients. 

Social Affairs Officer:  Ibrahim de Carvalho

Ibrahim is an enthusiastic professional and academic.  He has always reconciliated his professional and academic careers.  Currently, he is an LLM candidate at the University of Toronto working on issues related to foreign direct investment in developing countries, focusing on the African context.

Ibrahim has expertise in the Oil and Gas industry, investment and financial industry of Angola. 

He holds a Law Degree from Agostinho Neto University, in Angola.  He was a Fulbright student at Western Michigan University, where he earned a Masters in International Development Administration.  Ibrahim also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business by the University of Oxford.  Additionally, he also holds executive education in the subjects of Leadership in Corporate Counsel, by Harvard Law School and Emerging Leaders, by Harvard Kennedy School.