Peter A Allard School of Law

Current Clinic Students


Fall 2022 Clinic Students


Katie Bois

Katie Bois is an incoming second-year JD student at Allard who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a double major in business and economics. Prior to attending law school, Katie acquired over 20 years of experience working in a variety of businesses and industries. As a receptionist at a multi-practice national law firm, Katie found her passion for law as she witnessed lawyers pursue various strategies to fight for or empower their clients. As a professional ballet dancer, she travelled the world while managing her own self-employed business. As Artistic Director of a local ballet company, Katie managed all aspects of a small business including compliance reporting, budgeting, marketing, promotion, operations and direction. In her capacity as Artistic Director, Katie has worked on projects worldwide alongside governments, non-profits, and small- to medium-sized corporations. Having personally experienced the challenges that accompany starting and growing a small business and the helplessness one can feel in a foreign place, Katie is eager to apply the law in compliment with the skills and knowledge she has gained throughout her life at the Business Law Clinic.


Joanna El-Mikati

Joanna El-Mikati is a second-year JD student at the Allard School of Law leading the Centre of Business Law’s Innovative, Sustainable and Progressive Business Law sub-group series. Before attending law school, Joanna completed a Political Science Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction at the University of British Columbia. During her undergrad, she was the recipient of the $70,000 TD Canadian Scholarship for Community Leadership and worked as a Small Business Banking Customer Experience Associate at the TD Canada Trust flagship branch, a Talent Acquisition Recruiter, and Learning and Development Vendor Engagement Partner in TD’s corporate offices. In the final year of her undergraduate degree, Joanna applied her community and corporate skills in consulting working as a Community Librarian Digital Partner at the Central Vancouver Public Library. Personally, Joanna enjoys reconnecting with her Lebanese heritage, training her White Swiss Shepard and fostering community experiences in the outdoors. Joanna’s extracurricular involvement speaks to her legal interests in the areas of Business Law and support for equity-seeking groups. Joanna graduated from her position as a Workshop Coordinator for the Allard Women’s Caucus to her current position as the Internal Relations Director. Joanna has also worked as a clinician for the LSLAP clinic in her 1L year and is entering her second term as a UBC Clinic Head. Having completed the Indigenous Cultural Competency Certificate in her 1L year, she is looking forward to representing Allard in the Indigenous Kawaskimhon Moot after completing the Business Law Clinic and the Allan McEachern Advanced Trial Advocacy Program. Her favourite courses thus far have been Contract Law, Property Law and Business Organizations and she is looking forward to pursuing a career in litigation. She is greatly anticipating expanding her professional skillset as well as applying her heart, academic knowledge, and professional portfolio in advising clients who cannot otherwise afford legal advice via the Business Law Clinic.


Carter Moe

Carter Moe is a third-year student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law where he is enrolled in the J.D. and Business Law Concentration programs. He has previously worked as a 1L Student Intern with McDougall Gauley, a law firm based in his home province of Saskatchewan. Carter has prior experience owning and operating a start-up company which produced software for the consumer market. He also obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017 and has work experience as a mechanical engineer in the technology, mining, and agriculture industries. Next summer, Carter will be joining the Vancouver office of Clyde & Co to complete his articles. In his spare time, Carter enjoys playing various sports, attending live shows, and travelling abroad. He is particularly excited to participate in the Business Law Clinic this year and looks forward to helping clients resolve the legal issues facing their businesses.


Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell is a third-year law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.  Before law school, she graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Political Science and History.  In the summer between 2L and 3L, Rebecca summered at Grossman & Stanley, a boutique corporate-commercial law firm in downtown Vancouver where she gained experience working with businesses of all different sizes.  She is very excited to be joining the Business Law Clinic and is looking forward to working with non-profits and small businesses and to further develop her skills as a solicitor.  Outside of law school Rebecca enjoys exploring Vancouver and trying out new restaurants.


Alexa Redford

Alexa Redford is a third-year law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She graduated from the University of Ottawa in History before moving to Vancouver. In her second year, Alexa was an Associate Editor for the UBC Law Review and volunteered as a Peer Tutor. She is currently the Co-President of Allard’s Intellectual Property Club and Clinic Coordinator for Artists’ Legal Outreach, a clinic that provides free legal advice to artists in BC. Outside of school, Alexa enjoys reading fantasy novels at the beach, singing, thrift shopping, and playing board games with friends. She is very excited to be part of the Business Law Clinic and hopes to gain valuable experience in solicitor work while helping organizations thrive in their communities. 


Jack Sorokin

Jack is a 3L at Allard and recently finished working as a summer student with Farris LLP in Vancouver where he will be articling after law school. 

Before law school, Jack received a Bachelor of Arts from Western University with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology.  At Western, Jack volunteered with an organization providing swimming lessons to children with disabilities.  During law school, Jack volunteered with the Peer Tutor program at Allard, as well as the Walker’s Caucus and the Disability Alliance of British Columbia through Pro Bono Students Canada, and he participated in the UBC Innocence Project in 2L.  Jack is passionate about volunteering and is excited about the opportunity to provide advice on a pro bono basis to up-and-coming businesses in BC with the Business Law Clinic.

Jack is an avid sports fan. In his free time, Jack enjoys skiing and playing other sports.  Jack played on various Allard intramural teams including the Legal Eagles Intramural hockey team and was the vice-president of the UBC Sports, Entertainment, and Law Society.


Julia Wang

Julia Wang is a third-year JD student at Allard Law. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in sociology and criminology from the University of Toronto. During undergraduate studies, Julia spent her summers interning at an intellectual property law firm, in-house with a global human resource consulting firm, and with the financial group at the Procuratorate of China. In law school, Julia has been extensively involved with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, both as a clinician and as its Executive Director. She also serves as the Councillor of Law on UBC’s AMS Council and volunteers with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. With her management experiences in the non-profit sector, Julia is eager to join the Business Law Clinic, assisting local businesses and organizations with their distinctive legal needs. She is particularly excited about working directly with businesses while gaining practical skills in the course of navigating complex legal issues. In her free time, Julia enjoys figure skating, café-hopping, and exploring the city.


Effie Wu

Effie Wu is a third year JD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She has a passion for working with small businesses as she has worked in her family’s business from a young age. Before attending law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Sociology. During her undergraduate degree, she completed a year of co-op at a company that develops and administers standardized English language tests as well as year of exchange at Osaka University in Japan. After finishing her bachelor's, she returned to Japan to continue her Japanese language education before coming back to Vancouver to attend Allard. At Allard, Effie has been involved with a number of different clubs, including acting as VP Finance for the Asia Pacific Law Club in her second year. In her spare time, Effie enjoys travelling and playing board games with her friends. She will be articling at a boutique business law firm after graduation.


Winter 2023 Clinic Students 

Vaibhav Aggarwal

Vaibhav Aggarwal

Vaibhav Aggarwal is a second-year JD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and is incredibly excited to join the Business Law Clinic in Spring 2023. Vaibhav obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business at UBC where he specialized in Accounting. During his time at Sauder, he partook in a number of community organizations, served as President of the UBC Accounting Club, and worked a Teaching Assistant for a variety of Accounting-related courses. While at Allard, Vaibhav continued to work as a Teaching Assistant while also holding the role of 1L Representative for the Law Students Society’s Academic Council and volunteering as a presenter for Legal Education Outreach. Currently, Vaibhav is working as a Law Tutor for the Sauder Real Estate Division where he assists lawyers in creating, reviewing, and revising materials for British Columbia’s only real estate licensing courses. Vaibhav is looking forward to being a part of the dedicated Business Law Clinic team and, in particular, is looking forward to working with small-business community of Vancouver.


Chantelle deMontmorency

Chantelle deMontmorency is a second-year law student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Before law school, she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts, both in history. Throughout her first year, Chantelle volunteered at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and the UBC Law Review. During her 1L summer, she worked as a summer student at a mid-sized law firm in Surrey. In addition to participating in the Business Law Clinic, she is excited to take part in the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot and for her role as President of OutLaws. Through the Business Law Clinic, Chantelle is excited about the opportunity to develop her professional and legal skills while helping clients realize their business goals and navigate their legal issues. Outside of school, Chantelle enjoys baking, cooking, and being active.


Jack Ferera

Jack Ferera is a third-year JD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. He completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC. Prior to law school, he worked as a research assistant at a hospital, and as a math and science tutor at a tutoring company. During his 1L summer, he worked as a legal intern at a start-up, where he got a taste of the various business and legal needs of small businesses and saw firsthand the value of providing legal services to such organisations. This experience made him particularly eager to participate in the Business Law Clinic to further his practical legal skills in a clinical setting. During his 2L summer, Jack worked as a summer student at DuMoulin Black LLP, and will return there to complete his articles after graduating law school.


Amy Kaustinen

Amy Kaustinen is an incoming second-year student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 2021. During her undergraduate studies, Amy focused on corporate social responsibility, non-profit management, and the capacity for businesses to drive positive social change, holding various roles with Queen’s Non-Profit and spending a summer as a Social Innovation Intern with LoyaltyOne. Since starting law school, Amy has held several work and volunteer positions since starting law school, including as a Strategic Content Tutor with the Centre for Accessibility, the Technology and Publications Director for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, and the Co-President of the Criminal Law Club. In her spare time, Amy loves travel, music, reading, and trying new restaurants! Amy is passionate about working with others to help effect positive change and is excited to learn more about solicitor work with non-profits and small businesses during her time at the Business Law Clinic.

Colin Lam

Colin Lam

Colin Lam is a second-year JD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Global Supply Chain Management and Accounting, from UBC's Sauder School of Business. After his undergraduate degree, Colin obtained his CPA designation while working as an auditor and consultant at Deloitte for three years. He has a strong interest in business and entrepreneurship, having developed and facilitated business workshops for over five years, and is keen on advising organizations through the Business Law Clinic. Outside of work and school, Colin enjoys hiking, cheering for the Vancouver Canucks, and working his way through IMDb's top 100-rated films.

Catherine Li

Catherine Li

Catherine Li is a third-year student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. She previously completed an honours B.A. degree in psychology, during which she wrote her thesis on the intersection of religion and pro-environmental behaviour. At Allard, she has volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada’s Access Pro Bono project, where she drafted court documents and conducted merit assessment for a judicial review file. She has also enjoyed enriching her advocacy skills through participating in the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot. Having spent a summer working in the diverse field of municipal law, Catherine understands that the best legal advisors are ones who are keenly aware of the risks of litigation. She is excited to gain more experience in the Business Law Clinic to help local businesses navigate the regulatory frameworks that confront them and craft practical solutions to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Catherine is ideally travelling the world, playing badminton or ultimate frisbee, or taking her time to enjoy brunch.

Charlotte Tan

Charlotte Tan

Charlotte Tan is a third-year JD student at the Allard School of Law. Prior to law school, she completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and East Asian Studies at McGill University. At Allard, Charlotte has worked as a research assistant, and has served as an LSLAP clinician and a social coordinator. Through the Business Law Clinic, she is excited to develop legal solutions for local businesses and organizations. Following graduation, Charlotte will article with a boutique tax and estates firm in Vancouver. Outside of law school, you can find Charlotte trying out new restaurants, reading mystery novels, or working on her tennis skills.


Anica Villamayor

Anica Villamayor is a second-year JD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (JD, 2024). Prior to law school, she worked in long-term care and rehabilitation. She also a history of conducting research in health sciences. During the pandemic, she decided to attend classes in Business Analytics and was able to complete the program while working at the same time. During her first year of law school, she was involved with the Law Students’ Society Wellness Committee as well as with Pro Bono Students Canada and Amici Curiae Friends of Court to assist individuals with completing legal forms for family law and civil law cases. Anica was also working as an Academic Assistant in the Sauder School of Business during a portion of 1L and the summer before 2L.

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