Meet Our Students!
Our fantastic 2022-23 articling students have arrived!
Aidan Bullen – Toronto
Aidan is joining the firm as an articling student in the Toronto office. He has recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and received a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) focused on Life Sciences from McMaster University.
At Osgoode Hall Aidan worked with the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation through Pro Bono Students Canada, where he supported the organization with legal research. Aidan then joined the Journal for Law & Social Policy as a junior editor and worked as a research assistant focused on issues in Labour Law. In his final year Aidan joined Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) in the Workers’ Rights Division. At PCLS Aidan helped workers with a myriad of issues, including wage theft, wrongful dismissal, and discrimination. He also supported worker collective action through the Workers’ Action Centre and Justice for Workers campaign.
Outside of work Aidan enjoys playing basketball, cheering on the Raptors, watching films, and has recently become a Custard Bun enthusiast.
Amy Chen – Toronto
Amy is an articling student in the Toronto office. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) from McMaster University.
Amy is passionate about supporting marginalized communities through grassroots organizing and public interest litigation. As a caseworker in Downtown Legal Services’ (DLS) Immigration and Refugee division, she helped clients obtain status in Canada and supported migrant care worker advocacy. Her immigration law experiences were recognized at the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot, where she received the awards for Top Law School and Top Factum. Amy also helped push for progressive precedents in several Supreme Court of Canada constitutional law cases during her time at DLS and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. More recently, Amy was a volunteer with the TransID Clinic, a free legal clinic helping transgender and non-binary clients change their government identifications.
In her free time, Amy enjoys learning the ukulele, collecting sea creature plushies, and drawing her favourite cat Bootboot.
Lorraine Chuen – Toronto
Lorraine is an articling student in the Toronto office. She recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. During her studies, Lorraine spent time as a caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights division, where she assisted non-unionized workers experiencing wage theft and other forms of workplace exploitation, and supported worker organizing campaigns at the Workers’ Action Centre. At Osgoode, Lorraine was active in on-campus organizing through the Osgoode Hall Law Union and served as an editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy. Prior to law school, Lorraine worked for several years at non-profits focusing on issues related to open access to information, digital literacy, data policy, and tech and data ethics. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University.
Outside of work, Lorraine organizes around workers’ rights, migrant justice, and racial justice issues in Toronto’s downtown Chinatown and lends support to Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Worker Support Network. Lorraine dabbles in writing creative non-fiction and zine-making, and has recently taken up puppeteering a muppet named Ling. She hopes to one day create her own children’s TV web series.
Soojee Hahn – Ottawa
Soojee Hahn is an articling student in our Ottawa office.
Soojee received her law degree from Queen’s University. Prior to law school, she worked as a general duty police officer with the RCMP, responding to a wide range of calls from high-risk emergencies to low-risk complaints. After releasing from the RCMP, she worked as a victim services worker at a non-profit organization which supports immigrants and refugees.
During law school, Soojee worked as a summer law student at Community Advocacy & Legal Centre, acting as the primary contact for its Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (SHIW) Project. She stayed with the clinic as a student intern for another year working on various employment law files, including wrongful dismissal, workplace discrimination, and employment insurance appeal, while continuing to support the SHIW Project. She also volunteered with Queen’s Legal Aid working on a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board file, as well as with Pro Bono Students on a team which prepared a research memo on sentencing and bail for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Kingston.
Outside of work, Soojee strives to be the best satisfactory mom to her very cute, but very loud, toddler. She also spends way too much time Googling, “How to stop my toddler from screaming.” Soojee’s favourite and aspired pastime is napping, although she cannot remember the last time she got to enjoy this activity.
Yin Kot – Toronto
Yin is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and is a returning student. Prior to their move to Tkaronto, Yin grew up in Hong Kong. They hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Ethics, Society & Law from Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where they were recognized upon graduation for significant community involvement on- and off-campus over the course of their studies.
During their time at law school, Yin completed a placement in the Immigration and Migrant Rights division of Parkdale Community Legal Services, served as an editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and worked alongside community organizations in developing resources in relation to prison law, migrant farmworkers, and immigration detention. Yin firmly believes in the power of collective action and is a worker first. They carry the knowledge gained through their varied experiences (ranging from university contract positions to the restaurant industry) to the core of their work at Goldblatt Partners.
When not in the office, Yin can be found in the pottery studio, on the rugby pitch, or playing Stardew Valley. They speak Mandarin in addition to English, and are learning Cantonese and French.
Samhita Misra – Toronto
Sam recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and returns to the firm as an articling student in the Toronto office. Sam owes much of her political education to everyday practices of community care and collective struggle in Scarborough, where she grew up, and in Hamilton, where she began her career. Before law school, Sam worked as a community-based participatory researcher in schools, government departments, and neighbourhood associations. She believes deeply in the wisdom and foresight of communities’ lived experiences. She holds a graduate degree in design and an undergraduate degree in history and peace studies.
During law school, Sam was a caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights division, supporting non-unionized workers threatened with employer reprisals, wage theft, exploitative corporate contracts, and wrongful dismissals. She also served as a senior editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy.
Outside of work, Sam loves watching live theatre, walking through the city, and celebrating birthdays.
Sabrina Sukhdeo – Toronto
Sabrina returns to the Toronto office after summering with the firm last year. Sabrina recently graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Glendon College.
Inspired by her grandmother who migrated to Canada as a nurse from Guyana, Sabrina is deeply guided by feminist, anti-racist, and decolonial principles in the fight for workers’ rights.
While in law school, Sabrina was a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, where she assisted students and non-unionized workers challenging wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and other workplace abuses. Sabrina was also a summer fellow at the South African Society for Labour Law Pro Bono Project, where she worked at the Legal Resources Centre. During her fellowship, she supported land justice initiatives for Indigenous peoples in Namibia, as well as for labour tenants and farmworkers in South Africa. Most recently, Sabrina interned at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, where she contributed to the clinic’s projects around sexual and gender-based violence in the workplace.
Outside of her legal work, Sabrina keenly understands the urgency of abolition and collective care. To this end, Sabrina currently volunteers as a crisis line counsellor and training facilitator at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, as well as a legal observer with the Movement Defence Committee.
In her free time, Sabrina is a staunch oat milk advocate, amateur Drake historian, and poet.