Get to Know Your Law School’s LexisNexis Student Associate!

 

McGill University,
Faculty of Law

 

Queen’s University

 

Université de Montréal

 

University of Calgary

 

University of Toronto

 

University of Windsor

 

Osgoode Hall Law School

 

Peter A. Allard School of Law,
the University of British Columbia


If you’d like to join the LexisNexis Canada team as a Law Student Associate on your campus in the future, please contact us at lawschools@lexisnexis.ca.

McGill University, Faculty of Law

Associate: Noah Itovitch
Noah Itovitch


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "persistent, independent, easy-going"
  • Your inspiration
    "My inspirations are my parents. They taught me the value of hard work and dedication."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "Fact patterns! I love applying the law the law that I’ve learned over the course of the semester."
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "I plan on acquainting my peers with LexisNexis and the service it offers. It truly makes a difference when doing legal research."
  • Fun fact!
    "I play fantasy football competitively as well as hockey (real life). "

Osgoode Hall Law School

Associate: Andrew Chau
Andrew Chau


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Outgoing, Charismatic, Optimistic "
  • Your inspiration
    "My inspiration is to help provide a voice for vulnerable and underrepresented groups"
  • Favorite part of law school
    "My favourite part of law school has been all the experiential opportunities I have been able to participate in. "
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "As a LexisNexis Associate, I hope to help students improve their research abilities and increase brand awareness. "
  • Fun fact!
    "Before law school, I was planning on becoming an automotive technician."

Queen’s University

Associate: Sarah Benedict
Sarah Benedict


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Dynamic, driven, kind. "
  • Your inspiration
    "My family. Always compassionate in the face of adversity, they are my home base and inspire me to be better."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "Meeting fellow students and faculty who have such varying perspectives and life experiences, and learning from them every day."
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "Increase awareness of LexisNexis platforms in a way that will make my peers’ lives easier, and to have fun doing it!"
  • Fun fact!
    "I love to travel—this picture is of me in Iceland this past May!"

Université de Montréal

Associate: Leon G. Costache
Leon G. Costache


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Hardworking, generous, energetic "
  • Your inspiration
    "My parents. They immigrated to Canada from Romania with two suitcases and a will to strive and offer me decent opportunities. Their selflessness, will power and courage inspire me every day to give the best of myself and to dream to attain their level of courage and generosity."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "The friends I’ve made through the many activities and events at our campus."
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "Present, popularize and demystify LexisNexis services to the student body, especially 1Ls, and acquire new research skills which will help me in my future career."
  • Fun fact!
    "I couldn’t survive without my mini Shih Tzu Goldie!"

University of Toronto

Associate: Sinem Ersoy
Sinem Ersoy


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Energetic, Passionate, Dedicated "
  • Your inspiration
    "Access to justice on a global scale for people all around the world."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "Meeting my classmates. The number of different backgrounds and points of view is truly amazing. I learn something new from my classmates every day. Being a part of such a great group of people is truly inspiring. "
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "I believe legal research one of the most valuable skills a legal professional can have. I hope to help my peers while they perfect this skill and to ensure they have access to the resources they need. "
  • Fun fact!
    "I have lived in 4 different countries: Turkey, Qatar, Canada and Austria. "

University of Calgary

Associate: Kirsten Lancee
Kirsten Lancee


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Friendly, Energetic, Organized"
  • Your inspiration
    "To provide access to justice to all, particularly in the areas concerning public law."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "Being a part of Student Legal Assistance, our law clinic at the University of Calgary which provides client representation primarily in the areas of Criminal, Family and Civil law."
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "Improve our law students’ knowledge of access to materials. One of the biggest issues I had when I began law school was having no idea where to look when I started to research a topic."
  • Fun fact!
    "I love my fur babies – we currently have one cat, two hedgehogs, one chinchilla, and one leopard gecko. I can happily report that they all get along quite well."

Peter A. Allard School of Law, the University of British Columbia

Associate: Martin Lay
Martin Lay


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Creative. Goofy. Hardworking."
  • Your inspiration
    "I am inspired by people who set goals and work to do anything and everything to achieve them. The prime example of that is Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (retired). In high school he set the goal that he would be the best basketball player in the world and after out working everyone else in the NBA for his entire career he achieved his goals. "
  • Favorite part of law school
    "My favorite part of law school has got to be the people that make up the Allard community. I’ve never been in a more supportive and inclusive environment. Everyone is here to help each other and want to see each other achieve new heights. "
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "As a team member of LexisNexis, I am excited at the opportunity to assist 1Ls and the general students at Allard in their legal research and becoming an efficient and thorough researcher. My goal in this role is to make the 1L mandatory Legal Research and Writing assignments as painless as possible for the Class of 2020. "
  • Fun fact!
    "I live in a small fishing village on the southern borders of Canada (Steveston). "

University of Windsor

Associate: Christine Sesek
Christine Sesek


  • Three words to best describe yourself
    "Outgoing, Caring, Determined"
  • Your inspiration
    "Everyday I am inspired by my father’s ambition and my mother’s selflessness."
  • Favorite part of law school
    "Exploring Windsor and Detroit, finding like-minded people who want to advocate for vulnerable and underrepresented groups."
  • What you plan to accomplish as a LexisNexis Associate
    "To create awareness and enthusiasm for LexisNexis. I want my fellow classmates to discover the significant impact that LexisNexis can make on their law school experience and legal career."
  • Fun fact!
    "I participate in weekly Pilates, hot yoga, and spin classes. Or you can find me (shamelessly) watching reality tv shows. "