The JD/MBA Students' Association is comprised of all students currently enrolled in the joint JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management. Each year the Association elects an executive committee dedicated to ensuring that past, current, and future students in the JD/MBA combined program have a positive academic and extracurricular experience. The current executive team includes:
President: Davina Shivratan (email@example.com)
VP Alumni Network: Luca Marescotti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP Alumni Affairs: Josh Lokko (email@example.com)
VP Internal Affairs: Anthony Mahler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP Finance: Julia Tory (email@example.com)
VP Business Affairs: Michael Mazze (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP Women's Relations: Gemma Devir (email@example.com)
VP Academic Affairs: Lauren Nickerson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP Communications: Robert Nanni (email@example.com)
This past year, our executive has organized a variety of events that range from guest speakers to visits to some of Toronto's largest law firms. Below is a short list of the types of activities that are available to a student in the JD/MBA program:
To promote academic and professional excellence, JD/MBA students have access to a network of upper year students that are always willing to provide advice on anything from resume writing and interview skills to course selection and general academic support.
Dean's Speaker Series:
Our speaker series provides members with the opportunity to get interactive and personal with some of Canada's leading business and law professionals in an intimate setting. Take it from us - there's no better way to learn about success than from the horse's mouth. Recent guests have included Gavin Cheung and Zack Newton of Quinzhee Capital, Andrea Rosen, former President and Vice Chairman of TD Canada Trust, Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation, and Robert Pritchard of the Torstar Group.
The alumni network of the JD/MBA program at Uof T is extensive. Our grads hold positions in industries that range from law to consulting and finance. We even have graduates working in the entertainment industry. Alumni events provide current students with an opportunity to interact with graduates and learn about the employment opportunities available to them upon graduation. As well, students are given the opportunity to learn how the JD/MBA combined degree will help them become successful in their careers.
Our students come from very diverse backgrounds and have diverse career aspirations. Many students are unclear about which path they would like to take upon graduation. To acquaint students with the many possibilities available to them upon graduation, JD/MBA students are invited to visit with law firms, consulting firms, investment banks, and so on. These visits give students an opportunity to speak to top professionals about the type of work that they do.
To ensure that the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto remains the best of its kind in Canada and amongst the best in the world, the JD/MBA Students' Association is also engaged in a constant dialogue with both the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. A few things that we have worked to develop are increased and more accessible student financial aid, an extensive and open foreign exchange program, and a responsive communications network.
Do you have a question that might be better answered by a student in the program? Feel free to contact any of the following current students
President: Paul Sahota (Paul.Sahota19@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca)
VP Communications: Michael Mazze (Michael.Mazze20@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca)
VP Alumni Network: Devon Willitts (Devon.Willitts19@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca)