2022-2023 Nelligan Law Articling Students

Alain Azar

Alain studied the civil and common law at the University of Ottawa through the Programme de droit canadien, obtaining his JD and LL.L. in 2022. Prior to his endeavour in law, Alain was studying finance at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

Throughout his educational path Alain participated in many extracurricular activities.

  • Executive member L’Association des étudiant(e)s du PDC
  • Executive member of the Telfer Finance Society
  • Formation in Leadership with La Federation de la Jeuness Franco Ontarien

Alain joined Nelligan Law as a summer student in 2021 and is currently completing his articles.

Originally from Brussels, Alain was very disappointed in Belgium’s world cup performance. However, despite the immense and profound pain, he marches on by listening to podcasts and reading mystery novels.

Alain also happens to be trilingual, feel free to communicate with him in English, French or Arabic.

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Philip Byun

Philip obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to law school, Philip studied Biomedical Sciences and Economics at the University of Guelph. During his undergraduate studies, Philip worked as a teaching assistant, volunteered with the Supported Learning Group program, served as a member of the Economics and Finance Curriculum Committee, and received the Excellence in Written Communication Skills Award from the Department of Economics and Finance.

During law school, Philip competed in the Nelligan O’Brien Payne Moot and the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot, volunteered with the Ottawa and District Injured Worker’s Group through the Pro Bono Students Canada program, and assisted the Honourable James Chadwick with updating the Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario and the Honourable Justice Sylvia Corthorn with rebranding the Compendium of Costs Awarded in Actions in Toronto, Central East Region, Central South Region, East Region and Northeast Region.

While working as a summer student at Nelligan Law, Philip was involved with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. As a committee member, Philip collaborated with uOttawa OutLaw to create the 2SLGBTQ+ Writing Contest.

In between drafting research memos and attending trials, Philip can be found playing with his newborn baby with his wife and his two stepchildren.

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Lori Philpott

Lori holds a Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Arts, and Certificate in Law from Queen’s University.

At Queen’s, Lori completed a year-long family law placement with the legal department at Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. She was also involved with the Queen’s Law Admissions Committee, Queen’s Fertility and Reproductive Law Club, Queen’s Law’s Mentorship Program, the Queen’s Law Animal Justice Club, and Queen’s Legal Aid. Throughout her legal studies, Lori worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Queen’s Certificate in Law program where she assisted with undergraduate courses in Aboriginal Law and Introduction to Canadian Law.

In her spare time, Lori enjoys baking, reading, and walking her dogs in local conservation areas.

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Nailah Ramsoomair

Nailah holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa where she graduated from the French Common Law Program. Prior to law school, Nailah completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science and Master of Arts from the University of Guelph. After her Masters, Nailah completed an internship with the United Nations Association of Canada and then taught as a sessional lecturer at the University of Waterloo. Her passion for science and international development led her to pursue a degree in Law.

In law school Nailah was a recipient of the Technoship Fellowship where she had the opportunity to conduct research for the Open Air African Innovation Research Center. She was then selected as an intern for a one-year Pro-Bono Students Canada internship with the Canadian Red Cross as well as an internship with the Patent Policy Office at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Throughout law school, Nailah also held the position of Vice President for both the Law and Technology Student Society and Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights.

In her spare time, Nailah enjoys attending Spin classes, hiking and curling up with a good book.

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