Lawyer for Osler Hoskin Harcourt LLP
After Humanities, I earned degrees in civil law and common law from McGill. I then began practicing as a lawyer in the Toronto office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. I work in the Research Department, which was founded by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Bertha Wilson.
People come to the Research Department with legal issues that are complex, novel, or cross-disciplinary, and we think creatively to find solutions. We give legal advice to businesses about all kinds of topics, and we also write arguments for litigation at all levels of court. Because I have degrees in both civil law and common law, I also help to coordinate between lawyers in Quebec and the other provinces. I am fortunate to be able to use and build on the skills I learned at the College including research, writing, analysis and language skills.
The College of the Humanities was a valuable experience in both personal and professional growth. As a lawyer, I continue to use the creative thinking skills I developed at the College. I also have fond memories of the cultural events and the community of fellow students.
I have found that the College’s cultural events and courses in art history and music history have enriched my enjoyment of events at the opera, the ballet, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
During an era when technology and outsourcing replace an increasing range of positions in the Canadian work force, it is important to be able to think creatively and to develop a network of personal and professional relationships in order to build a foundation for long-term success. The College of the Humanities can be extremely helpful in achieving this.
Audrey Demarsico (B.Hum. 2001) is a lawyer with Osler Hoskin Harcourt LLP