Students 2017-11-07T18:22:59+00:00

Student Centre

J.P. Karam

Chair of the Student Committee

Thank you for your interest in Willis Business Law. I am proud to serve as Chair of the Student Committee. Willis Business Law is an exciting place to learn and work. As a business law firm, our public and private sector clients constantly challenge us with complex, unique, and stimulating deliverables.

Our students play a vital role in the work we do. As a student at Willis Business Law, you will be directly involved our team-based approach to solving these challenges.

I encourage you to meet our team members and learn more about our firm.

 J.P. Karam

Our Student Program

Lawyers and students at Willis Business Law have the opportunity to make their own mark on the firm early in their careers and contribute to its growth and future success.  All of our lawyers and staff members share certain core values including integrity, enthusiasm, and respect for one another.

As a Willis Business Law student,  you will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to transactions that are critical to our clients’ success.  Our students are fully immersed and engaged in a variety of sophisticated transactions.  Our students are afforded a high degree of autonomy and responsibility from the outset – as we think that students learn best “by doing”.

Our student’s role varies based on the deliverable. As a student at Willis Business Law, you may be involved in such things as:

  • drafting key legal documents (such as purchase agreements, loan documents, and commercial leases);
  • conducting legal due diligence on businesses;
  • coordinating the closing of transactions; dealing with regulatory bodies; and
  • researching complex legal issues.

The scope of a student’s work is broad and our students are given a high level of responsibility, all within a dynamic and supportive work environment.

How to Apply

Willis Business Law’s unique combination of qualities has led to our distinct personality and reputation in the Windsor-Essex community.

Our lawyers share a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the legal services we provide and an appreciation of the importance of practicing law with a diverse group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together.

We believe that you will find our firm to be a friendly, dynamic and rewarding place to work and learn. We hope you will interview with us to assess our firm for yourself.

In your application to Willis Business Law, please include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Copy of law school transcript
  • Copy of undergraduate transcript
  • Copy of graduate transcript (if applicable)
  • List of Upper Year Courses
  • Non-academic references (optional)

Please note that we will ask that official transcripts be sent directly to us from your school upon acceptance of an offer.

Please address your cover letter to:

J.P. Karam
Chair of the Student Committee
Willis Business Law
1 Riverside Drive West
Suite 503
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K3 Canada
Tel: 519.945.5470

Meet Our Students

Joseph Tung

Articling Student, 2017

Joseph is a recent graduate of the Dual J.D. program at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law. Prior to enrolling in law school, Joseph worked at a major bank as a Financial Advisor, helping clients with their financial planning, and as a Financial Analyst, assisting senior level decision making through meticulous internal reporting.

This past year, Joseph was involved in the U.S. Transactional Lawmeet moot with 84 participating teams. The moot involved an Asset Purchase Agreement and was graded on the drafting and negotiations stages by practitioners in the field. Joseph and his teammate proudly achieved first place in the Chicago Regionals, and second place in the New York Nationals representing the buyer side.

Aside from his work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and making his lawn greener than his neighbours’.

Lidia Imbrogno

Summer Student, 2017

Lidia is a second-year law student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Prior to working at our firm, Lidia worked for the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. In this role, Lidia was responsible for multiple legal research projects including leading a team of researchers in compiling a database of case law pertaining to self-represented litigants. Lidia is very involved in the Windsor Law community, participating in multiple fundraising initiatives and sitting on the 2020 Windsor Law Admissions Committee.

Lidia has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Public Relations, both from Ryerson University. Growing up in an entrepreneurial environment, and having worked in marketing and P.R. prior to going to law school, much of Lidia’s professional interests lie in business development and corporate growth strategy.

In her spare time Lidia likes travelling with her partner, enjoying her neighborhood of Walkerville, and spending time with her rescue beagle Quenn.

Christian Janisse

Summer Student, 2017

Christian is a second-year law student at Western University and past graduate of the MBA program at the Odette School of Business. During his MBA, Christian worked as a student consultant and project manager for the University of Windsor’s EPIcentre where he advised local entrepreneurs and start-ups from various industries including healthcare, software and application development, and consumer products.

This past year, Christian had the opportunity to be involved in the University of Windsor’s first international interdisciplinary course. This team-based experiential course involved grouping Canadian business students with science students from the United Kingdom to develop a start-up idea using the Lean Startup methodology. At the end of the term, the team visited Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England to pitch its ideas to a panel of business experts and academic researchers.

Aside from his work, Christian enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and running.