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Maria Cristina Cavicchia Toronto Student

Maria-Cristina Cavicchia

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2020
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Maria-Cristina Cavicchia graduated Cum Laude from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where she was on the Dean’s Honour List. Maria graduated as the recipient of the Goldblatt Partners Prize for superior overall performance in labour, employment and human rights courses, the Emond Harnden LLP prize for the highest standing in Labour Law, and the Clarey B. Sproule Memorial for her role as Caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Aid Clinic. Prior to law school, Maria obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Ryerson University, where she graduated with Distinction. During the summer of 2017, Maria worked as a 1L Summer Law Student for Revera Inc. Maria has held a number of legal writing and research positions, most recently as a Law Student Clerk to judges at the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa. Some of her other experiences include Assistant Editor for the Ottawa Law Review, and Research Assistant for the Ryerson Law Research Centre and the Centre for Law, Technology & Society. At law school, Maria undertook a directed-research project on the constitutionality of laws governing prison labour in Canada, as well as a paper exploring medical cannabis use in safety-sensitive workplaces while a student in Canada’s first Cannabis Law course. As a law student, Maria also developed her passion for advocacy, appeared before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on behalf of her legal aid clients, and placed second in the 2018 Hicks Morley Moot Competition at the University of Ottawa. Maria is committed to community involvement and equity- seeking initiatives, having volunteered with the Ontario Justice Education Network in Toronto, Downtown Women’s Centre in Los Angeles, and Women’s Legal Mentorship Program in Ottawa. Maria enjoys playing and watching live music, hiking, and walking her dogs.

Maria-Cristina summered at the Firm in 2018 and was seconded to Holt Renfrew.

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