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b2B Backpack to Briefcase – Philosophy Career Panel: Careers in Law (Winter 2020)

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Not sure what to do with your Philosophy degree? We’ve got a Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) Philosophy Career Panel Discussion for that!

A panel of successful Philosophy will discuss their U of T education, the value of their degree, and their pursuit of successful careers. This is a great opportunity for you to network with alumni, faculty and peers to discuss the various avenues you can take in your career after graduation. Bring your questions to ask during the panel discussion or chat more informally after the panel, when food and refreshments will be served! The event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd at the Department of Philosophy, Jackman Humanities Building from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 


Attending Panellists:

  • Mannu Chowdhury, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Anusha Aruliah, General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada
  • Charlotte Conlin, Counsel, McMillan LLP
  • Jerome Poon-Ting, Senior Recruitment, Admissions and Diversity Outreach Officer, Faculty of Law, UofT
  • Albert Yoon, Professor and Chair in Law and Economics, and Associate Dean Curriculum and Research, Faculty of Law, UofT


Mannu Chowdhury, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Mannu Chowdhury is a lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where he is developing a practice focused on commercial, constitutional, and administrative law.  Prior to working as a lawyer, he served as a law clerk for a judge at the Federal Court of Canada and worked for a New York-based legal consultancy on business and human rights issues. Mannu is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA; JD) and Oxford University (MSc). He also currently serves as one of the Board of Directors for Scarborough Community Legal Services, a legal aid clinic that provides free legal assistance to vulnerable communities.

Anusha Aruliah, General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Anusha Aruliah, BA ’96, MA ’97, JD ’00 – Anusha Aruliah is General Counsel with the Department of Justice Canada. She works in, and has spent most of her career in, Indigenous litigation. She also had a stint as a criminal defence lawyer in Nunavut for two years (but three winters!), and very briefly was a dancer in India and a Shakespearean actor in Toronto. She also uses her philosophy degree every day in her work.

Charlotte Conlin, Counsel, McMillan LLP

Charlotte Conlin is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group. Charlotte has a broad range of experience in shareholder disputes, proxy fights, directors’ liability, corporate risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. She also has a depth of experience in commercial litigation and product liability class action litigation. As a “lawyer’s lawyer”, Charlotte provides strategic advice and in-depth legal analysis in order to provide her clients with practical, sophisticated yet efficient legal solutions.

Before she grew up and became a lawyer, Charlotte was an undergraduate student at University College. She completed a double major in Philosophy and History and then spent a year as a co-editor of The Newspaper. She then moved out west where she raced mountain bikes for a couple of years before realizing finally that it was time to go to law school.  When she’s not being a lawyer, she paddles and surfs (yes, in Toronto).

Jerome Poon- Ting, Senior Recruitment, Admissions and Diversity Outreach Officer, Faculty of Law, UofT

Jerome Poon-Ting

Jerome has spent over 20 years in student recruitment, admissions and exchanges spanning undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in Ontario at U of T, Queen’s University and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. He is a former international student to Canada and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computing & Information Science from Queen’s University.

For advancing diversity in law school admissions, Jerome sits on the JD admissions selection committee and is the lead on the administration of the annual Law School Access Program (LSAP) for pre-law students from low-income families, the annual UofT Cup undergraduate moot competition and the annual Future Black Lawyers undergraduate student conference.

Albert Yoon, Professor and Chair in Law and Economics, and Associate Dean Curriculum and Research, Faculty of Law, UofT

Albert Yoon holds the Chair in Law and Economics. Albert received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his law and doctoral (political science) degrees from Stanford. During law school, he was the senior articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Hon. R. Guy Cole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at U.C. Berkeley. Before joining the Faculty of Law, Albert was professor of law at  Northwestern University, during which he was a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University and a Russell Sage Visiting Scholar in New York City.

Albert examines labor markets within and outside the legal profession.  He has published in the Chicago, Stanford, and Virginia law reviews; and the Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, among others. He is a recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Prize for best article in Law and Economics and a member of the American Law Institute.

Beyond his academic career, Albert is co-founder of Blue J Legal, the company behind Tax Foresight and Employment Foresight: the next generation of legal research tools that harness the power of artificial intelligence to provide instant and comprehensive answers in complex areas of tax and employment law.


January 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm