No seminars planned in near future
A crime is a crime. Or maybe not.
Goodbye, 2018 - We shall overcome
Marijuana and DUI in immigration process
Sam is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, Sam studied Peace and Conflict Studies at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto.
Sam is a member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Refugee Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Sam has experience in a wide variety of immigration matters, including applications involving inadmissibility matters, humanitarian and compassionate applications, pre-removal risk assessments, family sponsorship applications, temporary resident permits, and applications for work and study permits. Sam has extensive experience with applications for Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada, including applications involving constitutional challenges and motions for stays of removal. Sam has appeared before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board in various matters including refugee hearings, appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division, and detention reviews.
In 2015, Sam received the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Section Founders' Award, given to a young lawyer "for achieving professional excellence, providing leadership, and making a significant contribution to the Canadian citizenship & immigration community."
As a law student, Sam was awarded the Ting Sum Tang Memorial Prize (awarded to the student taking the highest place in Immigration Law) and the John Yaremko Award in Human Rights.
As an undergraduate student, Sam was the Co-Director of Compliance Studies of the G8 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs. In this capacity he attended the 2010 G8/G20 Summits in Toronto. Also as an undergraduate, Sam’s research on the Cold War-era legal disputes between the Soviet Union and the United States before the International Court of Justice was published in “The Future of History”.
Sam and his family moved to Italy when he was four years old, and they split their ten years there between a small town in Tuscany and mainland Venice. As a result, Sam enjoys cooking (and eating) Italian food and traveling. Sam is also an avid sports fan – especially U.S. college basketball, cycling and soccer (or football for our non-North American friends).
Sam is fluent in Italian.