Ben Rogers, BA 11
Before heading to the Supreme Court of Canada to clerk for Justice Michael Moldaver, Rogers will practise criminal defence and regulatory law with Henein Hutchison LLP in Toronto.
At both McGill’s Faculty of Law, where he graduated in December 2015, and while articling this past year at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Rogers found himself most interested in the criminal cases.
“I also relate it back to my experience fighting forest fires for the Ontario government during my summers at Concordia,” he says. “I got a taste for what it’s like to work for people who are facing very stressful, difficult times, and the satisfaction of being able to help them out.”
Rogers came to Concordia from his native Toronto to attend Concordia’s highly regarded Liberal Arts College. “Having read the primary literary, philosophical and political texts was invaluable when I decided to go law school,” he says.
It’s also where Rogers’s curiosity about legal and political ideas was ignited. “I was able to explore those ideas in small roundtable seminars where I could practise using dialogue and debate as a way of learning more about our society.”