Alex Lam received his Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
During law school, Alex was involved with the Pro Bono Students’ Canada chapter at Osgoode where he worked under the guidance of corporate lawyers at a national Bay Street firm on individual income tax dispute matters. In that role, he gained experience in the areas of taxation law, family law, and the civil litigation process. It also allowed him to work closely with Crown counsel at the Department of Justice to reach settlement agreements and gain experience in drafting and client interviewing.
Alex served as an editor of the law school’s Journal of Law and Social Policy and volunteered as an intake caseworker in the law school’s Community Legal Aid and Services Programme clinic (Criminal Law division) to assist low income residents in the Toronto region charged with summary offences.
In his final semester of law school, Alex participated in the Criminal Law Intensive program where he was placed at a busy criminal defence firm in downtown Toronto. There, he performed legal research to assist the firm’s trial and appellate practice and took part in the preparation of jury trials and preliminary hearings.