Woods is very proud to introduce two promising new recruits who have accepted to pursue an articling position with us in the 2021 edition of the Course aux stages: Aymen Benbouzid and Hanife Masoomifar.
Both will start at Woods as summer students in the coming weeks and will join the firm as articling students in 2023. Although they’re just embarking on their legal careers, they have already demonstrated a passion for the law through their academic and extra-curricular activities.
Aymen Benbouzid is completing his third year of the combined B.C.L./J.D. program at McGill University's Faculty of Law (Dean's Honour List). During his first year of university, he worked at a Montreal tax law firm. He has shown a commitment to his community through his volunteer work Center for Research-Action on Race Relations, whose mission is to assist victims of discrimination in asserting their rights. Aymen is also an athlete, having played competitive basketball in high school and CEGEP.
Hanife Masoomifar is in his second year of the combined B.C.L./J.D. program at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He is the Media Editor for the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, a research assistant in international tax law, and a member of the executive of Compass Legal Clinic, which provides legal information to start-ups in the Montreal area. Before studying law, Hanife worked as a political staffer on Parliament Hill. Prior to his legal studies, he completed a double Master of Science in Innovation & International Trade Policy at Maastricht University/United Nations University-MERIT.