Osgoode Hall Law School hands out Gold Key Awards

Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Patrick Monahan presented the 2005 Gold Key Awards to 10 members of the Class of 2005 on March 28 at a special farewell lunch for graduating LLB students. Monahan also unveiled a new “master” plaque for the law school that will bear the names of all Dean’s Gold Key Award recipients, starting with last year’s winners and continuing with winners from this year and future years.

Left: From left; Nancy Claridge, Richard Appiah, Antonio Di Domenico, Timothy Fitzsimmons, Graham Phoenix, Dean Patrick Monahan, Bobby Wang and Tina (Christine) Lee. Missing from the photograph are Winnie Luk, David Rosner and Jordan Zed.

In 2004, Monahan re-instituted the practice of presenting awards to up to 10 members of the graduating class in recognition of exceptional leadership, commitment and enthusiasm through their participation in various activities of the law school and York University.

This year’s recipients are: Richard Appiah, Nancy Claridge, Antonio Di Domenico, Timothy Fitzsimmons, Tina (Christine) Lee, Winnie Luk, Graham Phoenix, David Rosner, Bobby Wang and Jordan Zed. 

Richard Appiah served as the president of the Legal and Literary Society at Osgoode Hall Law School. He sits on the Student Caucus of Faculty Council, Osgoode’s Academic Policy Committee, Osgoode Alumni Board and Canadian Law Students’ Federation.

Nancy Claridge spent three years at the Obiter Dicta student newspaper, including the last two years as editor-in-chief, and also worked on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. She spent one year with the Innocence Project, which investigates cases of suspected wrongful conviction.

Antonio Di Domenico served three years on Student Caucus, most recently as caucus Chair and third-year representative. He was a member of the York University Senate and currently sits on the York University Board of Governors (July ’01-June’05).

Timothy Fitzsimmons was an integral part of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and served as the managing editor of Obiter Dicta during his time at Osgoode.

Tina (Christine) Lee founded the Korean Law Students’ Association, and served on the Tenure and Promotions Committee of the law school. Lee was also the vice-president of the Business Law Society at Osgoode. She choreographed and performed in the annual musical performance, Mock Trial.

Winnie Luk served as Osgoode’s Pro Bono Students Canada coordinator, and formed a student-led working committee between Osgoode and the Schulich School of Business to help address LLB and MBA administrative problems.

Graham Phoenix was the second-year (2003-2004) and third-year representative for the Legal & Literary Society executive. He also organized clothing drives, planned the Dean’s Formal and co-produced the annual musical Mock Trial in 2004 and 2005.

David Rosner, the Dean’s Fellow for Civil Procedure, worked as an associate editor of Obiter Dicta.

Bobby Wang served with Osgoode’s Pro Bono Students Canada and was an Osgoode Student Ambassador helping to promote the law school to prospective students.

Jordan Zed was instrumental in revitalizing the Osgoode International Law Society, making it one of the most active organizations at Osgoode this year. Zed served as a division leader in the Immigration Division at the Community and Legal Aid Services Program.