Kiana Blake

Kiana Blake

Summer Student

Contact Information

kblake@osler.com

tel: 416.646.3295

Office

Toronto

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - York University, Juris Doctor (2022)
  • York University, Criminology and Human Rights & Equity Studies (Summa Cum Laude, 2018)

Language(s)

English

Kiana will be entering her third year of the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School in the fall. Prior to law school, she obtained an Honours Bachelors with a Double Major in Criminology and Human Rights & Equity Studies at York University. She graduated at the top of her class with the Governor General Silver Medal and was her class valedictorian in 2018.

During her time in law school, Kiana worked as a summer student with the Law Commission of Ontario, where she explored the cross jurisdictional and constitutional issues relating to artificial intelligence and the law. She also participated in Osgoode’s Mediation Clinical Program where she provided mediation services and was involved in several community initiatives such as Law in Action within Schools. She is the current Director of Communications for Osgoode’s Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Osgoode Women’s Network (OWN).

While at Osler, Kiana will be working with the Corporate and Litigation groups.

  • Murray G. Ross Award (2018)
  • Governor General Silver Medallist (2018)
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Award and Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award (2018)
  • Dean’s List (2014 - 2018)

  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada (2019 - 2020)

  • Community Mediator, Osgoode Mediation Clinic (2020 - 2021)

  • Co-Founder, People 4 People (2020 - Present)

  • Caseworker, Innocence Project (2021 - Present)

  • AI Case Study: Probabilistic Genotyping DNA Tools in Canadian Criminal Courts, Law Commission of Ontario (Toronto: June 2021).

  • The Effectiveness of Community Mediation - Narrowing the Literature Gap with Research, Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal (Fall 2021), 30:2 at p. 28.

  • Feminism: A Money Making Business, Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, York University, 2018.