Sharon Chernyak Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French, Russian

Primary office:  Toronto

Sharon Chernyak

Sharon Chernyak is a summer law student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. She is completing her JD at the University of Ottawa.

During law school, Sharon worked as a researcher at the Canadian Robotics and AI Ethical Design Lab and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, a tenant caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, and a policy analyst with the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance. Recently, she assisted in researching and drafting a chapter of The Law of Privacy in Canada textbook.

Prior to attending law school, Sharon received her bachelor of health science with distinction from McMaster University, where she advocated for health policy reform with the McMaster Autism Research Team.

Sharon will focus her summer in the firm's Intellectual Property Group.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (expected)
  • 2023

    • Rankings & Awards
      Nominated for the 2023 Greenspoon Granger Hill Award (nominated students have distinguished themselves through their enthusiasm and exceptional effort in their work at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, including client and community involvement)
  • 2022

    • Community
      University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, Caseworker (2022-2023)
  • 2021

    • Education
      McMaster University, BHSc (Hons.)
  • 2019

    • Community
      McMaster University, Women and Gender Equity Network, Peer Supporter (2019-2021)
  • 2018

    • Community
      Hamilton Public Libraries, ESL Tutor (2018-2021)