Rachel Allen

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Rachel is an articling student at Polley Faith. She was previously a summer student at the firm.

While in law school, Rachel was a Senior Editor of the Law Review journal and a member of the Moot Court Committee. In her first-year summer, Rachel worked for professors at the University of Toronto law faculty as a Casebook Research Assistant. She researched a variety of areas of law, including contract law, immigration law, and tort law. She competed in the Callaghan Moot, where she and her partner were awarded Top Appellant Factum. Rachel volunteered for the International Human Rights Program and for Pro Bono Students Canada. She also served as co-leader for the Women’s Human Rights Resources research group. Rachel completed an externship for Aboriginal Legal Services.

Rachel anticipates being called to the Ontario bar in 2023.

Bianca Braganza

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Before joining Polley Faith as an articling student, Bianca was a summer student at the firm. She graduated from the transsystemic law program at McGill University, where she obtained a dual degree in Common Law (JD) and Civil Law (BCL). While in law school, Bianca worked as a research assistant in the areas of tax law, criminal law, and administrative law. She was a Senior Editor for the McGill Journal of Law and Health and volunteered for the Clinique Juridique de Saint-Michel, a legal clinic in Montreal specializing in racial profiling. Bianca was also a Pro Bono Students Canada volunteer at the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations. She served as the Co-President of the Women of Color Collective and was the Program Coordinator for Law Education Connection (LEX), the Faculty of Law’s youth outreach program.

Prior to law school, Bianca completed an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from Western University (Top 5%). She then completed a joint Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster University and Maastricht University, where she received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. During her studies, Bianca worked for municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. 

Bianca serves as a Board Member for the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She is currently Co-Chair of the Student and New Call Events Committee with the Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators (GROWL). She is also an organizing committee member for PRISME, Canada’s annual LGBTQ2S+ Law Conference. 

Bianca anticipates being called to the Ontario Bar in 2023.

Annecy Pang

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Annecy is an articling student at Polley Faith and previously summered with the firm. She also spent a summer examining the impact of social media networks on disinformation and freedom of expression. While in law school, Annecy was actively involved in the school community and received the Students’ Law Society Upper Year Mentorship Award in 2021 for her dedication. She led a student working group on facial recognition technology at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Faculty’s student newspaper.

Annecy is passionate about equity and inclusion. She was the Co-President of University of Toronto’s Asia Law Society, is a current Student Director at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) – Ontario chapter, and is Co-Chair of the Student and New Call Committee at the Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators (GROWL). She received FACL Ontario’s Omatsu scholarship award in 2021 for her volunteer work.

Annecy obtained her JD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) at McMaster University, graduating with distinction.

Annecy anticipates being called to the Ontario bar in 2023.