Amanda Iarusso
  • Title: Articling Student
  • Office: Toronto
  • Status: A the Firm
  • Law School: University of Windsor & University of Detroit Mercy


Amanda recently graduated from the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy, receiving both a Canadian and American Juris Doctor. During her time in the Dual J.D. Program, Amanda experienced success in several mooting competitions, including: Champion and Second-Place Oralist of the Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot Competition (Toronto); Champion and Best Oralist of the Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Moot Competition (Michigan); and Regional Semi-finalist of the New York City Bar Association Moot Competition (Ohio). She also served as a Teaching Assistant for a first-year legal research and writing course, and spearheaded numerous other academic and cultural associations.

Prior to attending law school, Amanda obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.

During her time in the nation’s capital, Amanda worked on Parliament Hill in various capacities for the Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C. and Hon. Royal Galipeau, while serving as President of her Faculty’s student association and various other clubs.

Beyond the classroom and workplace, Amanda is a proud Rotarian leading several community and international humanitarian efforts.



McCarthy Tétrault and the people who work here live up to the firm’s top-notch reputation. From working extensively on a well-known commercial trial to an SCC appeal (just to name a few), I was provided with the steep learning curve and well-rounded exposure to the litigation practice that I was looking for. The level of collegiality and collaboration amongst partners, counsel, associates, and students alike is just one of many benefits that this summer program has to offer.

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