Paulina Bogdanova received a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017, where she won the Gurston Allen Prize for Conflict of Laws. She holds a BA (hons.) with High Distinction in international relations and English literature from Trinity College at the University of Toronto. At the University of Toronto, Paulina was a Weston Loran Scholar, and was elected head of Trinity College.
Paulina was actively involved in the Osgoode community. She was the Vice-Chair of Osgoode Hall’s Orientation Week, a student mentor, and participated in the Test Case Litigation Clinic. Paulina has represented Osgoode in several competitive moots, including the Wilson Moot 2017 where her team won the third place factum award, the Gale Cup 2016, the Cassels Brock Cup 2015 where she won the Top Respondent team award, and the Dentons Negotiations Competition 2015 where she was a finalist.
Prior to coming to law school, Paulina interned in the compliance department of a Bay street investment management firm. Paulina loves to travel, and has worked as an intern at the European Parliament in Brussels, and as a journalism intern at Today’s Zaman in Istanbul, Turkey.
Outside of work and school, Paulina enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing tennis and volleyball, and baking.
During my summer at McCarthy’s I was impressed with the firm’s collaborative work environment and with the caliber of work that I was offered. My work in litigation ranged from helping draft a factum, to interviewing witnesses in preparation for a hearing, to delving into novel and difficult research. One of my most rewarding experiences was to research and write a series of memos on complex legal questions for a medical malpractice file. My memos formed the foundation of subsequent motions. The senior partner and associate on the file regularly asked for my input throughout the process. I felt that we were a team and that I was adding real value.