Ponle Ojemakinde is thrilled to join Ackah Business Immigration Law as an articling student.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with First-class Honours in Law and Society from the University of Calgary, Ponle continued her education at Osgoode Hall Law School with a keen interest in Business Immigration Law. While at Osgoode, she participated in the Immigration and Refugee Intensive and volunteered as a student caseworker with the Community Legal Service Programme.
Ponle completed an internship at a leading boutique Immigration and Refugee firm in Toronto, Ontario, where she acquired experience working with a diverse clientele. She also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, Osgoode Chapter as a Project Coordinator for the Immigration and Refugee program, working to ensure access to justice in the face of Ontario’s legal aid cuts. Keen to serve her community, Ponle returned to Calgary every summer after school ended to work as a summer student. During these summer positions, Ponle demonstrated her ability to advocate and provide solutions to those facing immigration challenges.
Before and during law school, Ponle’s research efforts have focused on the intersections of Immigration Law and other areas of law, and she looks forward to learning more during her articling year with Ackah Business Immigration Law.
Outside of the office, Ponle can be found cooking, trying new foods, and watching various sports (soccer, basketball, and hockey.
Ponle is conversant is Yoruba.