Alessia Monastero is a lawyer, admitted to the bar of Ontario in June 2020. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (2019) and the Schulich School of Business (2016).
Throughout her legal studies, Alessia focused on developing innovative and creative solutions to pressing commercial, technology and intellectual property law issues. Having grown up in an environment surrounded by art, Alessia remains curious about the ways in which the Canadian legal framework compliments the needs of creators and entrepreneurs in Canada's creative and cultural sectors.
Many of her interests throughout law school stemmed from her studies during undergrad. Having obtained a BBA specializing in social and digital media marketing, Alessia continues to explore the ways in which technology interacts with copyright, internet governance, branding, and privacy law. A prominent theme underlying her legal studies has been discovering the ways that emerging and disruptive technologies impact the works of entrepreneurs and creators.
In November 2018, Alessia created the online platform, Rumble Magazine. Understanding the processes that drive the creativity of innovators and artists, Alessia strives be a significant voice in the discussion surrounding how to best support and grow Canada’s artistic and cultural sector. More than this, Alessia aims to give entrepreneurs the opportunity and platform to do this themselves.
Alessia often participates in and speaks at various academic and mentorship events. Past events have included:
Startup Fashion Week's Business of Fashion Conference (October 2020)
Rumble Magazine's Entrepreneurship Workshop and Networking Event (January 2019)
Advocates of Tomorrow's Annual Conference (December 2018)
Moderating Osgoode's Fashion Law Society's "Legal Issues in Fashion, Branding, and Technology" Academic Panel (October 2018)
Moderating Osgoode's Fashion Law Society's "Introduction to IP Law in the Creative Industries" Academic Panel (November 2017)
Schulich's Business Law Association's Networking Panel (October 2017)
Unprecedentedly Chic's Law School Application and Preparation Event (September 2017)
Toronto's 2017 Accessibility Innovation Showcase on behalf of IP Osgoode (September 2017)
Alessia continues to find ways to give back to the community through merging her philanthropic interests with her passion for fashion and design. As founder and former president of Osgoode's Fashion Law Society, Alessia plans yearly fashion shows in support of titled charities such as Justice for Children and Youth and the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund.
Alessia currently sits on the Canadian Bar Association's Copyright Policy Committee, acts as Newsletter Editor for the Ontario Bar Association's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section, and conducts policy research for the Fashion Design Council of Canada.