christopher ciafro

Christopher Ciafro

Student

Phone 438-868-0440

Biography

Christopher Ciafro enrolled in law school with the sole purpose of one day working in immigration and refugee law. His passion for the field was born of growing up in a family of immigrants, many of whom were refugees themselves. Around the dinner table, English, French, Arabic, and Italian were all spoken equally.

A Montréal native, Christopher attended McGill University for both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Civil Law. Christopher also studied overseas at SciencesPo Paris and the University of Turin. He expects to be called to the bar in 2024.

In law school, Christopher trained to approach the judicial system from a social work perspective. He learned the basics of immigration law while working at the Refugee Centre legal clinic. He also summered as a legal advisor at Project Genesis, an anti-poverty non-profit based in Montreal.

Christopher is familiar with the internal structures and bureaucracies of many government organizations from his time interning at Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, and the Prime Minister’s Office.

In his free time, Christopher is an avid home cook, amateur pianist, aspiring journalist, and fledgling film photographer. He speaks English and French and studies Arabic and Italian.