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Alumni Spotlight: Roberto Aburto

Posted By: Kathryn Marie Malkowski    Published: Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

The Michigan State University College of Law is a high profile institute that draws students from all over the country and world.  Its unique association with the University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Law is the element of MSU Law that drew in alum Roberto Aburto.  During his time at MSU, Aburto says classes with the late Professor Callen had the most impact on him.  Aburto stated that "Professor Callen was a legend in the areas of Civil Procedure and Evidence.  He was a tough and intimidating professor, but his dedication to his students became apparent after grinding through several weeks of his tutelage.  His dedication to his students was truly inspiring." 

When asked to share some advice with current MSU students, Aburto says to "Get involved! Michigan State University has a wide range of activities on campus, including athletics and campus clubs. My involvement with the Michigan State University Varsity Swimming and Diving program was fantastic!"  He also says to "Be bold in your career. There is a difficult job market right now. Taking chances and putting yourself out there can be very difficult, but it can also be very rewarding."

Aburto currently works as a lawyer in a private practice in Ottawa at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, which is one of Canada's largest law firms.  He practices civil litigation, with a focus on commercial and municipal litigation.  To learn more about Aburto and his work at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, visit his webpage at

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