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David
Hakim

Articling Student

Toronto

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. +1 416-601-7805

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Law School

University of Western Ontario

David received his J.D. with Distinction from Western Law. He also completed his M.A. and B.A. (Honours) in philosophy at Western University.

David enjoyed legal research and competitive advocacy throughout law school. He served as Co-Chair of Western’s Advocacy Committee, won First Place Team in the Legate & Associates Medical Malpractice Moot, won the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize and represented Western Law in the Gale Cup Moot.

David has a keen interest in issues related to Canada’s criminal justice system, particularly as it applies to its Indigenous population. He worked as an intern for the Ministry of the Attorney General to facilitate restorative justice initiatives in Kenora, Ontario and its surrounding First Nation communities. He also worked as a volunteer Gladue report writer at the N’Amerind Friendship Centre in London, Ontario.

David enjoys playing chess, cooking and canoe trips in Northern Ontario. He tries to maintain his love for academic philosophy and has published an article on Immanuel Kant’s ethics through Cambridge University Press. Following his articling term, David will begin a clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.