Ben returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an Articling Student after completing his J.D. at Queen’s University. Throughout his studies, he was an active member of the Queen’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Queen’s Law hockey team. Ben also volunteered with the Queen’s Law Cabaret for a Cure and founded the Queen’s Law Rollerblade Club. Following his first year of law school, Ben participated in an exchange program at the Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, England, where he obtained a certificate in International Business Law. During his second year of law school, Ben was selected to compete in the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada. In his third year, Ben organized and ran the 2016 edition of the Queen’s Law Cup, a hockey tournament featuring teams from each Ontario law school.
Prior to attending law school, Ben obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Williams College. After graduating from Williams, Ben spent a year playing minor professional hockey in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Ontario, J.D., 2016
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, B.A., 2012
Jamila returns as an Articling Student after completing her J.D. at the University of Ottawa, where she graduated Cum Laude. Throughout law school, she co-chaired the Employment and Labour Law Student Society, was an Assistant Editor of the Ottawa Law Review, competed in the Richard Weiler Mediation Competition, and was a member of the Music, Entertainment, and Sports Law Society. Jamila also held a teaching assistant position for the Dispute Resolution Practicum and worked as a research assistant, where she was partnered with Duty Counsel at Ottawa’s Landlord and Tenant Board. Jamila developed a strong passion for advocacy when she volunteered for ACORN Canada, where she was responsible for overseeing a diverse range of files.
Prior to attending law school, Jamila graduated on the Dean’s Honour List with distinction from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies. As an undergraduate student, she co-chaired her faculty Student Council, sat on her Curriculum Subcommittee, and volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, J.D., 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 2013
Matt returns as an Articling Student after obtaining his Juris Doctor from
the University of Western Ontario. While at Western, Matt was involved as a caseworker with the Sport Solution Clinic where he provided guidance and advice to members of Canada’s National Sports Teams on a number of legal issues, including compensation and disciplinary issues.
Prior to joining Mathews Dinsdale, Matt spent five years working at the National Hockey League Players’ Association (“NHLPA”) where he managed various marketing and sponsorship programs. Specifically, Matt led the NHLPA’s efforts in the planning and implementation of a number of Canadian-based sponsorship properties, including Kraft Hockeyville and the Allstate All-Canadians program. Matt also played a key role in several joint NHL/NHLPA international ventures, including the NHL European Premiere Games, the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, and the World Cup of Hockey.
While still at the NHLPA in 2012-13, Matt became immersed in certain aspects of the collective bargaining process eventually leading to his decision to attend law school the following year. Matt later returned to the NHLPA after his first year of law school where he was tasked with preparing briefs and providing legal analysis as part of the National Hockey League’s salary arbitration process.
Prior to his work with the NHLPA, Matt completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University where he was a 4-year letter winner for the Varsity Hockey Team. Upon graduating, Matt played one season of professional hockey for the Edinburgh Capitals of the UK’s Elite Ice Hockey League. He later worked as an analyst with the Edinburgh-based, Sainsbury’s Bank.
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, J.D., 2016
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, B.A. Economics, 2006
Hilary returns to Mathews Dinsdale as an articling student after completing her J.D. at the University of Toronto. While in law school, Hilary volunteered at several community legal clinics, including Downtown Legal Services and Advocates for Injured Workers. She was also active in the University of Toronto Law’s mooting program as both a competitor and coach. In 2015, Hilary competed in the Mathews Dinsdale & Clark National Labour Arbitration Competition, where she and her teammate placed first.
Prior to law school, Hilary completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto in History and Ethics, Society & Law, graduating with high distinction. During her undergraduate degree, Hilary volunteered as a community mentor with Humanities for Humanity, a program bringing together members of the Toronto community who had experienced barriers to education with undergraduate students for the study and discussion of classic literary works. Hilary was awarded the Professor William and Dr. John Kingston Scholarship and a Regents In-Course Scholarship for her academic achievements while at the University of Toronto.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, J.D., 2016
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 2013