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Devyn Noonan

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Devyn* is a summer student at Lenczner Slaght. She studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she participates extensively in the school’s mooting program. Both in the courtroom and the classroom, Devyn has§ learned to navigate legal complexity, presenting intricate arguments as compelling narratives even when the pressure is high. As a Gale Cup finalist and a Cassels Brock Cup medalist, she has a lot to say about the value of a strong oral advocacy education. She is committed to the idea that the best way to learn is by doing, and constantly seeks new opportunities to push herself further and develop her skills. In addition to pursuing personal excellence in advocacy, she builds opportunities for her fellow students to do the same, both through coaching first-year and upper-year moot teams and serving as a member of the 2018-2019 Moot Court Committee. .

Expertise

  • Education:

    • University of Toronto (2019) JD Candidate
    • University of Toronto, Trinity College (2015) BA (English Literature)

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Devyn Noonan

is a summer student at Lenczner Slaght.

Devyn currently studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she has been awarded several prizes for academic and extracurricular achievement, including the Borden Ladner Gervais Award for Professional Excellence.

Devyn is deeply involved in the University of Toronto mooting community. She was recently a finalist in the 2018 Gale Cup Moot, where her team placed second in oral advocacy. Here, she had the opportunity to argue in front of Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, she coached a team of first year students competing in the 2018 Cassels Brock Cup Moot, where they secured a top prize for their advocacy skills. In her first year, Devyn competed in this competition, winning the Third Place Oralist prize.

Next year, Devyn will serve a member of the Moot Court Committee. With her colleagues, she will be responsible for administering the mooting program at the University of Toronto. She will also act as a co-Chief Justice of the 2018 annual Grand Moot, researching and develop a legal problem that will ultimately be argued in front of a panel of distinguished judges.

Outside of the mooting program, Devyn served as a junior editor on the University of Toronto Law Journal. She also volunteered with the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women through Pro Bono Students Canada, delivering Public Legal Education seminars on sexual assault and consent law throughout the Toronto community.

Before going to law school, Devyn worked as a consultant for a not-for-profit microfinance and international development firm. In this capacity, she performed field research on methods of energy consumption in Uttar Pradesh, India, and helped to organize industry leading “energy lending” conferences in New Delhi, New York City, and Washington, D.C. She also completed an academic fellowship as an English Literature student at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute, where she wrote a thesis on different forms of humour in the novels of Charles Dickens.

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