Adil Abdulla


Adil* is an articling student with credentials in law, economics, and technology, and experience with complex class actions. As an editor of six legal journals, he often refines§ writing until it is as powerful as it can possibly be. Through this and more than a decade of moots, debates, and public speaking, he learned how to build intricate arguments with an eye to the predilections of different audiences. He is excited to continue improving his advocacy skills at Lenczner Slaght. .


  • Education:

    • University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2020) JD
    • University of Toronto (2020) MA (Economics)
    • University of Toronto (2016) Honours BA (International Relations and Economics)


Adil Abdulla

is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght.

Adil holds a BA and JD/MA (Economics) from the University of Toronto and certificates in trade law (World Trade Institute), securities (Canadian Securities Institute), cybersecurity (CompTIA), data analytics (Cornell), and automation (LSE).

While at school, Adil researched cryptocurrencies and financial crimes for Professor Anita Anand. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, Senior Editor of the Critical Analysis of Law Journal, and Associate Editor of the Indigenous Law Journal and the Journal of Law and Equity. He is currently the Managing Editor of Codify’s Ontario Corporate / Commercial Law Report and Cannabis Law Report.

Adil honed his oral advocacy at the World University Debating Championships, and more recently in the Davies Corporate / Securities Moot where his team won the moot and Adil was named Top Oralist. Adil will also draw on written advocacy skills developed in Ottawa, where he wrote and edited pleadings and factums for complex class action litigation, and in Charlottesville, where he wrote and edited factums sent to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Adil is fluent in French, fluent in reading and writing in Spanish, and has a working proficiency in JavaScript, Python, VBA, and R.

  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association

  • Demand Inclusion - Vice Chair

  • Ontario Bar Association - Student Member-at-Large of the Civil Litigation, Class Actions, and Information Technology and Intellectual Property Sections; Articling Student Ambassador of the Students Section

  • South Asian Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society

  • Dangers of Believing Your Own SOP Story

    In the Ultra Vires, an independent student newspaper of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Adil Abdulla publishes an article titled Dangers of Believing Your Own SOP Story. In this article, he takes a critical look at the LSO's Statement of Principles. 

    Adil Abdulla | April 16, 2019

  • The Battle Over TikTok

    Adil Abdulla's article The Battle Over TikTok was published by the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

    Adil Abdulla | September 22, 2020

  • The Circumstances of Change

    Adil Abdulla’s article The Circumstances of Change: The Circumstances of Change: Understanding the Bedford / Carter Exceptions to Vertical Stare Decisis appeared in Volume 78 of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Adil Abdulla | March 10, 2020

  • Correcting Corrections

    Adil Abdulla’s article Correcting Corrections: Resolving Confusion Over the Public Correction Requirement in the Ontario Securities Act appeared in Volume 62 of the Canadian Business Law Journal. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Adil Abdulla | January 1, 2019

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