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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

  • Instructions to Spies: Are They Privileged?

    In brief, the decision by Justice Boswell of the Commercial List suggests that solicitor/client privilege has been narrowed, and litigation privilege has become easier to lose. For seven years, Catalyst Capital and West Face Capital have been at war. Their latest skirmish, over privilege, might change the way that lawyers interact with witnesses, investigators, and the media.

    William C. McDowell & Adil Abdulla | April 15, 2021

  • 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

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