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Devyn Noonan

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Devyn* is an articling 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
    • University of Toronto, Trinity College (2015) BA (English Literature)

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Devyn Noonan

is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght.

Devyn studied at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was deeply involved in the school’s mooting community, graduating with the Stephanie Fleur Couzin Medal for Mooting.

In 2018, Devyn participated in the Gale Cup Moot, where she was a finalist.  Her team placed second in oral advocacy. In 2017, she participated in the Cassels Brock Cup Moot and won the Third Place Oralist prize.

In her final year of law school, Devyn served as a member of the University of Toronto’s Moot Court Committee. With her colleagues, she was responsible for administering the school’s mooting program. As a member of the MCC, she acted as a co-Chief Justice of the Grand Moot, developing a moot problem that was ultimately argued in front of a panel of distinguished judges. She also co-implemented the inaugural Hamish Stewart Cup Moot, designed to provide first year University of Toronto law students with more opportunities to hone their oral advocacy skills. Top Toronto counsel judged the exhibition rounds, giving extensive feedback and coaching to the participating students.

Devyn was also extensively involved in moot coaching during her time in school. In 2019, she coached a team of four students in the Gale Cup. They won top prizes in both oral and written advocacy. In 2018, she coached a team of first year students competing in the Cassels Brock Cup Moot that won a team speaking award.

Before going to law school, Devyn worked as a consultant for a not-for-profit microfinance and international development firm. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity College in the University of Toronto, where she won the Chancellor’s Silver Medal for holding the second cumulative highest average among Arts students.

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