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James* is a summer student at Lenczner Slaght. He is completing his JD at Western Law where he has crafted versatile advocacy skills – as a Top Oralist and a National Champion at the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and as Western’s Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada. James masters§ communication, having learned how to convey a clear message while earning his Master’s in Teaching at the University of Toronto. He leverages these skills with judges, lawyers, community leaders, and clients to achieve the objective. James directs the conversation – whether it’s around access to justice or international health law – by understanding people and their perspectives. .


  • Education:
    • University of Western Ontario (2022 Candidate) JD
    • University of Toronto (2019) Master of Teaching
    • York University (2017) BSc


James W. Hutchinson

is a summer student at Lenczner Slaght.

James is currently completing his JD at the University of Western Ontario. He is the incoming Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies having previously served as a Managing Editor and Staff Editor. Throughout law school, James has been dedicated to advancing his advocacy skills through mooting. He was a top oralist in the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Competition and his team earned the Canadian National Championship, going on to rank 11th in the world in the advanced international rounds. James has also earned first place in the Stikeman Elliott Law Games Canada Moot, and placed as a finalist in the Lerners Cup and the Cherniak Cup.

After his first year of law school, James started as the Full-Time Coordinator for Western Law’s Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, where he adapted the program to support the London-Middlesex community during the outbreak of COVID-19. James also took several courses in international and comparative law with Duke Law School and Leiden Law School to broaden his legal perspective.

Prior to attending law school, James received his Master of Teaching and taught for the Thames Valley District School Board as an Ontario Certified Teacher. James has also worked as an educational research consultant on Rowan’s Law and concussion prevention.

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