Yasir Samad

2017 / 2018 Articling Student | Toronto, Vaughan, Markham

416.597.6028

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Yasir returns to Miller Thomson as an articling student after summering with the firm in 2016. He received his JD from the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school, Yasir received an Honours B.A. in Legal Studies with minors in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Waterloo.

As an aspiring advocate, Yasir has participated in several competitive moots. He reached the semi-finals at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot and received honourable mentions for Best Oral Advocate and Best Factum Writer. Yasir also placed second at the University of Ottawa Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot. Yasir recently represented the University of Ottawa in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot.

In the summer following his first year of law school, Yasir assisted a National Hockey League (NHL) player agent. He conducted research and provided advice to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and NHL athletes regarding contract negotiations, endorsement deals and career decisions. Yasir also assisted with NHL arbitrations as a Miller Thomson summer student.

Yasir is a technology and design enthusiast. He has put his coding and graphic art skills to work while creating websites and developing mobile applications. Yasir also enjoys competitive video gaming and has participated in Major League Gaming (MLG) events. He is an avid hockey fan but can also be found attending plays, musicals and shows at the Stratford Festival Theatre.

Having grown up in Pakistan and California, Yasir is fluent in English, Hindi, and Urdu.

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