Kiyan Jamal is a member of the 2022-2023 Articling Student class at Cassels and previously summered with the firm. Kiyan received his JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. During law school, Kiyan worked with the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, a body devoted to advocacy, research, and education in constitutional rights in Canada. Kiyan also held a Research Assistant position at the Faculty of Law after his first year of study. During his final year, Kiyan competed in the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot, which historically focuses on an area of law in which issues of equity and diversity arise.
Prior to joining Cassels, Kiyan was a first-year summer law student at the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA), a leading NGO working to advance the right to adequate housing. Before law school, Kiyan graduated with Dean’s Honours from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. At McGill, Kiyan undertook a supervised research project on microfinance lending in developing countries.
In his spare time, Kiyan enjoys golfing, playing the guitar, and cheering for the Vancouver Canucks.