Kiyan Jamal was a member of the 2021 summer student class at Cassels and will return as an Articling Student in 2022. Kiyan is entering his third year in the J.D. program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. During his first year of law school, Kiyan was a student researcher for the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, a body devoted to advocacy, research and education in constitutional rights in Canada. Kiyan returned as a student leader at the Centre in his second year. Kiyan also held a Research Assistant position at the Faculty of Law after his first year of study.
Prior to joining Cassels, Kiyan was a 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.