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Alec McIlwraith Toronto Student

Alec McIlwraith-Black

Articling Student Fasken
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
Alec McIlwraith-Black graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, where he ranked in the top 10% of the class in second and third year and received the Bishop Mackenzie Prize in Corporations Law. Prior to law school, Alec completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, where he was involved with both the Business Students’ Association and JDC West and competed in several national case competitions. At the Faculty of Law, Alec served as a Board Member, Editor, and Treasurer of the Alberta Law Review and as Co-President of the Law and Business Association. Alec founded and co-organized the Legal Innovation Conference in his first year in partnership with the office of the Dean, and led the organization of the conference for the remainder of his time in law school. Alec was the winner of both the Dean’s Cup and Brimacombe moots at the Faculty of Law, a top 10 oralist in the 2019 Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot, and a member of the winning team of the 2020 Gale Cup Moot. In third year, Alec was awarded the inaugural Mandy MacLeod Prize for contributions to mooting at the faculty and the David R Percy, QC award for excellence in student leadership. Alec also sang in the faculty’s Law Show for three years, acting as Singing Director for the 2020 show. In his third year, Alec also served as a Writing Fellow, teaching legal research and writing to first-year students. Outside of law school, Alec co-founded Western Aim Venture Capital, an initiative focused on the development of student entrepreneurship and venture capital in Alberta, and served as the chair of the Board of Advisors of the Alberta Student Consulting Group. Alec’s past experiences include leading a redesign of systems and processes for the start-up Right Legal Corp and working in information and business process roles for both the Government of Canada (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food) and Nutrien (formerly Agrium). Alec enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels and attending all kinds of live music, from classical to heavy metal.

Alec summered at the Firm in 2019 and was seconded to Fasken’s Vancouver office.



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