Cole Halbert is pursuing his Juris Doctor degree at Western University, where he has been the recipient of honours including the Beryl E. Theobald Scholarship. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Markets & Management Studies from Duke University in the United States, where he graduated magna cum laude and received numerous awards for his academic performance. He is also an alumnus of the Business Bridge program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. At Western Law, Cole is an active member of the student community. In addition to serving as the Chair of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute’s Student Committee, he helps lead organizations like the Business Law Society and International Law Association. He is a peer mentor, orientation week leader, and volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada. In the summer following his first year of law school, Cole worked as a Research Assistant on various projects in the area of tort law. He previously spent several summers at a mid-sized real estate development company and, among other professional experiences, has worked on a consulting project for a large international beer conglomerate. In his spare time, Cole is an avid traveller; he has visited over forty countries and has lived, studied, or worked in cities around the world, including Geneva and Copenhagen. When he is not watching Duke basketball, Cole enjoys playing tennis, skiing, snowboarding, and listening to TED Talks. He speaks French and Spanish.
Cole will be participating in the Firm’s Secondment Program and will be seconded to the Canadian Olympic Committee.