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MacNeal Darnley Ottawa Student

MacNeal Darnley

Articling Student Fasken
Language(s) English
Office(s) Ottawa
MacNeal Darnley graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree. He is the recipient of several law school awards, including the Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Torts. Prior to law school, he attained an Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Toronto, double majoring in Canadian Studies, and Ethics Society and Law. 

MacNeal’s previous work experience includes teaching sailing to youth at a sea cadet camp, working as a student at a small litigation firm, and working as a judicial extern to an appellate judge at the Michigan Court of Appeals. At the Michigan Court of Appeals, he was responsible for reviewing parties’ written submissions and conducting independent research on jurisprudence. MacNeal drafted one of the court’s judicial decisions which dealt with a search and seizure violation under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the parallel provision in the Michigan Constitution. MacNeal has volunteered as a Project Lead for Pro Bono Students Canada, as a Volunteer Editor for the Queen’s Law Journal, and as a Food Bank Volunteer at The Downtown Mission of Windsor. He has also served in numerous leadership positions with the Law Students’ Society at Queen’s. 

In his spare time, MacNeal enjoys teaching sailing, maintaining his Ford Mustang, and spending time with his family.

MacNeal summered at the firm in 2019.

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  • JD Queen's University
  • HBA University of Toronto