Saqib Mahmood is an Articling Student in Fasken's Toronto office.
Saqib is a graduate of the joint JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management, with Distinction. Saqib was awarded the Gerald W. Schwartz Silver Medal for the second highest cumulative average over four years in the combined program. Saqib previously earned a Masters in Socio-Legal Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honors Degree in Criminology from York University. Saqib has completed internships with Sierra Leone’s Justice Sector Coordination Office, and with the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights where he worked on issues in the Asia-Pacific region such as the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. He has also previously worked with the United Nations’ International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) on the Syrian crisis, at the South African Labor Society, and with PEN America’s Free Expression Program in New York City. During law school Saqib was a student ambassador, member of the student council, served as the President of the Muslim Law Students’ Association, and was a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Besides his interest in corporate law, business, international law, and human rights, Saqib has performed as a professional magician with his twin brother. Saqib is heavily involved in mentoring young students aspiring to go to law school and plays an active role in his cultural community. He loves to read, travel, and try new cuisine.
Saqib summered at the firm in 2021 and participated in the student secondment program with a firm client.