Shakila Salem is an Articling Student in Fasken's Toronto office.
Shakila graduated from Western University, Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts specializing in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, where she was on the Dean’s Honour List and graduated with High Distinction. During her undergraduate and law degree programs, Shakila worked at the Regional Municipality of York as a Court Administration Clerk, where she processed incoming provincial offences charges for the Ontario Court of Justice. Shakila was actively involved in her student community at Western Law. She served as a Staff Editor for the Western Journal of Legal Studies, where she reviewed and edited legal research papers for submission. She was also Vice-President of the Labour and Employment Law Society and Co-Chair of Western Law’s First-Generation Network, where she was responsible for implementing and promoting events for first-generation law students. During her second year of law school, Shakila was a Research Assistant on an international human rights project in collaboration with UN Women. Her work involved conducting a gender-sensitive analysis of UN Commission of Inquiry reports. Shakila is fluent in Farsi. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, running, and playing with her dog.
Shakila summered at the firm in 2021 and was seconded to The Kraft Heinz Company.