Adam Maunsell Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Toronto

Adam Maunsell

Adam Maunsell is a summer law student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. He is completing his JD at Western University.

With one year of law school remaining, Adam is the acting student director for the Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic (WIPILC). His work ensures that students receive practical experience in intellectual property law, while clients are provided pro bono aid for their intangible asset concerns.

Outside of his role at the clinic, Adam was a teaching assistant for a first-year contract law course and the captain of the law school’s co-ed beach volleyball team.

Prior to attending law school, Adam obtained a BEng (co-op) in engineering physics at McMaster University. His extracurricular time was devoted to the McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team, which launched their satellite into space in 2023. Specifically, Adam’s studies focused on nuclear engineering. He performed research at the university and worked at both Bruce Power and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. He has experience working with robotics, simulations and machine learning.

Adam will focus his summer term in the firm's Intellectual Property Group.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2025

    • Education
      Western University, JD (expected)
  • 2023

    • Community
      Western University, Student Director of the Western Intellectual Property & Innovation Legal Clinic (WIPILC) (2023 – Present)
  • 2022

    • Rankings & Awards
      Western University Faculty of Law, Dean of Law Scholarship Recipient
    • Education
      McMaster University, BEng (Co-op), Engineering Physics
    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, graduated summa cum laude
  • 2021

    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, Provost’s Honour List
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, NSERC Undergraduate Research Award
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, Professor David Thompson Scholarship
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, Dean’s Honour Roll (2017 – 2022)
    • Rankings & Awards
      McMaster University, Engineering Dean’s Excellence Entrance Award