Alexei Paish Articling Student

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Alexei Paish

Alexei Paish is an articled student in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. Alexei first joined the firm as a summer law student in 2017.

Alexei recently earned his juris doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. During his time in law school, Alexei received numerous awards and course prizes, worked as a research assistant for Nikos Harris and David Duff, participated in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, and served as a vice-president of the UBC Intellectual Property Club and the UBC Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. During his studies, Alexei both worked and volunteered as the Director of Finance for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, where he successfully defended clients in the British Columbia Provincial Court.

Prior to law school, Alexei received his Bachelor of Music (Percussion Performance) from the University of Victoria and worked as a freelance musician for many symphony orchestras in British Columbia. Alexei has also worked in the accounting area of the marine tourism, hotel, and restaurant industries.

Alexei currently serves on the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association Animal Law Section (BC Branch) and as a Director of the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Education
      University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law, JD
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Honourable R L Maitland Memorial Scholarship [Student who attains the highest standing in the second year of law]
    • Rankings & Awards
      Bereskin & Parr LLP Prize in Industrial and Intellectual Property [Course Prize for Intellectual Property]
    • Rankings & Awards
      Thorsteinssons Prize in Taxation II [Course Prize for Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders]
    • Rankings & Awards
      Superior Courts Judges’ Scholarship [Provided for Academic Excellence]
    • Rankings & Awards
      The Honourable Lance Finch Scholarship in Law [Provided for Academic Excellence]
    • Rankings & Awards
      The Christopher Walker Memorial Award in Law [Provided for academic excellence, leadership, and integrity]
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      McCarthy Tetrault Scholarship [Provided for Academic Excellence]
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Victoria, B.Mus.
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific Scholarship in Music Performance [Excellence in Music Performance]
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      Murray Adaskin Prize in Music Composition [Outstanding Achievements in Music Composition]


  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association