Jean-François Hamel Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, French


Primary office:  Montréal


Areas of expertise:


Jean-François Hamel

Jean-François Hamel has been a law student in Gowling WLG's Montréal office since Februrary 2018. He holds a bachelor of laws from the Université de Montréal and will start articling with the firm in 2020.

After obtaining a bachelor of arts from the Université de Montréal in 2013, Jean-François pursued a master's degree in French language and literature at McGill University. He later worked as a lecturer in the Department of French Studies at the University of Toronto.

During his law studies, Jean-François played an active role in faculty student life, including acting as corporate secretary of the Business Law and Management Committee. In the spring of 2017, he co-founded the Tax Law Committee, for which he served as vise-chair of events until the following year.

Having a keen interest in business law, Jean-François will be on secondment to the legal affairs department of a major Canadien financial institution during his second summer at Gowling WLG.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Education
       2018
      Université de Montréal, LLB (ongoing)
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Entrance scholarship for excellence from the Université de Montréal Law Faculty
    • Education
       2016
      McGill University, MA (French Language and Literature)
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      French Language and Literature Research Award, McGill University
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Honourable mention from the Université de Montréal Arts and Science Faculty
    • Education
       2013
      Université de Montréal, BA

Insights & Resources