Matteya Wendling Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary office:  Hamilton

Matteya Wendling

Matteya Wendling is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office. She is currently enrolled in the juris doctor program at l’Université de Moncton.

During her 1L year, Matteya worked at a mid-sized law firm in the Niagara region, primarily assisting with civil litigation (including order enforcements), employment law and family law cases. She also serves as a research assistant at l’Université de Moncton, focusing on pedagogical approaches to legal education, particularly digital legal education. Fully bilingual, she was one of four mooters selected to represent her university in the Laskin Moot in February 2024. Matteya was designated as one of the top four mooters in her moot appeal class, which led to her participation in the Pierre Amand-Landry Moot, judged by the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Matteya volunteers as vice president of External Affairs in her student association and has contributed through the Pro Bono Students of Canada program. In 2023, she received the Richard Wagner Award for her outstanding work on a pro bono project with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Matteya is also completing her bachelor of education on a part-time basis at the University of Ottawa. Prior to attending law school, she worked full time as a long-term supply teacher and educational assistant.

Matteya has a particular interest in administrative law and litigation. She loves learning new things and, in her spare time, enjoys reading, playing hockey and spending time with her family.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2026

    • Education
      Université d’Ottawa, BEd (expected)
  • 2025

    • Education
      Université de Moncton, JD (expected)
  • 2022

    • Education
      Université d’Ottawa, BA spécialisé en lettres françaises