Michael Piaseczny Articling Student

Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Michael Piaseczny

Michael Piaseczny is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office. He is equally splitting his articles between advocacy and business law.

Michael completed his JD (cum laude) at the University of Ottawa. During pursuit of his degree, Michael was a senior board member of the Ottawa Law Review and co-editor-in-chief of Inter Alia, the Faculty of Common Law Student Magazine. Michael also served as a research assistant, specializing in health law and policy, with a particular focus on COVID-19 policy responses. In summer 2020, Michael was awarded a student scholar fellowship at the Law Commission of Ontario.

Prior to law school, Michael completed an honours bachelor of arts in political science, master of applied politics and master of political management. During the fulfilment of his second master's degree, Michael worked as a policy analyst at the Hotel Association of Canada, focusing in government and public affairs.

Michael is a born and raised resident of Waterloo, having spent many years representing the city in competitive baseball and hockey.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD, Common Law (expected)
  • 2019

    • Education
      Carleton University, Master of Political Management
  • 2018

    • Education
      Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Applied of Politics
  • 2017

    • Education
      Wilfrid Laurier University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours Political Science)

Giovanni Guiga & Michael Piaseczny, "Child access during COVID-19's first wave in Ribeiro v. Wright: Expansion and restriction," The Lawyer's Daily, Dec. 22, 2020.

Michael Piaseczny & Giovanni Guiga, "Why It's Unlikely that a Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Amy Coney Barrett Scenario Will Happen in Canada," online (blog): Ottawa Law Review, Oct.26, 2020.

Michael Piaseczny, "Would a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Withstand Charter Scrutiny?", Inter Alia, uOttawa Common Law Student Magazine, May 7, 2020.

Michael Piaseczny, "The determinants of differing legislative responses in similar states: A Nordic Case Study," Mapping Politics, Vol. 9, 2018.