Phedely Ariste Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary phone: +1 613-233-1781 Ext 57011

Fax: +1 613-563-9869


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Primary office:  Ottawa

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Phedely Ariste

Phedely Ariste is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. 

He is currently completing his degree in the dual JD/Political Science program at the University of Ottawa.

Throughout his studies, Phedely has held the following positions, including working as an intern for the Projects Abroad, Law & Human Rights Office, a full-service community legal clinic in Cape Town, South Africa (Summer 2017); senior editor with the Ottawa Law Review; Tteaching assistant in constitutional law (2017-2018); research assistant in the areas of contract law and tort law; research assistant to Professor Yves Le Bouthillier in the areas of public law, immigration law and refugee law; and legal intern for the Independent Senators Group (ISG) where he drafted legislative briefing notes for senators as part of the ISG, and performed strategic review of various bills and reports tabled before parliament.

In 2018, he competed in the 2018 Charles Rousseau Moot in Public International Law in France, where the moot team won the 2nd Best Memorial prize.

While in law school, Phedely is actively involved in student mentorship programs. He has also volunteered with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to raise funds for children suffering from serious illness.

In his spare time, he enjoys keeping active by running, and playing soccer and basketball.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Education
      Dean’s Honour List
    • Rankings & Awards
      Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility course prize (Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP)