Sam Tecle


Speaks:  English, Korean


Primary office:  Vancouver


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Sam Tecle

Sam Tecle is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. He returned to the firm after completing his summer articles in 2016.

Sam received his JD in 2017 from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. During law school, Sam received numerous academic awards and went on an exchange at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.

After receiving his JD, Sam clerked for the Honourable Justice Robert L. Barnes at the Federal Court of Canada.

Sam was also junior counsel in an international commercial arbitration that involved a project finance dispute between an African energy company and an international financial institution. The arbitration took place at the London Court of International Arbitration.

Outside of the office, Sam enjoys hiking, playing "the beautiful game", and producing music.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Career
      2017
      Judicial Law Clerk for the Honourable Justice Robert L. Barnes, Federal Court of Canada
    • Education
      2017
      Thompson Rivers University, JD
    • Education
      2017
      National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, exchange program
    • Community
      2017
      Member of the Diversity Consultation Committee, Courts Administration Service
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      2016
      Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program (U-REAP) Scholarship
    • Rankings & Awards
      2016
      Top mentor of the TRU Law Mentorship Program
  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      TRU Faculty of Law - Dean's Course Prize – Property Law
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      TRU Faculty of Law Dean's List
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      TRU Certificate of Recognition in Law Bursary
    • Community
      2015
      Peer note-taker with TRU Disability Services Office
    • Community
      2015
      Volunteer Clinician with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
  • 2014

    • Community
      2014
      Volunteer with Kamloops Immigrant Services
    • Community
      2014
      Student Representative of TRU Faculty of Law Equity Committee
  • 2009

    • Education
      2009
      University of Victoria, BA

Memberships

  • Young ICCA - International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • YSIAC - Singapore International Arbitration Centre