Simon Filiatrault Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, French


Primary office:  Montréal



Simon Filiatrault

Simon Filiatrault is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office where he will start articling in 2023.

Simon is currently completing his third year of the combined civil and common law B.C.L / LL.B program at McGill University, where he will obtain his double bachelor’s in 2022. 

A proud member of the Huron-Wendat Nation of Wendake, he has developed a keen interest in Indigenous law, particularly with respect to the right to self-determination, the duty to consult and accommodate, and specific and comprehensive land claims. Simon is also interested in business and environmental law, areas that often involve Indigenous communities.

At the Faculty of Law, Simon is involved in several organizations. He is the president of the Indigenous Law Association/Association du droit autochtone of McGill (ILADA), the student coordinator for Indigenous initiatives at McGill's Faculty of Law, and a student intern at the Native Friendship Centre of Montréal.

His professional experiences have also brought him closer to the Indigenous communities of Quebec. In addition to having worked for the Huron-Wendat Nation Band Council, he sometimes visits other communities in his role as co-founder of a social enterprise aimed at increasing Indigenous representation in post-secondary schools (IndigIrecruit).

Simon is currently taking courses in the Wendat language to complement his French and English.

Career & Recognition

  • Community
     2021
    Research Assistant for Ashukan Strategies
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Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Education
       2022
      McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B.
  • 2021

    • Community
       2021
      President of the McGill Indigenous Law Association/Association du droit autochtone (ILADA)
    • Community
       2021
      Research Assistant for Ashukan Strategies
    • Community
       2021
      Senior Editor for the McGill Law Journal
    • Community
       2021
      Student Coordinator of Aboriginal Initiatives for the Faculty of Law
  • 2020

    • Education
       2020
      Francophone and Civil Law Representative for the National Aboriginal Law Students Association (NILSA)
    • Community
       2020
      Junior Editor for the McGill Law Journal
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Richard Golick Extracurricular Achievement
    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Teionkwaienawà:kon Quebec indigenous Mentorship Network Scholarship
  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Student-mentor for the United Nations Association in Canada
  • 2018

    • Education
       2018
      Laval University, Certificate (philosophy)
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Scholarship for admission with excellence to the Faculty of Philosophy at Laval University