Tom Collins Articling Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary phone: +1 416-369-7104

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Tom Collins

Tom Collins is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. He received his JD from the University of Toronto.

As a 3L student, Tom published his article, “Common Intentions: The Standard of Review for Standard Form Wills” in the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, vol 39, no 2. Tom also won the 2020 Patricia Julia Myhal Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing for his essay, “Bad, Barbarous, Bastard French: How One Curious Mongrel Language Defined the Legal Profession”. In 2019, Tom and his team also won the Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot.

During his studies, Tom also served as Opinions Editor for Ultra Vires, the Faculty of Law’s independent student newspaper. He was also president of In Vino Veritas, the Faculty’s wine club.

Apart from wine, Tom’s personal interests include painting, art history and animal welfare. Regarding the latter, Tom fosters cats with special needs.

Tom was previously a summer student in the Advocacy Department of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. He is splitting his articles equally between Business and Advocacy.



Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Education
      University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, JD
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      Winner, 2019 Davies’ Corporate/Securities Moot
  • 2018

    • Community
      Editor, Ultra Vires
  • 2017

    • Community
      Co-president, In Vino Veritas
    • Community
      Associate Editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review
  • 2016

    • Education
      Concordia University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (art history)
    • Community
      Volunteer Caregiver, Montreal SPCA
  • 2015

    • Education
      Co-director, Architecture Concordia
    • Rankings & Awards
      Concordia University Student Research Award
    • Rankings & Awards
      Bella Rabinovitch Art History Prize
    • Rankings & Awards
      Blakes Scholar