Upama Poudyal Articling Student

Speaks:  English, Nepali

Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Upama Poudyal

Upama Poudyal is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office. 

Prior to law school, Upama majored in legal studies at the University of Waterloo where she received her honours bachelor of arts degree.

Upama has interned and worked as a legal assistant at several boutique size firms and in-house legal environments. She has also explored her passion for legal academia as a scholarly writer, researcher, and teaching assistant.

As part of the first cohort at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Upama played a foundational role in shaping a number of clubs and initiatives at the law school. At the 2nd annual Lincoln Alexander MOOT competition, she argued the SCC case of Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), and received the highest honour of Champion and Top Oralist.

Inspired by the ever-growing innovation hub in the Waterloo Region and the entrepreneurial environments at both the University of Waterloo and the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Upama created a successful partnership program between her law school and a legal start-up incubator in Toronto to give students real life experience working with emerging tech companies, and to give companies an extra hand in managing their operations.

In her spare time, Upama enjoys travelling with friends, attending concerts, working out, and killing time with her beloved golden retriever, Momo.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Education
      Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University, JD
  • 2022

    • Rankings & Awards
      Champion and Top Oralist - McCarthy Tétrault MOOT Cup
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
      Betty G. Headley Senior Essay Award
    • Education
      University of Waterloo, BA, Major in Legal Studies, Minor in Sociology (Hons.)

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