Upama Poudyal Summer Law Student

Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Upama Poudyal

Upama Poudyal is a summer student in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office. She has completed her second year of study in the JD Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC) program at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Lincoln Alexander School of Law.

Prior to law school, Upama majored in legal studies at the University of Waterloo and received her honours bachelor of arts degree. She was the president of the school’s Model United Nations club and created her own legal tech startup devoted to Access to Justice.

Acknowledging her passion for law at a young age, 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 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. She served as the editor for the student newspaper, EDI representative for the South Asian Law Students Association, orientation leader, mock trial participant and developer of legal/tech initiatives at the school.

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 looks forward to devoting her career to helping the Region of Waterloo, its people and its businesses succeed.

In her spare time, Upama enjoys volunteering with the Nepalese Community and hiking along the Grand River with her beloved dog, Momo.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
      Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University, JD (expected)
  • 2020

    • Education
      University of Waterloo, BA, Major in Legal Studies, Minor in Sociology (Hons.)