Arooba Shakeel

B.A., Legal Studies, Sociology, University of Waterloo 2015

J.D., Western University 2018

Call to the Bar: 2019 Ontario

Memberships: Law Society of Ontario, Criminal Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society, South Asian Bar Association

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Arooba Shakeel

Arooba joined Swadron Associates as an articling student in July 2018. During her articles, she demonstrated remarkable commitment to her work and provided significant assistance with landmark cases, including cases in the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. After a successful completion of her articles, she returned to the firm as an associate.


Arooba’s practice focuses on civil, administrative, and appellate advocacy, primarily in areas of Charter litigation, human rights and professional negligence.


Arooba graduated with Bachelor of Arts joint honours degree in Legal Studies and Sociology, with specialization in Criminology, from the University of Waterloo, where she was on the Dean’s Honours List in all four years of study. She then attended Western University Law School in London, Ontario, graduating in year 2018.


While at Western Law, Arooba honed her legal skills and demonstrated her commitment to social justice by acting as a research assistant to her professor, a volunteer caseworker at Community Legal Services Clinic, and an executive member of the White Ribbon Committee. Given her effective advocacy skills, she was privileged with the opportunity to represent Western Law at the Gale Cup, a national law-school mooting competition. After her first year of law school, Arooba was an intern at the office of criminal lawyer Lakin Afolabi. Following her second year, she was a summer student at Henein Hutchison LLP.


Arooba has been a recipient of the Award of Excellence from Pakistan Canada Association for her academic accomplishments and community involvement. She has also received a Leadership Certificate from the University of Waterloo. Arooba speaks Urdu and Hindi.


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