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 has served as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice and the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario. She also appeared as co-counsel on the winning side of the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision inG. v. Ontario. Arooba’s practice focuses on victim representation in criminal matters as well as civil, constitutional, administrative, and appellate advocacy in the areas of Charter litigation, professional negligence and abuse of state power. She also sits on the Women's Committee of the Criminal Lawyers Association

 

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 the successful completion of her articles, she returned to the firm as an associate.

 

Arooba graduated with a 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 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 is a member of the Legal Aid Ontario panels for Consent and Capacity Board matters and third party record applications in criminal matters.

 

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