Nicholas (Nick) Whitfield

Summer Student


Nick is a summer student at BLG’s Toronto office for the 2021 summer term. He is focusing on disputes.

As a law student, Nick is editor-in-chief of the McGill Journal of Law and Health. He leads editorial teams and has overseen the development of the journal’s podcast. Prior to law school, Nick held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, where he conducted research on the recent history of medical and surgical innovation.

Nick was attracted to BLG for its legal excellence over a wide range of sectors and practice areas and for its clear commitment to students and employees. Nick was particularly impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of the people he met from all levels of BLG, from summer students to seasoned partners.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys jump rope, calisthenics, good books, and spending time with friends.


  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge, 2006
  • BCL/JD, McGill University, 2021
  • MRes, University of Edinburgh, 2007
  • BA (Hons.), University of Manchester, 2005