Roya Shidfar



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Roya is an incoming summer student at BLG’s Toronto office for the 2023 summer term. She is focusing on disputes.

As a law student at the University of Toronto, Roya volunteers with Downtown Legal Services (DLS), leads the schools peer-mentor program, and is a JD ambassador.

Roya also participates in the school’s mooting program. She participated in the 1L Hamish Stewart Cup in her first year, and the Winkler Class Actions Moot in her second year. Roya is also giving back to the mooting program by acting as a coach for 1L mooters.

Before joining BLG, Roya gained valuable experience as a full-time caseworker in the housing division of DLS and as an intern at the House of Commons. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Roya chose to work at BLG because of the great and diverse litigation practice and the opportunity to learn from amazing lawyers in their respective fields.

In Roya’s spare time you can find her discovering new local restaurants, learning a new language, spending time with family and friends, or doing a dance-based workout class.


  • JD, Université de Toronto, 2024 (expected)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Université Queen’s, 2021