Daniel W. Dylan

Daniel is now an Assistant Professor of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He was called to the bar of Ontario in June 2011 and the bar of Nunavut in April 2012. He received his LL.M., which focused on Canada’s intellectual property regime in relation to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, from the University of Ottawa in April 2011, his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 2010, and his J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2010 as part of a dual-degree program between these two institutions. He clerked at the Federal Court (of Canada) for the Honourable Justice Douglas R. Campbell from August 2010 to July 2011 and clerked at the same court for the Honourable Justice Donald J. Rennie, former federal Assistant Attorney General, from July 2011 to April 2012 (now a member of the Federal Court of Appeal). He also completed a judicial clerkship externship in the chambers of the Honorable Judge David W. McKeague of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. From April 2012 to July 2016, he served as Legal Counsel in the Legal and Constitutional Law division of the Government of Nunavut Department of Justice, where his practice focused on Impact Review Assessments, Wildlife, Natural Resource Extraction issues, and other areas such as constitutional, litigation, human rights, and human health law, among others.

Daniel was a student in Ian's first year contracts class and assisted with Ian in privacy and intellectual property research, and the ID Trail project, during his law school career. Daniel says "it was Ian's unique intellect and understanding of law in society that helped shape my own view of law in society, and set some of the standards which I aim to now meet as a scholar and teacher of law in my own right. I'm grateful for the experiences I had both as a student of and a research assistant to Professor Kerr."