Law Student Sunday Spotlight: Darby Heino

What school are you at and what year are you in?

I am a first-year student in the Dual JD program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy, so I will graduate in 2023 with one Canadian law degree and one American!

What was your background prior to entering law school?

I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2019 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. After graduating, I worked at the United Nations Refugee Agency in Toronto before attending law school in 2020.

What is your favourite part about your law school?

I chose to attend the Dual JD program because it opens up many options for a career both in Canada and the U.S. Growing up internationally I have always had an interest in working around the world and these degrees give me the freedom to pursue any avenue I would like. In addition, the Community Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Windsor was a big factor in deciding to come here, the clinic allows students as early as first-year to work with clients on a number of issues whether it be conducting intake interviews or writing legal memorandum.

What do you hope to accomplish with your J.D.?

After law school, I would like to work in cross-border and private equity transactional law.

If there was one piece of advice you could give to future law students what would it be?

Have a study group of 5–6 people! Not only did my study group become my close friends, but I know I would not have made it through first semester academically and personally without them.

Connect with Darby Heino on LinkedIn!

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