The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense – Thomas Edison

Kassem Dahrouj

Student

Kassem joined LW as a summer student in 2017 and began articling with the firm in 2018. He graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Aviation Management and Financial Economics from Western University.

During law school, Kassem was a teaching assistant for the Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility course, caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, and competitor in the International Commercial Mediation Competition held at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France.

Industry Insight

Kassem’s industry experience includes working in technology start-ups in the aviation and financial sectors. These experiences allow him to appreciate the challenges clients face from a business development perspective, which helps him navigate through their issues from a legal one.

Q&A
with Kassem

Coffee or tea?

Coffee!

What’s your favourite sport to play or watch?

Basketball

iPhone or Android? Mac or PC?

Android, but Mac over PC because life’s all about balance.

Have you ever won a contest?

Yes – I once won a watermelon eating contest!

What celebrity, living or dead, would you most want to have dinner with?

Muhammad Ali

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