Our Team

Director

Philip KingPhilip King

Philip King is a corporate and commercial lawyer in London, Ontario. Philip also teaches Business Law at the Faculty of Law at Western University, the Ivey Business School, and the DAN Program in Management and Organizational Studies. As a student at Western University, Philip was awarded the gold medal in the combined Law and M.B.A. program. After working at a major Toronto corporate law firm, Philip returned to London to teach and practice business law. Philip has worked with some of Canada’s finest lawyers and businesspeople and has helped clients successfully complete dozens of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. Philip has also sat on, and chaired, the boards of multiple business corporations and charitable organizations. 

Student Directors

Kirsten SullivanKirsten Sullivan

Kirsten is currently entering her second year of the JD program at Western Law. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Performance Dance at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). During her first year at Western Law, Kirsten was a 1L Caseworker for the Western Business Law Clinic and the VP of events for Western Law Gives Back. She also participated in the Torys Negotiation Competition, the Entertainment Law Negotiation Moot and the First Year Appellate Competition and was selected as an Oralist for the 2022-23 Western Law Jessup Moot team. Outside of work and school, Kirsten enjoys traveling and is an avid hiker and yogi.

Nick NaidaNick Naida

Nick is currently entering his second year of the JD program at Western Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law with a minor in Business at Carleton University. Nick first became interested in business law during his undergraduate degree where he studied topics such as business enterprise frameworks and entrepreneurship. During his first year at Western Law, Nick was a 1L Caseworker for the Western Business Law Clinic. He also participated in the Torys negotiation competition and the BLG client consultation competition. Outside of school, Nick enjoys playing rugby, cooking and spending time outdoors.

Case Managers

Nicole BruceNicole Bruce

Nicole is entering her second year of the JD program at Western Law. She previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University with a double major in Communications Studies and Multimedia. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a media and strategy planner for an advertising agency. During her first year at law school, she participated in the BLG Client Consultation Competition and worked with Pro Bono Students Canada on Project Consent. Outside of her work at the clinic, Nicole enjoys hiking and running.

Justine DryburghJustine Dryburgh

Justine is entering her second year of the JD program at Western Law. She previously graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) from Western University. During her first year at Western Law Justine participated in extra-curricular activities such as the BLG Client Consultation Competition and was a member of Western Law’s inaugural team at the Hague Inter-University Law Debate Competition. In her free time Justine enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and is an amateur plant enthusiast with over 30 plants from around the world!

Omar Najar

Omar is entering his second year of the JD program at Western Law. He previously graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University) in 2020 with a major in Law and Business. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Omar was an active student leader and was involved with the Ryerson Law and Business Clinic where he worked in a team to provide pro bono legal services to a start-up company. Omar carried this experience into his first year at Western Law, where he first joined the Western Business Law Clinic as a 1L Caseworker. During his first year, Omar also participated in the BLG Client Consultation Competition and First Year Advocacy Competition. Outside of his work, Omar is a passionate hockey fan who enjoys working out and trying new foods.

Mentors

Our mentor lawyers dedicate pro bono hours to assist students in the analysis of legal issues and direct student research activities. We would like to thank the following firms for their generous assistance:


Please contact us if you would like to become a mentor.