After joining Williams HR Law as a Summer Student in 2022, Cooper Smither returned to the firm as an Articling Student the following year. In 2023, Cooper graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and was a recipient of the Charles Edward Woodrow Award for demonstrating academic achievement. During his 3rd year in law school, Cooper volunteered with the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion and conducted legal research on behalf of the Case Resolution Services team. He previously attended Toronto Metropolitan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology in 2020. Cooper was named the Outstanding Graduating Sociology Student in his graduating class.
Prior to joining Williams HR Law, Cooper worked as a Summer Student for Tribunals Ontario and assisted counsel with preparation and carrying out investigations. Before law school, Cooper served as a Summer Student in an administrative role at the Ontario Court of Justice. Outside of law, he has been featured in numerous publications as a Freelance Journalist. Cooper previously volunteered as a Performance Analyst and Advanced Scout with the TMU Bold Women’s Varsity Basketball team, as well as with Canada Basketball’s High-Performance Program.
In his spare time, Cooper enjoys taking his dog on hikes and avidly supporting the Toronto Raptors.
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