William Onyeaju is a member of the 2019 summer student class at Cassels Brock.
William is a J.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He has been an active member of the Osgoode Hall Law School community through participating with Pro Bono Students Canada as a writer for Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, volunteering for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act Alliance and as a past executive member of the Black Law Students Association at Osgoode. In addition, he has served as a research assistant for two law professors in the areas of international law. During his time at law school, he won the 2018 Canadian National Debate Championships and gained a placement with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
William graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University. He majored in Law and minored in Political Science. Furthermore, he earned a Masters of Arts from Carleton in Political Science with a collaborate degree in African Studies. Prior to law school, he worked for the Canadian federal government.
In his spare time, William enjoys practicing capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), reading and travel.