Daniel Shunock

Country: Canada
Sector: Utilities and Renewable Energy
Job title: Corporate Counsel
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2016
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

McDougall Energy Inc.

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

After earning my Bachelor of Laws from Exeter in 2016, I pursued my Masters in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Subsequently, I embarked on my legal career as an Associate Lawyer with a prominent law firm in Northern Ontario. Four years later, I transitioned to McDougall Energy Inc. as their in-house Corporate Counsel, a position I hold to this day.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose law because of my passion for justice and my desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s a field that challenges me to think critically while allowing me to advocate for what’s right.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Exeter is one of the world’s top education institutions, so I was exposed to high-quality education and legal research facilities. In addition to the institution, being from Canada, I was able to immerse myself in English culture and gained a broader understanding of global perspectives. Being in somewhat close proximity to London, I was able to attend networking events in London and connect with other legal professionals from all over the world.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The University of Exeter consistently ranks among the top universities in the UK and Globally. In addition to the education component, the campuses offer picturesque settings, modern facilities and historical architecture.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Build relationships with professors, professionals and alumni in the legal field. It’s also important to attend legal seminars, workshops and conferences to further your education and networking. If you intend to litigate as part of your legal career, the University of Exeter offers quality mock trials and moot court competitions which offer practical experience and will improve your argumentative skills.


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