Todd Dilling

Todd Dilling (He/Him)

Todd joins the Calgary office of Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as an articling student following the completion of a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Calgary in 2020.

During law school, Todd was an active member of Student Legal Assistance, a student run legal-aid clinic for low-income Calgarians. While working there, Todd ran multiple trials, resolved a wide range of other matters, and learned invaluable file management skills. Todd also competed in several debate competitions, wrote numerous research papers, won the W. Bernie Kelly, QC Memorial Prize for highest mark in an ethics course, and participated in the University of Calgary’s first Cybersecurity and Privacy Law course.

Todd also worked during the summers, first as a research assistant to the Assistant Dean Academic, and then as a summer student at the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service. This job turned him into one of the most experienced trial advocates in the law school.

Before commencing his legal education, Todd completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy. He graduated with first class honors and received the silver medallion in philosophy for highest contribution to scholarship. He also spent two years doing volunteer work in Vanuatu, a small country in the South Pacific, where he became fluent in Bislama and participated in various community outreach activities.

Education & Awards

Juris Doctor |University of Calgary | 2017-2020

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law Undergraduate Award of Excellence (Entrance Scholarship)
  • Trial division member of University of Calgary Student Legal Aid
    • Ran multiple trials including a two-day domestic assault matter
  • Bernie Kelly, Q.C Memorial Prize for highest mark in an ethics course
  • Semi-finalist in Blackstone Debates and participant in BLG Trial Competition
  • Participant in Dentons & Litwiniuk negotiation competitions
  • Two-time McGillivray Moot participant
  • Wrote research papers on adverse possession, the crown prosecutor’s duty of impartiality, and the effect of the Sparrow test on Indigenous rights in Canada.
  • Law Club Executive Member

Bachelor of Arts | Honors | Philosophy | University of Calgary | 2013-2017

  • Wrote an honors thesis on use conditions for knowledge
  • Was awarded the silver medallion for highest contribution to scholarship
  • Graduated top of his department
  • Two-time recipient of the Louise McKinney Scholarship for a GPA in the top 2% of all University of Calgary students (GPA 4.0)


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