Daud is a student-at-law at NLS. Daud graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, receiving his JD in June 2015. Prior to law school, Daud received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from York University majoring in Psychology and Law & Society.
During law school, Daud was a research assistant for Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji providing research in the areas of human rights, immigration, international regional organizations, and international humanitarian law. As part of a clinical intensive program at Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS), Daud served as a clinic caseworker and returned as a summer student, working in the Immigration and Refugee Division. During his time at PCLS, Daud assisted low-income individuals and families with immigration and refugee matters, including providing summary advice, conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, and developing submissions to support cases at the Federal Court of Canada and the Immigration Appeal Division.
Daud has also served on the executive team of the Muslim Law Student's Association as a communications director and was an active member of the Black Law Student's Association at Osgoode. During his time at Osgoode, Daud engaged in a number of law reform initiatives, community organizing and educational outreach. He has provided research to support the Caregiver Action Centre to identify obstacles that hinder Live-In Caregivers from applying for permanent residence in Canada. He has also worked regularly with the Migrant Worker Alliance for Change to help formulate submissions that resulted in the tabling of Bill 146, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act.
Daud is passionate about increasing access to justice to low-income individuals and families and other marginalized groups. His articles at NLS provide him with another opportunity to help low-income individuals and families with their legal issues in a clinic setting.
Daud’s current areas of practice primarily consist of immigration and citizenship matters where he routinely assists senior counsel with all aspects of our Federal Court practice, from preparing leave (and other) motions, to drafting facta and submissions for complex judicial reviews. He also works on cases involving employment law, housing law, and social assistance & disability benefits. Daud has regularly appeared before the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board. As part of his community outreach and public legal education projects, Daud presents on current immigration issues affecting community members in the catchment area.
Outside of school and work, Daud enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and spending time with friends and family.