Riley Weyman

Riley Weyman BA, JD

Associate

Riley Weyman is an associate with Pape Salter Teillet LLP and specializes in Indigenous rights law, with an emphasis on litigation and governance. 

Riley advises clients on a variety of matters related to Indigenous peoples and the exercise of their Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Prior to joining Pape Salter Teillet LLP, Riley articled at a leading environmental law firm in Toronto, where he focused on environmental litigation, Aboriginal law, and regulatory issues. Riley draws on his background in environmental law and has experience advising northern co-management boards on natural resource development and assisting Indigenous communities in the negotiation of impact benefit agreements.

Riley received his JD and a Certificate in Environmental Law from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he participated in the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot and completed a semester at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service. While at Dalhousie, Riley won awards for his academic achievement and commitment to community service. Riley has also won awards for his academic writing from the Canadian Bar Association’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section and the Canadian Maritime Law Association. Riley was a research assistant to Dean Camille Cameron, QC. Riley and Dean Cameron have also co-authored a book chapter on class actions and climate change litigation that is expected to be published in early 2021.

Riley is called to the bar in Ontario.

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Education

  • McGill University, BA
  • Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, JD

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario