Seamus Ryder is the firm’s Student-at-Law under the mentorship of Gordon S. Campbell, Senior Barrister & Managing Lawyer. Seamus is fast becoming adept at family law, civil litigation, criminal & professional conduct defence, appeals, Indigenous and environmental law, and immigration & tax law matters. 

Seamus holds a Bachelor of Management (B.Mgmt.) from Dalhousie University, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia, a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in international law from UiT – The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway, and a Diploma of Oceans Law and Policy from the Rhodes Academy in Rhodes, Greece. He passed his Ontario lawyer licensing exams in November 2016, and will be called to the Bar in June 2017.

Prior to joining Aubry Campbell MacLean, Seamus was a legal intern at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. In 2014 he was awarded a Research Fellowship at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Law of the Sea in Tromsø, Norway, conducting innovative doctoral-level research on international law and Arctic legal issues. He has taught and lectured in the LL.M. degree program at the Faculty of Law, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, and presented as an invited speaker at various international conferences, workshops and seminars. He has published several academic works, including a legal analysis of Canada’s ice-breaking laws and policies in the Northwest Passage.

Seamus surfs waves of all shapes and sizes in both fresh- and salt-water. He is an avid sailor, racing competitively, coaching professionally and logging thousands of nautical miles voyaging across the open ocean.

An adopted son of Glengarry, Seamus lives with his partner Sarah on a 200-year-old farm property near Dalkeith, Ontario, together with their dog Duncan, cat Dennis, and a host of visiting wildlife.