Kayley Leon graduated from the Dual J.D. program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (cum laude). Prior to law school, Kayley graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Western Ontario’s dual program with Fanshawe College, focusing on Media and Broadcast Journalism.
During law school, Kayley became Online Editor of Detroit Mercy’s Law Review, Associate Editor of the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and President of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Kayley participated in moot court and mediation competitions on either side of the border, including the Jessup Moot, and Zuber Moot where she was presented the award of Top Oralist. Through her final year, Kayley worked as a research assistant focusing on multimodal transport and rules surrounding international carriage of goods cross-border. Before joining Hicks as a summer student, Kayley worked at Detroit’s Prosecution Office in the Violent Crimes and Homicide Unit.
Kayley has written articles concerning the U.S. military and U.S. immigration issues, which were published in Detroit Mercy’s Online Journal. She also presented her research comparing judicial delays in Michigan and Ontario at the 13th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference. In her free time, Kayley enjoys playing board games and keeping up-to-date with the latest films to hit theatres.