Dirk returns to Blakes as an Articling Student after summering with the Firm in 2019. He received his J.D. from the University of British Columbia after completing his first year of studies at the University of Alberta. During this time, Dirk was selected to receive The Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Scholarship; The Dr. Alexander Smith, QC Prize in the Subject of Contract; The Ken Boyd Prize; the DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Prize in Corporate Law; and the Barbara Bluman Memorial Prize in Dispute Resolution.
Prior to law school, Dirk received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from Simon Fraser University where he graduated with distinction. During his undergrad, Dirk devoted a substantial amount of time to coaching baseball in the local community.