University of Western Ontario, JD
Mount Royal University, Policy Studies, BA (Honours)
Law Society of Alberta - Student Member
The Advocates' Society - Affiliate Member
1L Moot Judge, University of Calgary
Case Manager, Sport Solution Clinic
Associate Caseworker, Legal Services Clinic
2013 - 2020
AAA & AA Assistant Coach
Awards & Recognition
Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot Best Factum – Appellant
Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot Best Team – Appellant
Harold G. Fox Entrance Scholarship, Western Law
Dr. Yusuf Umar Memorial Scholarship, Mount Royal University
Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Mount Royal University
Kevin Gillis Scholarship for Excellence in Economics, Mount Royal University
Giovanni Perri is an Articling Student at JSS Barristers with a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario, making him the first person in his family to graduate from law school.
Giovanni joins JSS Barristers after summering with the in-house counsel team of a FinTech start-up in Calgary, Alberta. Before law school, he worked as a Commercial Assistant with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
While studying at Western Law, Giovanni competed in the 2023 Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot, where he was awarded both Best Factum and Best Team for the Appellants, alongside his moot partner. Giovanni was also the recipient of the Harold G. Fox Entrance Scholarship at Western Law in 2020.
Prior to pursuing his law degree, Giovanni attended Mount Royal University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies (Honours), with minors in Economics and Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Dr. Yusuf Umar Memorial Scholarship for excellence in political studies and the Kevin Gillis Scholarship for excellence in economics.
Giovanni is an advocate for community engagement. During his time at Western Law, he was active with numerous advocacy groups, including the Community Legal Services Clinic and Sport Solution Clinic. As the Co-founder and Co-President of the Western Italian Students Law Society, Giovanni celebrated and shared the Italian culture with students and those in the legal profession.
Outside of work, Giovanni enjoys hiking, skiing, and golfing with friends and family. He also enjoys playing and coaching hockey and exploring new cultures through travel.