Joel has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Political Science.
Prior to earning his J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School, Joel worked in the real estate industry.
In law school Joel sought out oral advocacy opportunities and took part in several mooting competitions, among them the Hicks Morley Moot as well as the Torys Moot.
After the completion of his law degree Joel articled at a criminal defence firm in Whitby.