Rachel Nagy


Rachel Nagy


“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” – Miles Davis


Rachel joined MDW as an Articled Clerk in 2022, and practices in the area of family law.

Rachel received her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During law school, she worked as a research assistant on a labour law project cataloguing legislation surrounding migrant agricultural workers, and was a finalist at the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies Think Tank conference. Rachel also completed a placement at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, where she practiced poverty law, family law, and criminal law.

Before law school, Rachel worked in international development. Her work focused on the expansion of women’s rights as an economic development strategy, and she advised on projects with the United Nations and Global Affairs Canada.

Rachel believes the personal is political, and that the laws of a society should reflect the private needs of its individuals. She strives to bring this principle to her practice of family law, where she aims to ensure the personal needs of her clients are recognized under the law.

In her spare time, Rachel loves to cook, play pool, and listen to her ever-expanding record collection.


Bachelor of Arts
Dalhousie University, 2017

Juris Doctor
Schulich School of Law, 2023

Bar Admissions

Nova Scotia, 2023