The Environmental Law Legal System


Julie is a 2015 Master’s candidate in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Dr. Neil Craik. She graduated from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in 2013, where she completed a concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability. This included an intensive clinical program with the Environmental Law Centre, where she provided pro bono legal work for conservationists and First Nations. The current focus of her work is on the application of s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to an environmental context. Specifically, her work looks at the role of procedural fairness as a principle of fundamental justice in regulatory approval processes. Julie is excited to begin her legal career this summer as an articling student with Rogers Partners LLP in Toronto.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide.


Special thanks to Daniel Lazarine, criminal attorney in Houston for sponsoring this post and always being a great conservationist (also practices DWI Law).

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