Émilie recently obtained a Juris Doctor degree in North American common law from Université de Montréal. Next year, she will pursue a Master of Laws in London, England, before articling in 2020.
Emilie completed a civil law degree and a bachelor’s degree specializing in international development and global studies with summa cum laude at the University of Ottawa in 2017. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad at Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, studying international and European law. Her academic success and her contribution to the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law Section earned her several awards and distinctions, including the gold medal in her two programs and the Dean of the Civil Law Section Prize. She passed the Quebec Bar examinations in 2017.
During her studies, Émilie worked as a House of Commons page at the Parliament of Canada and as an articling student at the Social Security Tribunal of Canada, the Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec, and the Trade Law Bureau for Global Affairs Canada. She also worked in Belgium for several months as a junior legal officer at a multinational corporation’s European headquarters.
At university, Émilie took part in an international moot court competition and simulations of the European Parliament. More recently, she was elected vice president of student life as part of Université de Montréal’s graduate law students’ association and volunteered at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, all the while conducting a research project on the independence of federal courts.
Emilie enjoys travelling, culture, books and writing, as well as all kinds of sports, including yoga, cycling and swimming.