Emilie Bruneau received her JD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She was awarded the Silver Medal for the second highest cumulative grade point average in her program and won the Hélène-Laporte Prize for French-Language Legal Drafting. Prior to law school, Emilie obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, during which time she conducted independent projects on lung inflammation and cerebral malaria.
In law school, Emilie was highly involved in the Faculty’s community as President of the French Common Law Student Association, a member of the Faculty’s Curriculum Committee and a participant in the Laskin Moot Competition 2018 (Third Place Appellant Factum). In addition, she was the Executive Editor for the French-language edition of the Ottawa Law Review and contributed to its fastest editorial cycle.
Emilie served as a Teaching Assistant in property law and as a Research Assistant for Professor Alain Roussy, whose research focuses on professional responsibility and legal ethics. She also volunteered in a pro bono project, which involved advocating on behalf of unrepresented taxpayers in an informal procedure appeal to the Tax Court of Canada as well as hosting a free on-campus tax preparation clinic. During the summer after her first year, Emilie worked at a boutique firm in Ottawa specializing in labour and employment law.
In her spare time, Emilie enjoys reading classic literature, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.