Natalie Kolos received her law degree from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, where she obtained Dean’s Honor List. She holds an undergraduate honours degree in legal studies and political science from Carleton University, where she graduated with High Distinction.
In law school, Natalie was Dean Erika Chamberlain’s research assistant in tort law. She also assisted the late Professor G.H.L. Gerald Fridman with his most recent edition of Canadian Agency Law. Natalie served the Western Journal of Legal Studies as Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2015/2016 after working as a Staff Editor in her first year. She also provided pro-bono legal services as an Associate Case Worker at Western Law Community Legal Services.
Natalie was extensively involved in mooting. She competed in many of Western’s Law’s internal moot competitions, earning a Top Factum drafting prize for her written work in a criminal law appeal and Second Place Team for her oral advocacy in an ethics case. She represented Western Law in the Philip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot, where she was recognized as a Top Oralist and Third Place Team at the Canadian rounds. Most recently, Natalie represented the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where she was awarded the First Place Individual Oralist Prize and First Place Team at the international rounds in Vienna, Austria.
Natalie was awarded the J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize in recognition of her research and writing in class actions. Natalie’s article on class actions and tobacco litigation, “Deterring Compensation: Class Action Litigation and Damage Awards Against Corporate Defendants”, was published in the Canadian Class Action Review in 2017. Most recently, Natalie authored an article on a novel claim in government liability entitled “Discretionary Coherence: Excluding the Private Law Liability of Public Authorities in Paradis Honey v. Canada”, which is forthcoming in the Cambridge Law Review.