Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Christian is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (LLB, 2009) and Memorial University (B.Comm, 2005). He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. During his studies, Christian was awarded the Honourable H.G. Puddester Prize Scholarship for his demonstrated academic ability in public law and leadership ability as well as the Provincial Court Judges’ Association Award for academic performance in the Newfoundland and Labrador bar admissions course. He is a former instructor of Business Law at Memorial University and currently practices law with McInnes Cooper.
Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.
Morgan Jarvis is an associate in Gowlings’ Ottawa office working in the business law group. His practice is focused on the technology and transportation industries. Morgan has an academic background in the biomedical sciences. After law school, he worked as vice-president of marketing and innovation strategy for a Canadian technology company.
Robert E. Milnes has retired as a partner and more recently as Counsel in the Toronto office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, after practicing for 45 years as a corporate lawyer with a general corporate-commercial practice involving a wide range of legal problems for public and private corporations, including mergers and acquisitions and foreign trade issues. He is a former Chair of both the Ontario and National Business Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association.
Nicholas is a third-year JD student at Queen’s University. He previously graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA Hons. in Criminology and Philosophy. He has work experience in the fields of cybersecurity, technology law, and competition law.
Emily is a third year law student at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, Emily received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and worked in the financial services industry. As a law student, Emily has volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada, served on the Queen’s Law Litigation Society executive, and is a returning member of the Queen’s Law Games team which will be attending Vancouver this year. In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing soccer and watching bad reality television shows.
Alyssa is a 2L student at Queen’s Law, where she also works as a student editor on the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, and is the Co-President of the Queen’s Labour and Employment Club.
Prior to law school, Alyssa completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Queen’s Smith School of Business. During her undergrad, Alyssa enjoyed volunteering at local Kingston elementary schools and working as a teaching and research assistant at the School of Business. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and raising a future service dog.
Devon is a 3rd year student at Queen’s Law. Prior to beginning her placement with the Queen’s Business Law Clinic she spent the summer working at Blake, Cassels, Graydon in their litigation department. At Queen’s, Devon was elected to the LSS in second and third year as the Female Athletic Representative. She also sits on the Queen’s Med-Law Games Committee which raises money every year for local charities that increase access to justice and specialized medical services. Last year Devon was the Captain of the Queen’s Law ELSA Moot Team which placed second in the world at the Final Oral Round held in Geneva, Switzerland this June. After the completion of her third year of studies, Devon will clerk for a year at the BC Supreme Court before returning to Blakes to complete her articling requirements. In her spare time, Devon is an avid reader and runner.
Originally from Victoria BC, Catherine is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (MBA) and Royal Roads University (BCom). She also holds a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Prior to Law school, Catherine worked in Human Resources and Relations with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. During this period, she was chosen as a member of several pre-opening task forces where she had the opportunity to work on new hotel openings in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
When she’s not working or studying, Catherine enjoys baking, long distance running and traveling.
Andrew is completing his third and final year towards his JD at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. He is also a graduate of the International Business Law summer program offered at the Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England. Prior to law school, Andrew graduated from the Honours Business program at McMaster University, where he was a member of the Dean’s Honour List. Throughout his education, Andrew has worked in the financial planning industry, where he had the opportunity to work directly with clients in order to assess their needs, manage potential financial risks, and work towards growing the wealth of each client.
Andrew is extremely proud of his Scottish culture. He plays the bagpipes and successfully achieved the title of Champion Supreme as a result of competing in a wide variety of highland games across Canada. Andrew also enjoys playing golf, squash, tennis, basketball and shooting pool with his friends and colleagues during his free time.
Adam was working towards a BA (economics) at the University of British Columbia, before he was offered and accepted a position on the Organizing Committee for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games where he spent the next two years. At the Games, Adam helped to contract and oversee the operations for a number of event services across the Games footprint. As a second-year student at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Adam is an upper-year buddy for incoming first year students, and has also taken on the role of a teaching assistant for an introductory legal course aimed at equipping incoming law students with the skills and tools necessary to succeed as students and future practitioners. Outside of the classroom and workplace Adam’s interests include playing basketball, skiing and traveling.