Aimee Huntington Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Calgary



Aimee Huntington

Aimee Huntington is a summer law student in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG. She is currently completing her Juris Doctor degree and Master of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.

Aimee has an interest in the practice of civil litigation, regulatory, environmental, intellectual property, administrative, and public interest law. Upon the completion of her degrees in 2022, Aimee will complete a judicial law clerkship under the Honourable Justice Glennys L. McVeigh at the Federal Court of Canada.

Aimee represented the University of Calgary in the Bennett Jones LLP Health Law Moot in 2021. She was also a volunteer at the University of Calgary’s public interest law clinic, working on the clinic’s Effective Interventions project, which focused on trial-level intervention to enforce land use planning laws. Upon entry to law school, Aimee was awarded the JD Program Entrance Scholarship in Law and has since received an Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship.

Prior to law school, Aimee completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, researching microplastics under Dr. Chelsea Rochman. She is currently completing a capstone project researching the effectiveness of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act with the goal of generating interest in microplastic regulations (specifically, preproduction plastic pellets).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
       2022
      University of Calgary, JD (expected)
    • Education
       2022
      University of Calgary, Master of Public Policy (expected)
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Master of Public Policy Award
  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Pro Bono Students Canada, Volunteer
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      University of Calgary JD Program Entrance Scholarship in Law
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Alberta University & College Squash Championship Winner
  • 2018

    • Education
       2018
      University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Science
  • 2017

    • Community
       2017
      University of Toronto Trash Team, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association — Student

Speaking Engagements

  • Poster presentation of research -- North American Congress for Conservation Biology, 2018

Articles

  • Huntington, A., Fink, Niall., and Shyba, Peter. (2021). Stakeholders Expected Consultation on the Coal Policy Rescission: Was There a Legal Duty? Online: Ablawg, http://ablawg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Blog_AH_NF_PS_Coal_Legitimate_Expectations.pdf
  • Huntington, A., Corcoran, P., Jantunen, L., Thaysen, C., Bernstein, S., Stern, G.A., Rochman C., Favaro, B. (2020). A first assessment of microplastics and other anthropogenic particles in Hudson Bay and the surrounding eastern Canadian Arctic waters of Nunavut. FACETS. 5(1): 432-454. https://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/10.1139/facets-2019-0042
  • Rochman, C., Brookson, C., Bikker, J., Djuric, N., Earn, A., Bucci, K., Athey, S., Huntington, A., et al., Ho, A. and Hung, C. (2019). Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 38(4), pp.703-711. https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/etc.4371
  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2018 Conference: “Microplastics in the Hudson Bay and the Surrounding North-Eastern Canadian Arctic Waters of Nunavut” presentation