Amanda Richards Articling Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Calgary

Amanda Richards

Amanda is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office. She is Cree and Saulteaux and a proud member of Zagime Anishinabek in southern Saskatchewan. Amanda earned her JD from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2020. Prior to law school, she completed a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal University.

Throughout law school, Amanda was the first-year representative (2018), vice-president (2019), and president (2020) of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association. She also volunteered with Rise Women’s Legal Centre, the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, the Allard Law Students Association, and Rivers to Success, a mentorship program to guide and support Indigenous youth throughout their academic careers. Amanda was also a team member of the Allard flag football team and captain of the Allard soccer team.

Amanda has received several academic and community involvement awards, including the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Student Appreciation Award (2019), Student Energy Scholarship (2019), the Advocates’ Society Student Law Award (2018), and the Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law (2017).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, JD
  • 2016

    • Education
      Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Business Administration


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Indigenous Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association