Dainelle Barham Summer Law Student

Primary office:  Ottawa

Dainelle Barham

Dainelle Barham is a summer student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. She is currently attending Queen’s University and is enrolled in the Juris Doctor program.

During the summer after her first year of studies, Dainelle worked as a legal intern at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. In that position, she researched issues on sexual harassment in the workplace for a public legal education project. Dainelle also worked as a research assistant for a distinguished criminal law professor, where she researched developing areas in sentencing law regarding the sentencing of Black defendants.

Dainelle participates in several extracurricular activities. She volunteers with Pro Bono Students Canada and holds executive positions with the Queen’s Human Rights Law Club and the Queen’s Health Law Club. She was also involved in an advocacy boot camp. In her final year of studies, Dainelle will volunteer with the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic to provide pro bono legal services for seniors facing barriers to accessing justice.

Prior to entering law school, Dainelle received her honours bachelor of arts from Queen’s University and made the Dean’s List during her last two years of study. She was an active member in student organizations such as the African Caribbean Students’ Association, World University Service Canada and Queen’s Model United Nations. Upon graduation, she returned to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, where she had previously worked for two summers.

Dainelle is passionate about the law, especially areas related to and based in tort because she sees the law as a tool to help those who have been wronged. She is excited to continue exploring her interests in insurance and litigation and looks forward to learning about other areas of law in the Advocacy Department.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
      Queen's University, Juris Doctor (expected)
  • 2019

    • Education
      Queen's University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science