Dantae Gagnier Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Calgary



Dantae Gagnier

Dantae Gagnier is a returning summer law student in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. She is a 3L currently completing her JD at the University of Calgary and will graduate in 2022.

During her time in law school, Dantae has volunteered and worked in various roles. During 2L, she was a research assistant studying social media security and weaponization for Professor Emily Laidlaw, Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law. In addition, she volunteered as a student caseworker with Student Legal Assistance, representing low-income clients in various criminal and traffic matters.

During 1L, she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada's Trans ID Clinic and worked for a boutique firm specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury in Calgary.

Dantae also placed first in the 2021 McGillivray Moot and was named as a Top 5 Oralist in the Moot.

Prior to law school, she worked for the United Nations Global Compact in New York. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Studies from Queen’s University and worked as a research assistant at the Centre for International and Defence Policy researching various matters in national security.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
       2022
      University of Calgary, JD (expected 2022)
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      University of Calgary Faculty of Law Ruby Anniversary Scholarship
    • Community
       2019
      Employment and Social Development Canada partnership with The Elizabeth Fry Society Calgary, Youth Accessibility Leader
    • Community
       2019
      Pro Bono Students Canada, Volunteer at Trans ID Clinic
    • Community
       2019
      Student Club University of Calgary Faculty of Law, OUTLaw 1L Representative
  • 2018

    • Community
       2018
      reSurface Online Publication at Queen's University, Co-Founder & Co-Editor
    • Education
       2018
      Queen`s University Bachelor of Arts Honours, Political Studies
    • Community
       2018
      Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, Social Media Coordinator
  • 2016

    • Community
       2016
      Broadmind Strategies for Mental Health, Student Liaison Volunteer
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Suncor Energy Student Scholarship
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Queen's University Entrance Scholarship

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association – Student