Emily O'Keefe Articling Student



Primary office:  Hamilton


Emily O'Keefe

Emily is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office.

Emily received her JD from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2021. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Waterloo in the department of Legal Studies & Sociology, where her research focused on transnational socio-legal approaches to justice.

During her time at Queen’s, Emily spent her first-year summer completing the Public International Law program at the Bader International Study Centre in the United Kingdom. She spent her second-year summer working in corporate/commercial law on projects spanning energy, infrastructure and Indigenous legal matters. Emily also worked for two years as a research assistant for a project on tax policy and its intersections with international law, United Nations’ sustainable development goals and gender equality.

Recently, Emily competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, receiving recognition for her team’s factums in the Canadian and international rounds. She was an active Pro Bono Students Canada volunteer for projects on Indigenous self-government and was vice-president of the Queen’s Human Rights Law Club.

In her spare time, Emily is an avid hot yogi, amateur film critic, and she enjoys cooking plant-based recipes.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      Queen’s University Faculty of Law, JD
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      University of Waterloo, MA
  • 2015

    • Education
       2015
      University of Waterloo, BA (Hons.)