Hyunju (Crystal) Park
Hyunju (Crystal) Park is a legal consultant in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, working with both the firm's Business Law and Advocacy departments.
Crystal currently serves as Section Executive (student member-at-large) on the Ontario Bar Association's Civil Litigation, Construction and Infrastructure Law, and Young Lawyers Division-Central sections for the 2022-2023 term. She is a member of the 2023 OCI (Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary) Committee for internationally trained lawyers led by ITLNCA NetworkS, and a social committee member of Group of Racialized (Ontario) Women Litigators (GROWL).
Crystal is a graduate of the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) program at the University of Toronto and completed her summer placement in the Advocacy Department of Gowling WLG's Toronto office. During her time at U of T, Crystal worked as a research assistant, where she conducted research on data and access to justice, machine learning applications in law, and the regulatory laws pertaining to blockchain and digital assets. She also volunteered for various institutions, including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario at the Landlord Tenant Board and the Korean Legal Clinic. For her work with CCLA, she received the 2020 Rt. Hon. Chief Justice Richard Wagner "Access to Justice" Award for Outstanding Leadership, issued by Pro Bono Students Canada. Furthermore, she served as president of the U of T Graduate Law Students' Association for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Prior to her studies at U of T, Crystal was a category manager and legal consultant for IT procurement for one of the leading global corporations in the gaming and hospitality industry. Crystal holds an LLM in International Business Law (Thesis Track) from the University of Macau and an LLB from Yonsei University (South Korea). She is also a two-time participant of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – International Rounds held annually in Washington, D.C.