Hyunju (Crystal) Park
Hyunju (Crystal) Park is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, working with both the firm's Business Law and Advocacy departments.
Crystal is a graduate of the Global Professional Master of Laws program at the University of Toronto. During her time at U of T, Crystal conducted research for major projects related to 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, security and surveillance procurement for one of the leading global corporations in the gaming and hospitality industry. Crystal has obtained an LLM in International Business Law (Thesis Track) from the University of Macau and an LLB from Yonsei University (South Korea), as well as a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Last year, she completed the "Financial Analysis and Valuation for Lawyers" certification course from Harvard Online (a collaboration between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School). Crystal is also a two-time participant of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – International Rounds, held annually in Washington, D.C.
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 social committee member of Group of Racialized (Ontario) Women Litigators (GROWL) and sits on the Board of Directors of the ITLNCA Networks Association.