Hyunju (Crystal) Park Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean


Primary office:  Toronto



Hyunju (Crystal) Park

Hyunju (Crystal) Park is a summer student in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office.

Crystal is a recent graduate of the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) program at the University of Toronto. She currently serves as section executive (student member-at-large) on the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Law and Environmental Law sections for the 2020-2021 term.

During her time at U of T, Crystal worked as a research assistant, studying data and access to justice, machine learning applications in law, and the 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 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 a 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.

Crystal will focus her summer in the firm’s Advocacy Department.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
       2020
      Richard Wagner "Access to Justice" Award for Outstanding Leadership, issued by Pro Bono Students Canada
    • Community
       2020
      Student Member-at-Large, OBA Section Executive
      – Construction and Infrastructure Law
      – Environmental Law
    • Education
       2020
      University of Toronto, GPLLM
    • Community
       2020
      U of T Fall Convocation, Divisional Student Ambassador
    • Community
       2020
      U of T Graduate Law Students’ Association, President and Chief Returning Officer
    • Community
       2020
      ITLNCA NetworkS, Volunteer
  • 2019

    • Community
       2019
      Korean Legal Clinic, Volunteer
    • Community
       2019
      Canadian Civil Liberties Association (PBSC), Volunteer
    • Education
       2019
      Tenant Duty Counsel Assistance Project, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, Volunteer
    • Education
       2019
      University of Macau, LLM
  • 2014

    • Education
       2014
      Yonsei University, LLB