JC Steele Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Ottawa


JC Steele

JC is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. JC will focus her summer work in the Advocacy Group.

JC is pursuing her juris doctor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and has recently completed her second year. Throughout her studies, JC has remained dedicated to advocating for Indigenous students and she has held local and national executive positions on numerous student associations. As a student, her legal research focuses heavily on Indigenous legal traditions as well as Indigenous Peoples and communities in the context of the Canadian legal system. In her second year, JC had an active role in delivering the first-year Kwayeskastasowin (Cree for “setting things right”) course, which is the college’s response to the TRC’s Call to Action #28.  In 2020, she was a keynote speaker on the topic of resilience at the Indigenous Business Students’ Society Gala.

Prior to entering law school, JC attended the Edwards School of Business, which led to work experience in human resources, marketing, and working for public and private organizations as well as growing her interest in the area of First Nations economic development and nation building practices. JC’s background has driven her ambitions toward community-based initiatives that encourage greater representation of Indigenous voices in law and policy.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
       2022
      University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Commerce/JD Law Combined Program (expected)
    • Education
       2022
      University of Saskatchewan, College of Law (expected)
  • 2019

    • Education
       2019
      University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
    • Community
       2019
      National Indigenous Law Students’ Association, Vice President of Finance
    • Education
       2019
      Native Law Centre Summer Program in Property Law