Jenna Kara Articling Student


Speaks:  English


Primary office:  Toronto



Jenna Kara

Jenna Kara is an articling student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. Jenna completed her JD at the University of Toronto.

During her legal studies, Jenna acted as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Law and Equality for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. She also participated in the 2020 Winkler Class Actions Moot, where her team took first place in the finals.

An avid tech enthusiast, Jenna volunteered as a legal research intern for Vesta Social Innovation Technologies, a startup dedicated to providing technological tools to survivors of sexual crimes to support them in navigating the justice system. Committed to human rights, she completed an International Human Rights Fellowship in Kenya with the Equality Effect, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting girls impacted by sexual violence.

Prior to attending law school, Jenna completed a MSc in Medical Biophysics and Molecular Imaging at Western University. In her MSc, she focused on biochemistry, MR imaging, and cancer research. She also completed a BMedSc with honours at Western University.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      University of Toronto, JD
  • 2020

    • Community
       2020
      University of Toronto, Journal of Law and Equality, Editor-in-Chief
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      University of Toronto, Trial Advocacy Mooting Competition, Competitor
    • Community
       2019
      University of Toronto, Journal of Law and Equality, Senior Editor
    • Education
       2019
      International Human Rights Fellowship
    • Community
       2019
      Pro Bono Students Canada, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Student Volunteer
    • Community
       2019
      Ryerson University, VESTA Social Innovation Technologies, Legal Research Intern
  • 2018

    • Community
       2018
      University of Toronto, Journal of Law and Equality, Associate Editor
  • 2017

    • Community
       2017
      Canadian Science Policy Centre, Editorial Committee Co-Chair and Social Media Committee Volunteer
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      Western University, Master of Science, Medical Biophysics
  • 2015

    • Community
       2015
      Western University, Teaching Assistant and Post-Doctoral Union, Scholarship Committee Chair & Food Support and Resources Committee Chair
  • 2014

    • Education
       2014
      Western University, Bachelor of Medical Sciences
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Western Research Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015) (2015-2016)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit Studentship Scholarship (2014-2015) (2015-2016)
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
       2011
      Dean’s Honour List (2011 - 2014)
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
       2010
      Western Scholarship of Excellence