Kasia Donovan Summer Law Student

Primary office:  Ottawa

Kasia Donovan

Kasia Donovan is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. Kasia is returning to the Intellectual Property Group after working as a first-year summer student with the firm in 2020.

Kasia is pursuing her JD with a Law & Technology specialization at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She is a Schulich Scholarship recipient based on her academic performance and community involvement.

During her studies, Kasia volunteers as an academic peer mentor and is the founder and president of the Dalhousie University student division of Lawyers Without Borders.

Kasia currently serves as the legal advisor for the Canadian Science Fair Journal, a publication that highlights research projects of young scientists across Canada. In this position, Kasia drafts publishing contracts, copyright agreements, media consent waivers and protects the privacy of minors.

Before joining Gowling WLG, Kasia spent five summers working at a mid-sized law firm and gained practical experience in the areas of real estate law, and labour and employment litigation.

Prior to law school, Kasia completed a master of science in chemistry and bachelor of science with honours at Queen’s University. Her master’s research focused on fabricating biopsy microarrays and using them to sample malignant tissue for the purpose of chemically mapping margins of resection.

In her spare time, Kasia plays on the Schulich Law hockey team, Dalhousie University tennis team and is an avid skier.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Education
      Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, JD (expected)
  • 2020

    • Community
      Dalhousie University, Lawyers Without Borders (Student Division), Founder
  • 2019

    • Community
      September 2019
      Dalhousie Legal Aid, Tenancy Rights Project, Volunteer
    • Community
      September 2019
      The Canadian Science Fair Journal, Legal Consultant
    • Education
      Queen’s University, Master of Science, Chemistry
  • 2017

    • Community
      The Canadian Science Fair Journal, Head Editor of the Biology Section
    • Education
      Queen’s University, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Hons.)
  • 2013

    • Community
      September 2013
      Kaleidoscope Peer Mentoring, Mentor


  • The Canadian Bar Association: Nova Scotia