Kirsten McCann Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, French


Primary office:  Vancouver



Kirsten McCann

Kirsten McCann is a summer student in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. She is currently completing her JD at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, in the English Common Law section, with a specialization in public law.

During law school, Kirsten works as an intern at the Senate of Canada for Senator Yvonne Boyer and as the coordinator for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) “Only Yes Means Yes” consent workshops in Ottawa. She has also worked as a bilingual assistant editor at the Ottawa Law Review and as a research assistant at uOttawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Public Policy. This past summer, Kirsten gained exposure to environmental law when she worked as a student scholar fellow at the Law Commission of Ontario on their “Environmental Accountability: Rights, Responsibilities and Access to Justice” project.

Prior to law school, Kirsten obtained an honours specialization in political science degree at Western University. While at Western, she studied abroad at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom during her third year. Kirsten will be embarking on her second exchange to Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands in the fall of 2022. 

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Education
       2023
      University of Ottawa, JD (expected)
  • 2019

    • Education
       2019
      Western University, Political Science (Hons.)

Senior’s thesis submitted to Quest University Canada in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts & Science 2020, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kaija Belfry Munroe - Voting Behaviour in Canada: Analyzing the Relationship Between Partisanship, Region, and Issue Voting in Literature and the 2015 Canadian Federal Election Data