Larissa Parker is a summer student in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.
Larissa is completing her dual BCL/JD degree at McGill University.
Currently, Larissa volunteers at the COVID LawHive and conducts regular casework in employment, housing and contracts law. She also assists the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation on the La Rose climate litigation lawsuit, where 15 young Canadians are suing the federal government.
During the school year, Larissa is a research assistant for a professor at the Faculty of Law, focusing on environmental discrimination and climate litigation. In addition, with Pro Bono Students Canada, Larissa works closely with Ekuanitshit First Nation and CPAWS on research in constitutional law and land comanagement. In her spare time, Larissa volunteers at the McGill Legal Information Clinic and Youth Climate Lab
During her studies this fall, Larissa will begin a clerkship with the Honourable Justice Mainville at the Quebec Court of Appeal, with a focus on Aboriginal and labour law issues.
Larissa has held previous posts at the Akwesasne Justice Department, the Parliament of Canada and the Ontario Energy Board. She holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Toronto.
Larissa will focus her summer in the firm's Advocacy Department with a focus on environmental law.