Larissa Parker Summer Law Student


Speaks:  English, French, German


Primary office:  Toronto


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Larissa Parker

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.

Career & Recognition

  • Rankings & Awards
     2017
    Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Leaders, Inventors and Visionary Entrepreneurs (Europe)
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Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Education
       2021
      McGill University, Faculty of Law BCL/JD
  • 2020

    • Community
       2020
      COVID LawHive, Caseworker and Researcher (Summer 2020)
    • Community
       2020
      Legal Information Clinic at McGill, Caseworker
  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      McGill Golden Key Honour Society Award (Top 15% of the Faculty)
    • Community
       2019
      Pro Bono Students Canada (with Ekuanitshit First Nation), Research Assistant
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Top 10% of her class
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Winner of the Economist’s Open Future Essay Competition
    • Rankings & Awards
       2019
      Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society Award (McGill HRIP)
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders in Canada
  • 2017

    • Education
       2017
      University of Oxford, MSc
    • Rankings & Awards
       2017
      Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Leaders, Inventors and Visionary Entrepreneurs (Europe)
    • Community
       2017
      Youth Climate Lab, Associate
  • 2016

    • Education
       2016
      University of Toronto, BA (Honours)