Lee Hawkings is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office.
Lee earned his JD from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. After obtaining his JD, Lee completed a clerkship at the BC Supreme Court, where he gained experience on a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative, municipal and Aboriginal law matters.
While attending law school, Lee was an active member of many extracurricular clubs and sport teams. Lee co-chaired the Environmental Law Group and organized the group’s 2017 and 2018 Environmental Negotiation moots. Lee also competed in the BC Law Schools Moot and was a clinician at the Bobinski Business Law Clinic, where he assisted clients on a range of corporate and societies matters.
Prior to law school, Lee received an honours bachelor of science degree in environmental science and spent several years working as a fish and wildlife biologist based in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Lee has extensive experience in biology and environmental science, including:
- Consulting on major project permits, environmental assessments, and environmental monitoring for government and industry clients in the mining, oil and gas, and hydroelectric sectors
- Helping lead several Yukon River Salmon research projects for a First Nation client in northern Yukon
- Conducting tundra ecosystem and climate change field studies in Ontario and the Northwest Territories
With his strong background in the environmental sciences, Lee is interested in the intersection of science, policy and law. Lee’s legal interests are broad and include environmental, administrative, municipal, Aboriginal and constitutional law. Born and raised in the Yukon, Lee also has a keen interest in the North.
Lee joined the firm as a summer student in 2018.