Nicole Furlan Summer Law Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Calgary

Nicole Furlan

Nicole Furlan is a summer law student in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office.

Nicole is entering her second year of the JD program at Western University.

Prior to law school, Nicole completed a bachelor of science in neuroscience with a minor in philosophy. Nicole completed an undergraduate thesis in philosophy focusing on the ethical implication of psilocybin-based research. She also completed research in two neuroscience labs. She studied the gut-brain axis and the effects of the severity of colitis on executive functioning and mental health, as well the impact of paternal preconception nicotine exposure on mice and rats, respectively.

At Western, Nicole is the first-year representative for the Student Legal Society, Italian Law Students Association and the Criminal Law Students Association. Next year, she will be the vice president of the Student Legal Society and the co-president of a Constitutional Law Society.

During her legal studies, Nicole spearheaded a successful volunteering organization and has volunteered with the Humane Society, Family Centre, Soup Kitchen and a senior citizens organization.

Nicole has a diverse range of experiences outside of her academic pursuits, having worked as a child and youth-care counsellor, as well as exploring her passion for acting. She has completed therapeutic intervention crisis training, first aid training and more. Nicole’s hobbies include learning classical piano, classical ballet and singing with the Western University Choir.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2025

    • Education
      Western University, JD (expected)
  • 2021

    • Education
      The University of Lethbridge, BSc in Neuroscience, minor in Philosophy