Emilie Bruneau
  • Title: Summer Student
  • Office: Toronto
  • Status: At University
  • Law School: University of Ottawa

 
Biography

Emilie is a second year J.D. (French) student at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Emilie obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, during which time she conducted independent projects on lung inflammation and cerebral malaria.

At law school, Emilie is actively involved as the President of the French Common Law Student Association. She was the teaching assistant in property law, a course for which she received the Dentons LLP Prize for highest standing. She also volunteered in a pro bono tax project, which involved advocating on behalf of unrepresented taxpayers in an informal procedure appeal to the Tax Court of Canada, as well as hosting a free on-campus tax preparation clinic. Emilie has worked as an associate and assistant editor of the French-language edition of the Ottawa Law Review during her studies, and she will be working on the executive council in 2017-2018. Emilie is also a research assistant to Professor Alain Roussy, whose research focuses on professional responsibility and legal ethics.

Last summer, Emilie worked at a boutique firm in Ottawa specializing in labour and employment law where she had the opportunity to draft documents and attend collective bargaining sessions. In her free time, Emilie enjoys reading classic literature, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.