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New associate joins Gillian Hnatiw & Co.

Friday, June 04, 2021 @ 3:39 PM | By John Chunn


Gillian Hnatiw & Co. announced that associate Laura Snowdon has joined the firm.

According to the firm’s press release, Snowdon received her LL.M. in international legal studies from New York University, which she attended as a Hauser Global scholar, the Thomas M. Franck scholar in international law and the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Ruth Binnie fellow. She earned her J.D. from Western University, where she was a Blakes scholar and the recipient of the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for achieving the highest standing in the first year of the program, as well as a number of other academic awards.

During law school, Snowdon volunteered with the Family Law Project at Pro Bono Students Canada and for the Sexual Assault Centre London. She also worked as a legal research assistant to professor Melanie Randall, specializing in human rights law, intimate partner sexual violence and trauma-informed approaches to law.

She articled as a clerk to Chief Justice George Strathy, Justice Eileen Gillese and Justice David Watt at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The following year, she clerked for Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 2018.