Lucas Mathieu - International Court of Justice (2020-2021)Lucas Mathieu (BCL/JD'20, Dean’s List) iis also a graduate of the Collège Universitaire of Sciences Po Paris and did part of his studies at the Universities of Chicago and Copenhagen. He will clerk at the International Court of Justice under the supervision of H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham.
Prior to joining the Court, Lucas interned in the Paris and Montreal offices of a boutique international law and dispute resolution firm. He passed the Quebec bar exam in June 2020 and will be articling during his fellowship at the ICJ.
During his studies at McGill, Lucas worked as a research assistant for Professors René Provost and Darren Rosenblum. He also interned in a local human rights organization in Burkina Faso, an international NGO specialized in human rights education, and three Montreal-based community legal clinics. Finally, he co-authored with Professor Richard Janda a book chapter on the impact of new technologies on corporate social responsibility in transnational supply chains, to be published by CIGI Press in October 2020.
Jan Nato - Permanent Court of Arbitration (2020-2021)Jan Nato (BCL/LLB'19) was born in the Philippines and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Prior to his legal studies, he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, training classically as a tenor.
He is presently completing his articles at Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office. He previously interned with Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Law Bureau and served as research assistant to Professor Johanne Poirier (Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism) and Professor Armand de Mestral (Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration). In 2019, he was awarded first prize in the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism. Firmly committed to access to justice, locally and globally, he volunteered for PINAY Québec’s Legal Information Clinic and worked with the Mile End Legal Clinic during his studies.
Jan was a member of the McGill team at the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. This experience deepened his understanding of dispute resolution and inspired him to pursue a career path reinforcing and pluralizing the international rule of law. He looks forward to contributing to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s important work.