Five McGill Law students and recent grads tapped to clerk at Supreme Court of Canada

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Published: 10Apr2019
Left to right: Nikolas De Stefano, Mélisande Charbonneau-Gravel, Jesse Hartery, Tiran Rahimian Bajgiran. Not pictured: Liam Harris.

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that five have been selected from among McGill Law students and recent graduates to serve as law clerks to justices of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2020-2021:

  • Nikolas De Stefano: Justice Abella
  • Mélisande Charbonneau-Gravel: Justice Martin
  • Jesse Hartery: Justice Gascon
  • Tiran Rahimian Bajgiran: Chief Justice Wagner
  • Liam Harris, BCL/LLB’18: Justice Gascon (not pictured on photo)

Law clerks research points of law, prepare memoranda to help judges prepare for hearings and writing decisions, and generally assist with the work of the Court. Law students, LLM candidates and recent graduates from across Canada apply for these prestigious positions. Over the last 10 years, one in five Supreme Court clerks has been a student or recent graduate of the Faculty.

“We’re proud to learn that again this year McGill-trained jurists have been chosen to clerk at our country’s highest court,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “The consistently strong McGill Law representation at the Supreme Court of Canada is a testament to our integrated, bilingual program and to how rigorously it prepares future jurists to navigate complex legal issues with no single right answer. We wish these students great success in an exciting chapter of their professional lives.”

Congratulations to our newest cohort!