CCIJ Toronto Welcomes Heather Keachie, Our New Fellow

Heather Keachie, CCIJ FellowHeather is an associate lawyer in Toronto practicing corporate law with a focus on small business and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of King’s College, Halifax; an MA in international relations from the Munk School, University of Toronto; and a JD/LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. During law school Heather was an associate editor of the Journal for International Law and International Relations, and researched and wrote on numerous areas of international governance. She also received the A. Alan Borovoy Prize in Civil Liberties.

After law school, Heather clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. The next year she went to teach law at the University of The Gambia, West Africa, developing curricula and helping to launch a legal aid clinic. Her courses included Public International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Mooting and Trial Advocacy. She also coached the first ever Gambian Jessup team, and took them to the final rounds in Washington, D.C., where they were awarded Best New Team for 2012. She recently returned from a month long field research project in Niger looking at the legal protection and educational framework available to children with disabilities.

Heather has also been involved in Canadian politics and continues to volunteer with several not-for-profit organizations in Toronto and Ottawa. We are very fortunate to have her on  board.

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