Laura Edwards

Articling Student

  • ledwards@jfklaw.ca
  • P 250-405-1865
  • C 780-977-6207
  • 816-1175 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2E1

Laura Edwards is an articling student at the Victoria office. Originally from Red Deer, Alberta, (Treaty 6 and 7) they are grateful to be living as a guest on Coast Salish territory.

Laura holds a Juris Doctor specializing in Environmental Law and Sustainability from the University of Victoria. During law school Laura completed a clinical term with UVic’s Environmental Law Centre and was the president of OUTLaws and the Law Student’s Society.

Prior to law, Laura worked as a field biologist/ecologist in Alberta specializing in wetlands, riparian areas, and impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Through their work experience and education they have developed a deep appreciation of the environmental challenges that intersect with the law and communities. Confronting what it means to be a settler, Laura is drawn to the practice of Aboriginal law because they believe that defending Indigenous rights is the only way to repair the damage done by the colonial legal system. They believe settlers must engage in reconciliation by using their skills and resources to work towards decolonizing themselves and the land around them.

In Laura’s spare time they love to travel and be outside as much as possible. They enjoy hiking, cycling, and swimming, and they regularly train for and compete in triathlons.

 

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