Isabelle Lefroy

Summer Student

  • llefroy@jfklaw.ca

Isabelle is thrilled to be a summer student at JFK Law.

She holds a BA in literature from McGill University, and a master’s degree from the University of Victoria in interdisciplinary studies in the Law Faculty and Indigenous Governance department. Her thesis examines the ongoing capitalist and colonial appropriation of Indigenous knowledge and cultural expressions, including exploring this problem within Indigenous laws to offer suitable remedies.

During the last year of her graduate work, Isabelle had the privilege of working at the Indigenous Law Research Unit at UVic, collaborating with the Cowichan and Lower Similkameen Nations and their oral stories to identify and articulate those communities’ water management laws. Last summer, she worked at West Coast Environmental Law, where she further developed her interest in the intersection between Indigenous legal orders, Aboriginal law, and environmental justice.

Isabelle is currently a law student at UBC. She has volunteered her time through Pro Bono Students Canada at West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund and Community Legal Assistance Society. She also served as an assistant editor at the UBC Law Review. Isabelle is a settler living on Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam territory. She likes hiking, playing the cello, and walking her dogs.

Highlights

Publications

Naomi Moses hosting Pivot Legal Society’s Webinar on July 7, 2020

Naomi Moses is hosting Pivot Legal Society’s upcoming free webinar States of Inequality: Pivot’s Response to COVID-19 on July

Clayton Leonard speaks about water in The Narwhal

Clayton Leonard speaks about emerging water issues caused by climate change in The Narwhal’s in-depth article Alberta wrestles with