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Emily Lewsen Lawyer




Emily joined UPFH as an associate in 2019. She practices criminal law, both at the appellate and trial levels, and labour law. Previously, Emily articled at the Crown Law Office - Criminal, where she focused on appeals. She then gained trial experience at a criminal defence firm. In addition to litigation, Emily has worked as a copy editor, proofreader, and legal content editor for various legal publications.

Emily graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016. While at Osgoode, Emily did the Criminal Law Intensive, completed a semester in French at the University of Montreal, and served as an associate editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Emily also holds a certificate in Labour Law from the Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development Program.

Emily has a BA from McGill University, graduating with joint honours in English and history. She has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London, SOAS, graduating with distinction. Her dissertation is “Reeled In: The Settlement Project and the Evacuation of an Israeli Fishing Village from Gaza” (2014) 5:1 Settler Colonial Studies.

Emily teaches Legal Research and Writing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She also volunteers as duty counsel with the Summary Conviction Appeals program at the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario.

Emily is a member of the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.

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