Laurence Asselin

Laurence Asselin

Student, Montréal

Law School
Université de Montréal
CÉGEP André-Laurendeau

Laurence is drawn to the intellectual challenge of legal practice and the fact that each case presents a unique set of challenges requiring customized solutions.

Laurence chose Davies for the opportunity to work on large and high-stakes matters while being supported by a close-knit and welcoming team.

What qualities do you think a good lawyer should have?

Not being afraid to continually rethink the law in light of societal issues, a lesson I learned while working on two law reform projects regarding class actions and elder rights. A good lawyer should also be involved in his or her community to keep a finger on the pulse of the needs of our society.

Is there an organization that means a lot to you?

The National Student Pro Bono Network. I have volunteered on several of its projects in such areas as women’s law, criminal law and housing rights. Through these experiences, I learned the importance of public legal education to facilitate access to justice for all.

When you are not in school you are…?

At the gym! I am a CrossFit and weightlifting enthusiast, and I love that each workout is different. Being surrounded by athletes who are just as competitive as I am makes it all the more enjoyable.