Kristina Wollf

Kristina Wolff

2024 First-Year Summer Class, Toronto

Law School
University of Toronto
McGill University

Kristina looks forward to working with global organizations to deepen her understanding of different markets and building connections across borders throughout her legal career.

She is interested in competition law and how it engages with issues that have direct impacts on consumers and businesses.

Kristina was awarded the 2023 Stewart Cup 1L Moot – First Place Respondent.

Aside from your studies, what else do you like to spend time doing?

Growing up, and through university, I was a competitive alpine ski racer. I went to a high school where, in the winter, we would go to school for only half of the day and then ski the rest of the day. Although I continued skiing throughout university, I’ve since “retired,” and I now enjoy skiing for fun and appreciate the opportunity to spend time outside with friends.

What are the essential qualities of a good lawyer? How do you display those qualities?

I believe that the best lawyers are not only diligent problem-solvers but are also great communicators and listeners. Last year, I worked with startup companies led by engineers. This challenged me to tailor my communication to better fit the way they think, which is sometimes different than how a lawyer might present information to other lawyers. I believe this is a crucial skill for lawyers, as clients may not always have the same legal training as you, and need to receive information in a way that is effective for them.

Is there an organization that means a lot to you? And how are you involved?

Stardust Startups is a non-profit that provides support to emerging social and environmental entrepreneurs, founded in memory of Angus Moloney, a young entrepreneur. I became involved with Stardust Startups as an intern. Although I never met Angus, I was touched by his story and value the opportunity to be a part of the organization’s impact on emerging entrepreneurs across the globe. I now serve as a member of the Board of Directors, and it is so gratifying to see how Stardust Startups continues to catalyze socially- and environmentally-conscious entrepreneurial innovation.