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CHRISTINA
Caron

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2006

Expertise: aboriginal and constitutional law  |  administrative law  |  litigation

Christina Caron is a lawyer who holds a master's degree in law with a specialization in constitutional and Indigenous law. She supports various First Nations in their day-to-day political and land governance as well as in litigations involving constitutional issues. She has developed valuable experience in specific claims where the federal Crown's fiduciary obligations toward First Nations are in question.

Caron specializes in the drafting of legal opinions and appeal briefs challenging the rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, particularly with respect to the validity of laws and government actions. 

Since 2014, she has taught Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, and Principles of Public Law at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke. She has pursued doctoral studies in the sociology of law with a focus on the perception and interpretation of human rights and freedoms. She has been awarded two prestigious research grants.

 

Assistant: Annie Gagné Levasseur

Expertise

  • Aboriginal and constitutional law
  • Administrative law
  • Litigation

Education

  • Master of Laws (2012)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2006) 
 

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2019 to present)
  • Joli-Coeur Lacasse (Québec City, 2018-2019) 
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (2016-2018) 
  • Université de Sherbrooke (2014-2015) 
  • Dionne Schulze (Montréal, 2008-2012) 
  • McCarthy Tétrault (Québec City, 2005-2007)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • University courses at the Université de Sherbrooke: Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law
  • University courses at the Université du Québec à Montréal: Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, Principles of Public Law 

Associations, committees, boards

  • President - Saint-Michel Elementary School Council (Sillery) 

Distinctions

  • Joseph Armand-Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship in Honour of Nelson Mandela from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2018) 
  • Doctoral Recruitment Excellence Award from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2016)