Senwung Luk

Partner

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Senwung Luk is a Partner at OKT. He has appeared in different levels of court, representing clients in Aboriginal and treaty rights litigation, as well as in negotiations and litigation arising from duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal communities.

Senwung received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he won awards for highest standing in Aboriginal law, civil liberties, and constitutional law courses. He served as law clerk to Mr. Justice John Evans of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada. Senwung also received a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford, where he wrote a master’s dissertation on the constitutional protection of Aboriginal self-government rights. Senwung did his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

While in law school, Senwung took part in the Intensive Program on Aboriginal Lands, Resources, and Governments, where he was posted to Inuvik, N.W.T., to work with the self-government negotiating teams of the Gwich’in and the Inuvialuit. He was also a senior editor at the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and a features editor of the Obiter Dicta student newspaper.

Senwung is a member of the Ontario bar.

Representative Work

  • Represented the Shibogama First Nations Council in the Supreme Court of Canada, in defence of the protection of Indigenous sacred spaces as Charter rights
  • Represented the Innu Nation before the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Utilities Board to ensure fair electricity rates for their communities
  • Represented the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in defence of their right to be consulted about energy projects that affect their harvesting rights
  • Led the expert selection process for a large land claim litigation

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