Jacynthe Ledoux


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Jacynthe Ledoux is an associate at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. She has a diverse practice, serving First Nations in environmental law matters, specific claims, constitutional law, Aboriginal law and treaty rights, energy law, natural resources and human rights issues. Jacynthe thrives in analysing complex judicial problems of overlapping jurisdictions. Her openness to civil law, common law and Indigenous legal traditions makes her prepared to finding original solutions to intricate legal issues.

Jacynthe is a member of the Bar of Quebec since 2011. Before moving to Toronto, she served as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Michèle Pauzé at the Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec, and practiced energy law and Aboriginal law in a Quebec law firm specializing in serving Indigenous communities.

Jacynthe has two degrees from Université de Montréal, in international studies and in law, as well as an LL.M. in environmental law from McGill University, obtained with Honours. Her thesis explored interactions between Indigenous legal orders and State legal orders through an analysis of the jurisprudence of wampum belts, and won the prize of the best thesis in law in Quebec. Jacynthe has also taught Aboriginal Law as a sessional lecturer at the Université de Montréal. Her second LL.M. degree in Canadian Common Law at Osgoode Hall Law School will soon make her eligible to become a member of the Bar of Ontario.

Honours & Awards

  • Best LL.M. Thesis of Quebec – Association des Professeur(e)s de droit du Québec / Lexis Nexis, 2016
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University, 2012
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2006-2007