Skeena Lawson

Summer Student


Skeena grew up in Wet’suwet’en territory in Smithers, British Columbia. After completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History at Mount Allison University, Skeena worked on Parliament Hill through the non-partisan Parliamentary Internship Programme, and taught middle school English in France before starting law school. Skeena has just completed her third year at the University of Victoria in the Joint Degree Program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders. She is particularly interested in the nexus between environmental and aboriginal law pertaining to conservation, resource use, and land rights and title.

At UVic, Skeena tutors first year law students through the Amicus Program, has volunteered with the Indigenous Law Research Unit through Pro Bono Students Canada, and is a volunteer advocate with the Together Against Poverty Society.

In her spare time Skeena loves to ski, cycle, and play the piano.