Marie-Denise Vane


Law Student

Marie-Denise Vane will join the Lavery team as a student in the summer of 2021, and will be articling with the firm in 2022. She is currently pursuing her law degree at McGill University.

During her law studies, Marie-Denise completed an internship with a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec and with the Montreal | Laval legal aid office in immigration law. She has also worked as a research assistant for the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In addition, she has participated in the International Human Rights Internship Program of her Faculty. She then worked for the Legal Services Board of Nunavut, in family law and child protection, and in criminal law.

On the strength of these experiences, Marie-Denise has a great interest for litigation. She is currently participating in the Laskin moot court competition in administrative and constitutional law. She is also acting as a mentor for CEGEP students for the CSQ-Juripop moot court competition, in which she has already participated herself.

Professional and community activities

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, 2018–present, Volunteer
  • Mobile Legal Clinic, 2019–2020, Volunteer


B.C.L./J.D., joint degree in Civil Law and Common Law, McGill University, expected to be completed in 2021

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Needs Feminism Because – McGill Chapter, 2018–present, Co-Coordinator
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