Caroline Magnan
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Counsel to the firm, Caroline has a general practice focused on appellate litigation and legal drafting.

Caroline is originally from Edmonton and Regina, and now lives in Calgary.

Caroline is an associate professor and director of the pan Canadian French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

Caroline is an editor for the decisions of the Alberta Law Society Tribunal. She is also a member of the consulting committee of, a pan Canadian database of legal terminology and resources, where she is responsible for making recommendations to the Board to improve content and awareness of the website.

Before joining the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Caroline worked as bilingual legal counsel for the Alberta Court of Appeal. In this position, she gained considerable experience in appeal matters. Caroline also previously worked as a tax lawyer in Calgary.

Caroline served as law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Caroline practices in English and French.

Law Societies

  • Ontario
  • Alberta


  • LL.M. (Harvard University – 2007)
  • LL.B (University of Ottawa – 2006
  • B.A. (McGill University – 2003)
  • Presentation: “L’accès à la justice en Alberta”, Annual Congress of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta, June 2016

  • Presentation: “Canadian Universities and the Syrian Refugee Crisis”, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, June 2016

  • Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Fédération des parents francophones de Colombie-Britannique, et al. v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, et al. SCC 38332 (Charter right to official language education – existence, nature and quality of schools across the province, scope of permissible s. 1 justifications, Charter damages)

  • Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia(Education), 2018 BCCA 305 (equivalency challenge to ministerial decisions as they relate to school funding)

  • Québec (Attorney General) (Ministry of Natural Resources) v Corneau, Quebec Court of Appeal, File number: 0005-MNC (scheduled for 27-28 February 2016) (Métis status under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982)

  • Caroline holds a Masters in law from Harvard University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded a scholarship from the Fondation Ricard. Her thesis focused on tax law (“The treatment of income deposit securities in the US and Canada” (2007)).

  • During law school, Caroline received numerous awards, notably the Yvon Blais award for the highest cumulative average in the French Common Law Program, the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and Contribution to the Faculty of Law (2006), the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Award (2006), the Ogilvy Renault Award for the highest cumulative average in the French Common Law Program after three semesters (2005), the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP award for the highest average in Corporate Law (2005) and the University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship (2004 and 2005).

  • During her studies in law, Caroline was a research assistant for Professor Gabrielle St-Hilaire in tax law and assisted Professor Denis Boivin with the drafting of an article on compensating children in tort law.

  • Caroline was also a research assistant at the South Pacific University in Vanuatu and helped manage the Faculty of Law’s legal aid clinic web site.

  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta

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