Mélisande Charbonneau-Gravel
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Committed to upholding equality rights and to increasing awareness of various issues in Canadian law, Mélisande focuses her practice on constitutional law and human rights.

Mélisande’s legal interests include constitutional law, aboriginal law as well as human rights, with a particular focus on equality rights. She also has a deep interest in family law issues.

Originally from Rouyn-Noranda, Mélisande completed her legal studies at McGill University, where she held several positions that have greatly influenced and informed her current practice. She was a research assistant in the field of constitutional law, a role that has allowed her to develop a significant expertise with respect to intergovernmental agreements and the division of powers. Mélisande also performed research in the field of family law. Additionally, she was a student law clerk to Justice Frédéric Bachand, who now sits on the Court of Appeal of Quebec, and to Justice Pierre C. Gagnon of the Superior Court of Quebec.

Throughout law school and her professional career, she has been committed to upholding equality rights and to increasing awareness of disability issues in Canadian law. She acted as Coordinator of the Rathlyn Disability & the Law Program of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and she was a legal intern at Dans la Rue.

Mélisande joined Power Law after working as a professional researcher for the Crepeau Centre in Private and Comparative Law and clerking for Justice Sheilah L. Martin of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mélisande obtained her degrees in common law and civil law and practices in English and French. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Law Societies

  • Quebec
  • Ontario


  • LL.B. (McGill University – 2019)
  • B.C.L. (McGill University – 2019)
  • Seminar presented to the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, « Les ententes intergouvernementales relatives aux forces policières autochtones » (June 2018)

  • Speaker at the “Constitutional Moment” organized by the MacKell Chair in Federalism on “The Constitution of Canada, 2017: Reinventing the fundamental law of a plurinational State” (November 2017)

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