Maya Gunnarsson joined Murdoch Archambault’s Montreal office as a lawyer in 2022 after working as a summer student and articling student with the firm. In addition to her law degrees from McGill University (B.C.L. & J.D., 2022), she holds a master’s degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University (M.A., 2015) and a bachelor’s degree in political science from McGill (B.A., 2012).
Me Gunnarsson previously interned at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section, where she used international law to promote Indigenous rights in various countries. She also worked as a policy researcher with a focus on equitable access to post-secondary education at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
During law school, she completed practicums with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Justice Department and the legal clinics at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, and Resilience Montreal. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Colleen Sheppard, focussing on constitutional law, human rights, and discrimination.
Me Gunnarsson has lived and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, and Geneva. Since joining Murdoch Archambault, she has worked in the areas of administrative law, governance, corporate law, and labour law, primarily in the territory of Eeyou Istchee.
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