Michelle C. Korpan

Michelle C. Korpan

Michelle Korpan holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with High Honours from the University of Regina and a Juris Doctor with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Michelle was awarded the top graduating award from her college as a Bachelor of Arts student, ranked in the top one percent of her faculty, and received numerous prizes for academic achievement and community involvement. As a Juris Doctor student, she received the Law Society of Saskatchewan Bronze Medal for obtaining the third highest overall academic average in her graduating class. She also received several other awards recognizing her academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. As a law student, she was a member of the Saskatchewan Law Review editorial board, a teaching assistant, a member of student extracurricular groups, and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada and Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City, a poverty law clinic in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan.

Michelle has employment and volunteer experience in the non-profit sector with both performing arts organizations and organizations that provide assistance to youth, immigrants, people with disabilities, and impoverished community members. Within the legal field, she has worked as a research assistant for the Canadian Judicial Council and the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law, at a private full-service law firm, and for several organizations that provide free legal services to low income people in Saskatchewan. Michelle recently completed her articles with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan under Justices Georgina Jackson and Jacelyn Ryan-Froslie.

Michelle is passionate about community service and hopes to have a career centered on helping people, promoting justice, and improving her community. She is deeply interested in how social systems-such as the law-control, protect, privilege, and oppress people. Her specific interests in the legal field include criminal, regulatory, administrative, and poverty law. Michelle is excited to pursue these interests at Cambridge and is grateful for the support of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.


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