Heather Warren


Heather Warren is our Student-at-Law and is also assisting with Professor Sankoff’s Criminal Defence Essentials. Heather is has recently completed her third year of McGill University’s 3.5-year combined B.C.L./J.D. Program. Passionate about constitutional and criminal law, she has been extensively involved in civil liberties and human rights projects. Most notably, she volunteered on UCLA Law’s Covid-19 Behind Bars Data Project, which served to shed light on the reality of the pandemic in carceral facilities. In 2021, Heather was awarded the G.I. Smith Memorial Trust Award for volunteer involvement in public and community affairs.

With a love for criminal law and advocacy, Heather partook in various informal mooting events in anticipation of joining a competitive mooting team. Most recently, she was a member of McGill University’s third-place winning team at the Gale Cup, Canada’s premier national bilingual mooting competition.

This academic year, Heather enjoyed a position as a caseworker at a student-run legal information clinic, which operated to serve the community at a Montreal day shelter. She has also had the chance to share her passion for the law by acting as a teaching assistant to first-year constitutional law students.

Before pursuing a B.C.L. and J.D., Heather earned a B.A. Psychology (with distinction) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.