Julia Roe is a JD candidate at Peter A. Allard School of Law. She completed an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and History at the University of Victoria. Throughout her degree, and for two years following graduation, Julia held various communications, public outreach, and volunteer coordination positions at several social and environmental non-profits.
Julia was motivated to pursue a legal career by the potential to use law as a powerful tool in the movement for environmental justice and climate action. While attending law school, Julia has been a research assistant on an environmental rights project that has provided her with the opportunity to learn about globally influential environmental cases and legal initiatives. Julia also participates in the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation’s experiential learning program in which she has contributed to the development of public interest cases, including youth climate litigation and judicial review of fossil fuel infrastructure decisions. Julia began with West Coast Environmental Law as a volunteer on the Street Legal Team and is very excited to be joining the organization as a Summer Law Student.
In her free time, Julia enjoys reading, painting, and anything active and outdoors. She can often be found cycling, kayaking or playing beach volleyball.