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Kaymi Yoon-Maxwell

Summer Law Student

Kaymi (they/them and she/her) is part of the Summer 2022 law student intern cohort at West Coast Environmental Law. They have completed their second year in the joint degree program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID) at the University of Victoria (UVic) Faculty of Law. Kaymi holds a BA from the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a double major in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice (GRSJ) and Human Geography.

Prior to starting law school, Kaymi worked at West Coast LEAF as the Youth Program Coordinator and Pivot Legal Society as the Communications Associate. Last summer, they worked at both the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) and John Howard Society Pacific through a Law Foundation of BC Public Interest Work Placement. This past school year, they worked as a Program Coordinator at UVic’s Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Chapter. They have held volunteer researcher positions at Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) and the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and they currently volunteer on the Advocacy Committee at the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of BC (FACL BC), at the Community Legal Assistance Society of BC (CLAS BC)’s Human Rights Clinic, and at Access Pro Bono (APB).

Kaymi is a non-binary Jewish settler of mixed Korean/Scottish ancestry who is dedicated to intersectional feminist, decolonial, and anti-oppressive approaches to social and environmental justice. They love being by the ocean, cooking spicy food, and tending to their wide array of house plants, like a proper millennial plant-parent.