Kaitlin Owens
Transitional Justice Scholar

Kaitlin Owens received her JD from the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Angus MacMurchy Gold Medal as well as the Gallant Ho Prize for ranking first overall in her graduating class.

During her studies, she worked extensively with the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto. Following law school, Kaitlin clerked for three judges at the Ontario Court of Appeal, the province’s highest court. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. After completing her clerkship, Kaitlin worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney, prosecuting criminal cases at the Ontario Court of Justice.

As a Hauser Global Scholar, Kaitlin will complete an LLM in International Legal Studies at New York University, specializing in international human rights law, transitional justice, and international criminal law. She is also the recipient of the 2017 John P. Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights Law.


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