Heather Donkers

Heather Donkers

B.A.(Hons), J.D. Candidate 2019 (Osgoode)

Heather graduated with honours from Queen’s University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Development Studies, a minor in Sociology, and a Certificate in Sexual and Gender Diversity. During her time at Queen’s, Heather interned in South Africa with a human rights organization. She went on to attend Osgoode Hall Law School, from which she will graduate in 2019 with her Juris Doctor degree.

During her first year at Osgoode, Heather volunteered with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and as an Associate Editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. She also worked as a Criminal Law Caseworker, defending clients charged with criminal offences, at the Community & Legal Aid Services Program. During her second year, Heather interned with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Switzerland, doing legal work in the Anti-Racial Discrimination Unit.

In between years of law school, Heather worked for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, working in the realms of policing, sentencing, and correctional law. She also published a paper in the Manitoba Law Journal, in their Second Special Issue on Criminal Law.

Heather currently represents the interests of over 4000 law students as President of the Law Students’ Society of Ontario. She is an active mooter, and will be competing in the Wilson Equality Moot in early 2019. Heather recently received the Equality Award from Aird & Berlis LLP and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.

Heather is passionate about all things relating to the criminal law and to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.