Shalini Gunawardhane

B.A.Hon, (Carleton) J.D. (Queen’s)

Shalini graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Politics with a minor in Law. During her time at Carleton University, Shalini interned with Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the Humanitarian Affairs and Natural Disaster Relief Unit. She went on to attend Queen’s University Law School, graduating in 2017 with her Juris Doctor. Shalini completed her articles with a litigation boutique in Toronto.

During her time at Queen’s, Shalini volunteered with Queen’s Legal Aid, was an Ambassador for the faculty’s recruitment team, and obtained her Certificate in Public International Law through the Queen’s International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the United Kingdom. During her second year of law school, Shalini participated in the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot. It was during her time as a competitive mooter that she developed a keen interest in issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to criminal procedure, and the Charter.