Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Krystal-Anne Roussel

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Law is pleased to welcome Krystal-Anne Roussel as the newly appointed Research Associate in Animal Law.

Krystal-Anne graduated in 2020 from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she pursued her research interests in animal law, environmental law, and Indigenous laws and legal traditions. During this time, she was the founder and president of the University of Ottawa Animal Justice Association and was co-president of the University of Ottawa Environmental Law Students’ Association.

While completing her studies, she was awarded the Newton Rowell Scholarship for academic excellence and interest in public service. She also has an undergraduate degree in criminology and anthropology from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick and a Certificate in Humane Education and Advanced Animal Legal Issues from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Krystal-Anne worked as a summer student with Animal Justice in 2018 and East Coast Environmental Law in 2019. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in May 2021 and articled with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). She continued to work for CELA as legal counsel and Water Policy Coordinator, Healthy Great Lakes and was awarded a TBCG Young Lawyers Mentorship Fund Award by CELA in November 2022.

Animal Law Digest – Canada Edition

In her role at the Faculty, Krystal-Anne will assist in producing content for the Animal Law Digest – Canada Edition, a free online resource that provides twice monthly updates on the development of animal law in Canada. The Digest is published by the Brooks Institute of Animals Rights Law, in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and under Professor Angela Fernandez’s leadership.

Subscribe to the Digest, and let Krystal-Anne know of any important animal law updates to be included by reaching her at animallawdigestcan.law@utoronto.ca.

Bora Laskin Law Library: Animal Law Research Guide 

An additional project is the Animal Law Research Guide in partnership with the Faculty's Bora Laskin Law Library. The guide includes a list of sources (books, chapters, book reviews, theses, journal articles, legislation, and leading cases) in Canadian animal law, perfect for students looking for a research paper topic and getting started in their literature review or for more senior scholars looking for orientation in terms of sources available in Canadian animal law.