As a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Meagan’s current practice focuses on contributing to the firm’s long-term litigation files. Meagan is keenly interested in intellectual property, First Nations trusts, and assisting Indigenous artists or arts organizations with the legal needs surrounding their work– and the roles that First Nation self-determination and prioritization of Indigenous laws have in forwarding this.
Meagan moved to the west coast after graduating from Queen’s University Faculty of Law. While studying at Queen’s, Meagan published editorial articles, policy papers, and a peer-reviewed article in Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform.
Prior to beginning here, Meagan contributed to international projects relating to human rights law, including a project actualizing refugee education rights in Turkey with the United Nations Development Program in Istanbul; as well as a stint with the Department of Legal Affairs of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Jerusalem, assisting the team’s work on international human rights issues—including refugee consideration, child protection, human rights-compliant contracting, and protection of cultural property.
With a strong background in international human rights law, Meagan is able to contextualize the importance that protecting rights and legal traditions has for social justice. Meagan seeks to apply legal knowledge in a way that prioritizes the long-term protection of rights, particularly where they are established but systemically not respected.