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Keith Sulzer

Articled Student

Keith Sulzer is an articling student at Lawson Lundell’s Yellowknife office. 

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Keith spent two months in Délı̨nę, Northwest Territories as part of the Osgoode Hall Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources and Governments. During this time Keith worked as part of the Délı̨nę Self-Government implementation team on various tasks including conducting legal research, drafting laws, and facilitating community workshops. While in the community Keith attempted  to learn as much as he could about the Sahtúot’ı̨nę, their history and culture. Keith endeavoured to incorporate these insights throughout his work. Following his placement Keith wrote a final paper titled (Re)Asserting the Sahtúot’ı̨nę Relationship with the Environment: Jurisdiction Over Land, Water and Resources in the Délı̨nę District.

Keith has also been a Law Co-op Student at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Yellowknife, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Departments of Industry, Tourism and Investment,  and the GNWT Department of Justice. During these placements Keith conducted legal research on criminal law and land management regulation, gained exposure to legislative and contract drafting, and worked directly with victims in the criminal justice system.

Recognition and Ranking

  • Ronald F. MacIsaac Prize, University of Victoria (2015): awarded to a law student presenting the best paper on social justice, counselling/assisting abused children or environmental law. Keith was recognized with this award for his project titled “Indigenous Perspectives and the Best Interests of the Child Test”
  • Henning Faust Memorial Scholarship (2013) - University of Victoria, Faculty of Law
  • Inspiring Excellence Scholarship (2011) - ARC Resources LTD.
  • Roland Michener Award (2007) - Canada Games - Whitehorse, Yukon

Community Activities

  • University of Victoria Law Aboriginal Awareness Camp, Organizer, (2014 & 2015)
  • Speed Skating Canada, Athlete Representative (2009 - 2011)
  • Canadian Economic Minister at the G8/G20 Youth Summit, (May 2010)

Education

  • University of Victoria (J.D., anticipated spring/summer 2016)
  • University of Calgary (B.A. (with distinction) Economics, 2012) 

Personal Interests

  • Long Track Speed Skating, Canadian National Development, Team Member (2009-2011)
  • Lawson Lundell LLP - Yellowknife, NT, Student at Law (August 2016 - Present)
  • Law Student Placement - Délı̨nę, NT, Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government (DGG) implementation team (January - March 2016)
  • Law Co-op Student, Yellowknife, NT, Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Winter 2015)
  • Law Co-op Student, Yellowknife, NT, Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Government of the Northwest Territories (Summer 2014)
  • Law Co-op Student, Department of Justice, Yellowknife, NT, Government of the Northwest Territories (2 weeks, Summer 2014)