"Lawson Lundell was the clear choice for me. I was instantly drawn to the firm’s expertise in northern Canada and the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging files under the supervision of talented lawyers who exhibit remarkable warmth and kindness."

Gillian Thiel is an articling student in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell LLP.

Gillian obtained her JD from the University of British Columbia, where she earned a Specialization in Environment and Natural Resources Law certificate. She was the recipient of the Harper Grey LLP Prize in Environmental Law. During law school, Gillian volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, worked as a clinician in the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic, and organized the annual UBC Environmental Negotiation Competition.

Prior to her legal studies, Gillian completed graduate studies in the field of Arctic environmental science and worked for an environmental consulting firm in North Vancouver.

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member



  • Pro Bono Student at West Coast Environmental Law
  • Student Clinician at the Allard International Justice and Human Rights Clinic

News & Publications


University of British Columbia (J.D., 2022)

Queen’s University (M.Sc., 2018)

Queen’s University (B.Sc., 2016)


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