"I focused my articling search on northern opportunities and was delighted to meet the team at Lawson Lundell LLP in Yellowknife. The wide range of legal issues in the north, the integrity of the team, and the excellent articling program makes this the perfect opportunity for me to learn and grow."

Scott Parker is an articling student in the Yellowknife office of Lawson Lundell LLP.

Scott graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law (with Distinction). Scott also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management, where he specialized in ethnic, political and security issues.  Scott’s thesis explored the value of pre-investment conflict analysis for Canadian junior resource companies operating in southern Africa.

In law school, Scott focused his studies on areas of international law, mediation, wills and estates, environmental law, and developed a special interest in litigation and trial advocacy. He volunteered with Student Legal Services legal education project, the criminal law project and the human rights project.  Scott also served on the executive of the Indigenous Law Students’ Association as well as the D.I.E. Board, the administrative tribunal overseeing disputes within the University Student Council.

Prior to joining the firm, Scott was Director of Operations and Community Engagement Leader at Tanate Wilderness in Botswana.  He worked closely with remote, marginalized communities to developed sustainable and equitable tourism operations. Scott also owned a media production company, Picture Engine Editing Service Inc., and provided production services to film and television as well as innovating in community-based film making. Scott has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries, but is always drawn back to home to Canada.

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  • Law Society of Northwest Territories, Articled Student
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

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Athabasca University (M.BA., 2005)

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