Jesse Hartery is currently an articling student at the firm. He holds an Honours B.A. in History with a Minor in Asian Studies from the University of Ottawa, degrees in common law (LL.B.) and civil law (B.C.L.) from McGill University, and a graduate diploma in comparative federalism from the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism. During his legal studies, he also completed a program in Chinese Law at Shantou University.
While at McGill, he was a research assistant to Professors Johanne Poirier (holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism) and Yaëll Emerich (former Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law). He was also a teaching assistant in the Constitutional Law course.
In 2017-2018, he served as a Law Clerk to Justice Mark G. Peacock at the Superior Court of Québec. He will be clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2020-2021. Before joining the firm in 2018, Jesse worked for a summer in Toronto in the Crown Law Office (Civil) at the Ministry of Attorney General of Ontario.