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Mélina Cardinal-Bradette Étudiante/Summer student Montréal

Mélina Cardinal-Bradette

Associate Fasken
Language(s) Portuguese, Spanish, French, English
Office(s) Montréal

Mélina joined Fasken after completing her third year of law school at Université Laval. While in law school, she conducted a trade mission in Mexico, representing a Quebec company active in the renewal energy sector. 

She also studied law in Brazil for a semester. After graduating from law school, Mélina moved to California to complete a master’s degree in international law where she focused on social corporate responsibility, especially in the technology and agriculture sectors. These experiences led her to conduct field research and investigation in Côte d’Ivoire and to work at a law firm in Los Angeles. Parallelly, Mélina has acted as a legislative consultant in California for a Dutch company.

  • Best Oralist, Division A, Dean’s Cup (Université Laval) (2017)
  • Recipient, “Leadership et développement durable” scholarship, Social and humanitarian category, Université Laval (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Cegep Champlain - St. Lawrence (2011-2013)
  • Honourable mentions for French and German, Cegep Champlain – St. Lawrence (2013)
Date Client


  • LLM, Berkeley University of California
  • LLB Laval University

Community involvement

  • Member of the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic at Université Laval (since December 2016)
  • Member of the Human Rights Law Clinic at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil (Winter 2016)
  • Volunteered with Pro-Bono Canada to draft a legal guide for new immigrants in Québec City (2015-2016)
  • Student representative at Université Laval for the Campagne Communauté Universitaire (2015)
  • Volunteered for Immigrant and Refugee Reception and Integration, Centre multiethnique de Québec (2014-2015)
Article, Co-Author Memorandum on Artificial Intelligence and Child Rights UNICEF
Speaker Migrer et disparaitre Conférence sur le phénomène des disparitions forcées ou involontaires
Speaker AI for Social Impact conference Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, Berkeley
Speaker Generation AI, the Impacts of AI on Child Rights World Economic Forum, San Francisco