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.
In 2019, he was awarded the Ronald L. Watts Award from an international jury of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies.