Christopher Buchanan ('11)

2011 Environmental MELP Graduate

Upon graduating from the Schulich School of Law, I moved to Vancouver to article for a national law firm, Miller Thomson. During my articles, I assisted with several cases involving environmental and aboriginal law. After I was called to the bar, I became an associate at a small litigation firm, Lesperance Mendes, practicing in the areas of contaminated sites, construction defect litigation, and strata property law. As of August 6, 2013, I will return to my hometown of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to work as a Legal Counsel for the territorial Department of Justice. Part of my work will include the implementation of the historic NWT Final Devolution Agreement, which transfers the federal government’s jurisdiction over the territory’s water, land, and resource development to the Government of the Northwest Territories.