Erin MacLean
Summer Student

Erin MacLean was a Temporary Articled Student with Waugh & Associates this past summer and will be Articling with Waugh & Associates in May 2024.

Erin was born and raised in Northern British Columbia (Treaty 8 territory). She now resides on Vancouver Island, living in traditional, unceded Lekwungen territory and working within the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As, and Stz’uminus First Nations.

Erin has always had an interest in criminal law and a passion for ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and with dignity. It is particularly important to Erin that individuals are not bullied by the State or its actors and that everyone’s Charter rights are upheld. Prior to attending law school, Erin worked in a variety of fields adjacent to the criminal justice system where she gained valuable experience with a diverse clientele. Among other things, her previous employment focused on brain injury, mental health, addictions, and youth justice. During this time, Erin observed the critical role that lawyers played within these systems so she decided to head back to school and study law.

Erin is completing her last year of law school at the University of Victoria and will be graduating from the Joint Degree Program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID) in May 2024.

Bachelor of Science, Psychology – University of Victoria
Juris Doctor/Juris Indigenarum Doctor - University of Victoria Faculty of Law, 2024 (Expected)