Nicolas M. Rouleau
He frequently argues cases in French and English before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and in other provinces. He also provides advice and opinions on complex or novel legal matters, counsels Pape Barristers on appeals, and reviews potential Supreme Court of Canada cases for Pro Bono Law Ontario’s Supreme Court Leave to Appeal Assistance Project. He previously clerked for the Honourable Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nicolas strongly believes in public service and education, in Canada and abroad. Currently, he sits on Ontario’s Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs and on the boards of various NGOs. He lived for a few years in India and West Africa, where he worked and volunteered on issues of law, democracy, and international development; he continues to consult internationally on these issues. He has also taught courses on constitutional law, legal philosophy, and political philosophy at law schools in Canada and India, published widely on those issues, and hosted and curated Toronto’s popular interdisciplinary lecture series: The Treehouse Talks.
Nicolas holds a Master of the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford University and an LL.B. magna cum laude from the French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. He has also studied at the University of Toronto, where he is currently the co-chair of the Monday Club and a mentor at Massey College. He has received numerous academic scholarships.