Grace Wu (she/her/hers) is an associate in the Aboriginal Law Group at Cassels. Grace maintains a broad Aboriginal law practice, advising clients on matters pertaining to Indigenous-Crown relations and Indigenous rights. She also has experience with various litigation and public law matters, including those pertaining to administrative law and constitutional law and those of a regulatory nature.
Grace’s research interests focus on Aboriginal law, public law, and international human rights law. Her current research includes:
- “British Columbia’s Enactment of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act: A Step Towards Reconciliation?” (co-authored with Thomas Isaac, Key Developments in Aboriginal Law: Volume 2)
- “Called to Action: Impact of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on the Resource Extraction Sector” (co-authored with Emilie N. Lahaie, Key Developments in Aboriginal Law: Volume 2)
Grace is a member of the American Society of International Law, the Canadian Council on International Law, and the International Society of Public Law. She is also involved with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, serving as a judge for the Canadian Qualifying Rounds and the Global Rounds.
Grace received her J.D. degree from Western Law. While in law school, Grace was named to the Dean’s Honor List and was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for academic excellence and the Baker & McKenzie Award for excellence in research in the area of Public International Law.
Grace also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors Business Administration) degree from Ivey Business School at Western University.
Prior to joining Cassels as an associate, Grace was a summer and articling student at the firm.