Maggie House

Articling Student

Background & Experience

Maggie’s previous career in government sparked her interest in labour rights. She became a shop steward, a role she held for several years before starting law school.

During law school, Maggie was the president of several law student clubs, including the UVic Labour and Employment Law Club. Maggie became a Program Coordinator of the UVic Law Branch of Pro Bono Students Canada for the 2015-2016 term, creating, implementing and overseeing over thirty discreet pro bono projects benefitting community organizations in Victoria, BC. She was also a Submissions Manager for UVic’s law journal Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform for Volume 19.

Maggie has volunteered for the Together Against Poverty Society assisting in litigation preparation, Correctional Services Canada performing offender reintegration work, and has served on numerous boards of directors in her community. She has also worked with animal welfare organizations, performing a spectrum of volunteer roles all the way from foster care to legal research.

Education

University of Victoria Law School – Juris Doctor (2016)
Simon Fraser University – Bachelor of Arts (2010)
Douglas College – Diploma in Criminology (2008)

Awards & Rankings

Madam Justice Guijano Award (2016)
BC Law Foundation Public Interest Award (2016)
UVic Law Student Society Bronze Tie Award (2016)
Canadian Bar Association BC Law School Entrance Scholarship, 1st Place
Recipient (2013)
Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Scholarship 2009 & (2010)
Ken Caple Scholarship (2008)
Irving K. Barber Award (2008)
M. H. (Bill) Morfey Scholarship (2007)

Publications

Arbitral Estoppel Post-“Nor-Man”: A Brief Overview (2015) - Published by the National Academy of Arbitrators, co-authored with Arbitrator Arne Peltz

Interests

Workers’ rights
Access to justice
Animal rights law
Substantive equality