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Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Erin has worked for Wagners since 2020 as a law student and an articled clerk, focusing on class actions and medical malpractice. Before coming to law, Erin completed a master’s degree in genetics and a doctorate in biochemistry, publishing ten peer-reviewed articles and presenting at over ten national and international conferences. Much of Erin’s research was focused on genetic defects in metabolism, cell cycle regulation, and modeling rare diseases to identify potential drug targets.

Erin attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie, completing her law degree in 2021 with a Health Law and Policy specialization. During her degree, Erin had a placement with the Policy and Legislative Branch with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, co-authored an article on provincial roles in addressing genetic discrimination, and was a Student Clerk for the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Professional Memberships

  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

Education

  • Juris Doctor (Health Law and Policy), Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2021
  • Doctorate in Philosophy (Biochemistry), University of Ottawa, 2018
  • Master of Science (Genetics), University of Alberta, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours with First Class Distinction, Dalhousie University, 2005