Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Trinity College, 2016
Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2019

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers

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Since her involvement with HanVoice Support Association, which is Canada’s largest not-for-profit on North Korean human rights and refugees, Jiwon has been an active advocate for refugee rights.

In her last year of law school, Jiwon was the co-chair of the University of Ottawa law school chapter of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. Her most recent work in immigration and refugee law includes working as a research assistant for Professor Jamie Liew on issues of statelessness, for Professor Allan Rock on a collaborative project with the World Refugee Council, and for the Refugee Hub on complementary pathways of resettlement for refugees.

Before joining Kaminker & Associates Immigration Law, Jiwon worked as a summer student at the Advocates for Public Interest Law in South Korea and as a student caseworker at the Refugee and Criminal Law Clinic at the University of Ottawa.