UNB Law grad to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for a second consecutive year

Author: Ed Bowes

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Category: Students

Third-year UNB Law student Erik Arsenault has been selected to clerk for The Hon. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada. Erik will begin his one-year term in August of 2022 following the completion of a clerkship at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

This marks the second year in a row that a UNB Law student has secured a clerkship at Canada’s top court. These coveted positions are highly competitive, requiring academic excellence and a robust application process; candidates compete for one of 36 positions against hundreds of applicants from law schools across the country. Erik joins the company of Curtis Doyle (JD ‘20), who is set to begin his SCC clerkship this summer.

Students heading to the FCA and NBCA

Congratulations to graduating student Lori Wareham and second-year student Alden Spencer, who have both accepted clerkship positions with appellant courts. Lori will clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa for The Hon. J.D. Denis Pelletier, while Alden clerks at the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

“UNB Law students are competitive not only in Atlantic Canada but nationally,” said Dean, Michael Marin. “These clerkships are a testament to this, and speak to the hard work of our students and the dedication of our faculty members.”

Keep an eye out for our Spring 2021 edition of Nexus, coming in June, to hear more about these impressive students. UNB Law would also like to wish the best of luck to students who will begin their 2021 clerkships this August.

  • Curtis Doyle, Supreme Court of Canada
  • Erik Arsenault, Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Caitlin Gallant, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Dominque Goguen, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Shayna Levine-Poch, Federal Court of Canada
  • Charles White, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Sonny Xue, Tax Court of Canada