Ashley Light

Ashley graduated from the combined JD/BCL program at McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, during which she conducted now-published scientific research.

While at law school, Ashley was the Executive Editor of the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law and a Teaching Assistant for the Faculty’s 1L legal research and writing course taught by Dean Robert Leckey.

Before joining Osler, Ashley worked in outreach and communications for several non-profit organizations.

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 24, 2024

    Nunavut to take control of Crown land within territory following devolution agreement with Canada

    Last week, the federal government agreed to transfer control of Crown lands in Nunavut to the territory by April 2027. We look at the history of...

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    Nunavut to take control of Crown land within territory following devolution agreement with Canada
  • Osler Update Dec 5, 2023

    Alberta introduces new ‘streamlined trial’ process, replacing summary trials

    Last month, Alberta amended its Rules of Court to introduce a new “streamlined trial” process. We look at what’s behind the change, how it...

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  • Osler Update Nov 20, 2023

    Canada, B.C. and First Nations Leadership Council sign agreement on conservation and land management

    Earlier this month, Canada, British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council signed a new non-binding agreement establishing an approach to...

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  • Osler Update Oct 20, 2023

    Court finds British Columbia liable for misfeasance in public office for decisions denying regulatory permits

    A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision regarding misfeasance in public office has important implications for future claims against government in the...

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Community Involvement

  • McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, Senior Editor
  • Rooted: An Indigenous Law Publication, Editor



McGill University, BCL/JD (Dean’s Honour List)

University of Alberta, BSc in Environmental & Conservation Sciences (Dean’s Medal)


  • English
  • French