Renée Mulligan | Board of Directors

Renée Mulligan is a lawyer with the Justice Services Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General. She obtained her undergraduate degree in geography (B.A.) and her law degree (LL.B) from the University of British Columbia. Renée completed her articles with a criminal defence law firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was called to the bar in 2003, worked in private practice for two years, and has worked with the provincial government since 2005. Her work specializes in leading high-profile civil law, human rights, and administrative law reform projects, including the development of the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner in British Columbia with amendments to the Human Rights Code. Renée has trained, supervised and mentored over 20 law students and many new lawyers and policy analysts during her career with the provincial government. Renée is a long-standing and active supporter and advocate for the Karenni Social Development Center, a refugee-run school teaching human rights located near Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Since 2017 she has been a board member of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, and has advocated for a variety of international issues, including by addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Renée is actively involved with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria.