Renée Mulligan | Board of Directors

Renée Mulligan is a lawyer with the Policy and Legislation Division, B.C. 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.  She was called to the bar in 2003 and has worked with the provincial government since 2005.  Her work with the ministry specializes in leading law reform projects related to civil law, human rights, and statutory officer statutes.  She traveled to Botswana during law school as a student intern with World University Service of Canada which solidified her interest in international development and human rights. She is a long-standing and active supporter and advocate for the Karenni Social Development Center, a refugee school teaching human rights located in Northern Thailand. She has advocated for a variety of international issues on behalf of LRWC since 2014, including by addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Renée has supervised and mentored dozens of law students during her career with the B.C. government and with Pro Bono Students Canada, and is actively involved with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria.