Prior to pursuing her LLB, Megan Kammerer attended the University of Alberta where she completed a BA majoring in English and minoring in Women’s Studies. After attending law school, Ms. Kammerer pursued a Masters of Law Programme in Public International Law at the University of Cambridge as a Chevening Scholar.
In law school, Ms. Kammerer was involved in the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. She recalls professors who taught her not only what the law is, but “what the law should be.”
Since her time at law school, Ms. Kammerer has led an accomplished career in international and human rights law, with a focus in gender equality and access to justice. Ms. Kammerer’s expertise has taken her to the United Stated, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Iraq. Furthermore, Ms. Kammerer has worked with the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She has also conducted research for the International Women’s Rights Project.
In May 2018, Ms. Kammerer was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by the Allard Law Alumni Association. This award recognizes an alumunus/alumna under 40 years of age whose endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service, or other areas are worthy of recognition and have brought honour to the school. Through her practice, Ms. Kammerer has not only identified that “you can judge a society by the way that it treats its women and girls,” but that, “you can judge a legal system by how accessible it is to women and girls.” Through her international advocacy, Ms. Kammerer has strived to reduce barriers to access to justice for women and girls marginalized in their communities.
Watch Ms. Kammerer’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award video to learn more.