Heesoo Kim is a 2018-2019 articling student at Cassels Brock. She first joined the firm as a summer student in 2017.
Heesoo received her J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was active in her student community and has acted as a peer mentor and a Pro Bono student volunteer working on redrafting legal documents using plain language for public access. Heesoo has also worked as a student caseworker in the Criminal Law Division at Downtown Legal Services where she assisted clients with their criminal law matters and provided legal representation. In the fall of 2017, Heesoo spent a semester abroad at the University of Amsterdam where she took international business law courses.
Heesoo worked as a research assistant for Professor Trudo Lemmens, the Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto, from her first year summer until graduation. During this time she was a contributing author to an LCO Commissioned Paper, "Understanding the Relationship between Suffering and Capacity at the End-of-Life: A Pilot Study". She co-authored “Why Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation Should Be C(h)arter Compliant and What It may Help to Avoid” which was published in the McGill Journal of Law and Health in 2017.
Heesoo enjoys baking desserts, yoga and slam poetry as well as seeking new experiences and exploring her latest interests.