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Kelly Forestier

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Kelly Forestier

Summer Law Student
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Language(s): English | French

Kelly Forestier is a summer student in Smart & Biggar’s Montréal office. She is currently completing her J.D. at the University of Montréal.

Kelly graduated Cum Laude in Law from the University of Ottawa, earning scholarships and Dean's List recognition throughout her academic years. In addition, she was an Editor and the Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief for the Faculty of Civil Law newspaper, Le Flagrant Délit. Her contribution was recognized by peers and earned her a nomination for the communication and journalism mallet.

During her legal studies, Kelly participated in the Harold G. Fox Moot competition (2018-2019). As a Research Assistant, she conducted doctrinal and jurisprudential research in European law on patents and the appropriation of ancestral knowledge of indigenous communities by pharmaceutical companies (2019-2020). Between 2022 and 2024, Kelly served as a Pro Bono Student at a local law firm, providing invaluable legal assistance in immigration and refugee law.

Kelly has a deep passion for both arts and sciences, which naturally led her to pursue intellectual property law. Her experience at the Harold G. Fox Moot inspired her to delve deeper in this field. She is excited to join Smart & Biggar and is drawn to the firm’s expertise in IP litigation and its strong presence across Canada.


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  • “Extraterritoriality in the national intellectual property systems of the United States, England, Canada and Australia”, thesis, University of Montréal, 2024
  • Rapporteur, Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) (published reports: A2; D2; F1), Ottawa, 2019