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Rachel Meland

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Rachel Meland

Articling Student
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
English | French

Rachel Meland is an articling student in our Toronto office. She has recently completed her B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University, where she also graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry.

Rachel was the recipient of the E. Leo Kolber Entrance Scholarship and was awarded the Harry Batshaw Prize and the MacKay Award for her academic achievements. Rachel was also the winner of The Supreme Court of Canada in Fifty Years National Essay Competition and a member of the winning McGill team for the 2018 IBFD International Tax Law Competition.

Prior to starting her legal studies, Rachel spent a summer working at a biotech start-up in Ohio, where she helped the company prepare for the clinical validation of its pharmacogenetics tests.

As an undergraduate student, Rachel was awarded the John M. Walkley Jt. R.C.N.V.R Memorial Award, the Alfred David G. Arthurs Scholarship in Chemistry, and the FMRC Bellini Family Scholarship in Science.


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  • “How Class Actions Have Shaped Litigation Financing Law in Canada,”Canadian Class Action Review, 2019, Vol. 14, Issue 2
  • “Locating the Public Interest in Patent Law” (co-author: E. Richard Gold), Supreme Court Law Review, 2019, Vol. 90, 2nd Series
  • “AI and the Future of Appellate Court Judging: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Workshop on Juris-informatics,” Tokyo: JSAI, 2017, 48
  • Netrin-1-Regulated Distribution of UNC5B and DCC in Live Cells Revealed by TICCS,” (co-authors: A.A. Gopal, B. Rappaz, I.B. Martyn, P.D. Dahlberg, I.V. Beamish, T.E. Kennedy, and P.W. Wiseman), Biophys. J., February 2016, Vol. 110, No. 3, pp. 623-634