Julia Tousaw is from Goderich, Ontario and was a member of the Charter Class of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, where she focused her studies on Aboriginal law and Indigenous legal traditions before graduating with the silver medal. Julia finished law school with a total of 12 months' work experience in criminal and family law, having worked as a law student for Legal Aid Ontario in Thunder Bay and Timmins, and for the Crown Attorney's Office in Kenora.
Julia went on to article at a Crown Attorney's Office in southern Ontario. She was called to the Bar in June 2017 and spent her first year of practice prosecuting offences under the Criminal Code as an Assistant Crown Attorney. She switched gears in June 2018 when she joined Hensel Barristers as an Associate. She has never looked back.
Julia is an avid runner, fiddler and paddler. She is published in the Indigenous Law Journal.