Shealagh K. Mooney
Shealagh Mooney was born and raised in Warman, Saskatchewan. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Saskatchewan with a major in Sociology in 2012, spending her final two years on the Dean’s Honour List. After a year of working and travelling she returned to the University of Saskatchewan College of Law to complete her Juris Doctor in 2016.
During her time at the College of Law she was a Member at Large of the student social justice advocacy group, Just Rights. The goal of Just Rights was and still is to educate the members of the community on human rights generally, as well as on human rights law, legal issues, and the related organizations and institutions, both domestically and internationally. Shealagh worked as an editor for the school paper, the Caveat Lector, during her third year of law school where she was responsible for obtaining article submissions from the student body, subsequently editing them, and providing article submissions herself when needed.
During her time with the University of Saskatchewan, Shealagh had the fortune of completing a summer term study abroad in China and Taiwan where she focused on learning the local religions and customs and attempted to learn Mandarin. She later returned to China as a research assistant, studying Chinese Buddhism and spending time on the Buddhist mountains of Putuoshan and Emeishan. Over the years she has volunteered for the Ministry of Social Services, at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, and in various roles for the Irish Pavilion at Saskatoon’s Folkfest. When she is not in school or working she enjoys yoga, jogging, and keeping saltwater reef aquariums.
Shealagh moved to Regina to join Willows Wellsch Orr & Brundige LLP as an articling student in 2016, and became an associate in 2017.