Ashley Major

Ashley Major, Research Associate

Ashley Major (BA, JD, LLM) is a lawyer in Toronto, Canada and an alumna of the IHRP (2017). Ashley specializes in issues of criminal law and gender-based violence. In 2012, she convocated with a degree in Human Justice (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina. Ashley worked for two years as a domestic violence counselor with the Regina Transition House. Ashley then attended law school at the University of Toronto. She interned at Human Rights Watch (Women’s Rights Division) in New York and at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic in Toronto during her law studies.

Ashley was called to the bar in 2018. She articled at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Criminal. In this role, she drafted facta and conducted legal research on criminal appeal files before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2019, Ashley convocated with an LLM in Public International Law (Advanced), specialising in International Criminal Law, from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.