Negina Khalil



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Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2021)
  • JD (British Columbia, 2020)
  • BA, first class with distinction (Simon Fraser, 2015)
  • AA (Douglas College, 2012)

Negina is an associate lawyer based out of the firm’s Vancouver office.

Negina completed her articles in 2021 after summering at the firm in 2019. She obtained her juris doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.

As a law student, Negina worked as an external relations co-ordinator at the law school and as a review officer intern at WorkSafeBC, where she gained extensive experience in applying law and policy to render fair decisions in disputes and appeals. Negina was also actively involved within her law school community where she served in a number of volunteer positions including, vice president academic of the Allard Law Students’ Association, director of communications of the Allard Law Women’s Caucus Executive, and as a presenter in the Legal Education Outreach Program.

Prior to attending law school she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Simon Fraser University, graduating first class with distinction. She also worked as a senior research assistant, teaching assistant and a certified academic tutor. Negina is fluent in Dari/Farsi.

  • External Relations Student Co-ordinator, Peter A. Allard School of Law (Sept 2018 – April 2019)
  • Review Officer Intern, WorkSafeBC (May 2018 – Sept 2018)
  • Vice President, Academic (elected), Allard Law Student’s Society (2018-2019)
  • Director of Communications (elected), Allard Law Women’s Caucus Executive (2018-2019)
  • Academic Council Representative (elected), Allard Law Student’s Society (2017-2018)
  • Women’s Caucus Member, Allard Law Women’s Caucus (2017-2018)
  • Volunteer Presenter, Legal Education Outreach (2017-2018)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Adolescent Health Lab at Simon Fraser University (May 2015 – May 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University (Apr 2015 – Apr 2017)
  • Cards Advisor, RBC Royal Bank (May 2014 – Sept 2014)
  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Simon Fraser University (2013-2017)
  • Journal Editor, Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Psychology Journal (2015-2016)
  • Vice President, Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Student Research Award (September 2015, May 2015)
  • Honorable William M. Hamilton Scholarship, Simon Fraser University (2012-2014)
  • Class Valedictorian, Douglas College (2012)
  • Master Tutor Certificate (CRLA Level 3), College Reading & Learning Association (2012)
  • President’s Entrance Scholarship, Douglas College (2010-2012)
  • Grammar Memorial Scholarship (2010)


  • A Qualitative Person-Oriented Inquiry into Women’s Perspectives on Knowledge and Knowing: Tafreshi D., Khalil N., Racine T.P. Published in Human Development (2018)

Conference Presentations:

  • American Psychological Association Conference: An Example of How Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis Can Inform One Another. Denver, CO, United States (August 2016).
  • Canadian Psychological Association Conference: Evidence That Recalling Past Pro-environmental Behaviour Reduces Negative Affect. Victoria, BC, Canada (June 2016).
  • International Attachment Conference: Attachment Security is related to More Positive Parental Expectations for Adolescence. London, UK (June 2017)