Marjolaine Olwell

Part-time Professor of Practice

Marjolaine Olwell is a Part-Time Professor of Practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law. She has practiced in Canadian aboriginal law and international human rights law. Professor Olwell teaches in the areas of public international law, international human rights law, and comparative law of indigenous peoples. Olwell received her B.A. in international relations and international law and her LLB from the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada. She also received her LL.M. from the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law, where she is currently pursuing her Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).


  • LLM, Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy
    James E. Rogers College of Law
  • L.L.B. Université du Québec à Montréal
  • B.A. Université du Québec à Montréal

Work Experience

  • Teaching Fellow with Professor Williams
    James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Human Rights Specialist
    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
    2016 - 2018
  • Lawyer
    Dionne Schulze s.e.n.c.
    2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk,
    The Hon. Mr. Justice Clément Gascon, Québec Court of Appeal
    2012 - 2014