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adam higgins

“True generosity toward the future consists in giving everything to the present.” – Albert Camus, The Rebel 1951.

Adam Higgins is student employee of Aitken Robertson currently attending law school at Queen’s University in Kingston. At Queen’s Adam serves as a volunteer editor on the Queen’s Law Journal, a publication for legal research, and as an executive member of the Queen’s Law Litigation Society.

Adam became interested in criminal law at a young age. In high school he received the 2012 Helson Kogon Ashbee & Schaljio award for achievement in law courses and participated in competitive mock trials. Adam attended Nipissing University for an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, where he was granted membership to Alpha Phi Sigma the international criminal justice honours society. He also undertook a field placement supervised by the lead Crown Attorney of North Bay. While working for a professor he became interested in legal research, particularly surrounding topics of sexual crime. This led him to complete a master’s degree in sociology at Nipissing University.

In graduate school Adam received two Ontario Graduate Scholarships, completed primary research on bystander attitudes towards sexual violence, and was elected to the academic senate. He was one of the first students to attend the Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario conference, which focuses on the unique legal challenges facing youth and those who interact with them professionally. Adam began his legal studies at Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2019 with intentions of pursuing a careering practicing criminal law.

Education

  • B.A. Honours, Nipissing University (Criminal Justice­), 2017
  • M.A., Nipissing University (Sociology), 2019
  • J.D., Queens University, Anticipated Graduation 2022
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