Jesse Hartery is currently completing a joint degree in common law (LL.B.) and civil law (B.C.L.) at McGill University. He is a Research Assistant to Professor Johanne Poirier (the holder of the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism) and a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of Québec. He has previously worked in the Crown Law Office at the Ministry of the Attorney General of the Province of Ontario (Canada). He holds an Honours B.A. in History and a Minor in Asian Studies from the University of Ottawa.