“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

About Laura

Laura is an associate in our Civil Litigation and Municipal Law groups, with further experience primarily with the Aboriginal Law, Construction Law, Insurance Law, and Professional Liability practice groups. She looks forward to building a practice in environmental law as her career progresses.

Laura received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (2014) and Master of Science in Earth Science (2016) from St. Francis Xavier University, where she studied natural soil emissions in cold weather environments. After working in higher education, Laura graduated from Dalhousie University in 2022, obtaining joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees from the Schulich School of Law and School of Public Administration, along with an Environmental Law Specialization Certificate. Through law school, Laura completed a student clerkship placement at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, tried her hand at competitive mooting, and was a recipient of the Judge Fran Potts Award and Schulich Scholarship. 

Outside of the office, Laura can be found running, baking, or playing the fiddle. She is a member of the board of directors for Row Nova Scotia and can also be found at Lake Banook—as a coach to the Dalhousie University Rowing Club.

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society


  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, StFX University, 2014
  • Master of Science in Earth Science, StFX University, 2016
  • Master of Public Administration, Dalhousie University, 2022
  • Juris Doctor, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2022

Selected Publications

  • David L VanderZwaag, Sara L Seck, Laura Graham, Jonathan Frontain & Kieran Simpson, “Canada and ocean climate adaptation: tracking law and policy responses, charting future directions” (2023) 10 Frontiers in Marine Science 01 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1168573).
  • Laura Graham & Dave Risk, “Explaining CO2 fluctuations observed in snowpacks” (2018) 15 Biogeosciences 847 (https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-847-2018).