Sébastien Lauzier was born in Rivière-du-Loup, Canada. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014 with a Licentiate in law (Summa cum Laude) and an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization (Summa cum Laude).
During his studies, Sébastien worked as a Junior Trade Policy Officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada where he assisted Canadian negotiators on issues related to trade and the environment. Sébastien also participated in the 2013 edition of the Philip C. Jessup moot court competition where he was ranked among the 10 best pleaders in Canada. He coached the University of Ottawa team for the 2014 and 2015 competitions.
After graduating, Sébastien completed his articling with the Department of Justice Canada. In that capacity, he worked on Canada’s defense in an investor-state arbitration and conducted legal research in the fields of trade and investment, customs, and immigration law.
Sébastien decided to join the IELPO program to enhance his knowledge of international economic law and to explore the interactions between international law, trade and development.
Sébastien is fluent in French and in English.