Lauren Heuser is a joint 6 Degrees-CIGI fellow. She was engaged by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to explore the issue of Canada’s closed legal shop given her first-hand understanding of the process for becoming a lawyer within Canada’s common-law system. Lauren is also a 6 Degrees senior fellow as well as the deputy editor and columnist for the National Post Full Comment, one of the leading destinations for commentary in Canada. She has additionally written for The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe and the Ottawa Citizen. Lauren entered journalism in 2015 after practising as a business law associate in the Toronto office of an international law firm for three years. She holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and a B.A. (Hons.) in literature and political science from the University of Manitoba.