Jennifer Luu


Assistant: Sujani Widyaratne

Jennifer Luu

Jennifer’s passion for representing immigrants and refugees developed as a result of her academic concentration on human rights and international law. Throughout the course of her career, she has worked in both the public and private sectors of immigration and refugee law, with a focus on representing clients at the Federal Court of Canada, as well as proceedings before the Immigration and Refugee Board.

As a member of the Immigration Litigation Group at Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell LLP, Jennifer advocates on behalf of clients in admissibility proceedings, refugee hearings, as well as sponsorship and deportation appeals. She also has experience in preparing written applications, including temporary resident permits, humanitarian and compassionate applications and pre-removal risk assessment applications.

Prior to joining MSK LLP she was employed with the Department of Justice and worked as counsel providing legal services on admissibility and citizenship matters.
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. She later received her Canadian and American law degrees through a joint degree program sponsored by the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University.

Jennifer regularly teaches a course on refugee law at the University of British Columbia.

Federal Court Decisions

  • The Federal Court overturns a refugee decision for failing to consider if fines can be persecutory if they have a coercive impact.
  • The Federal Court finds it unreasonable for the Refugee Protection Division to assign low weight to a police summons and jail visitor card on the basis that fraudulent documents are easily available in the claimant’s home country.
  • The Federal Court held that an assessment of a refugee claimant’s religious identity in Canada has to be assessed independently from the claimant’s religious identity in their home country.
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