Kristopher Kinsinger is an articling student at Miller Thomson LLP in Waterloo and lifelong resident of Cambridge, Ontario. Kristopher received his Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in 2016, where he majored in history in the Arts and Business co-op program. He graduated from Waterloo on the Dean’s Honours List and with the Departmental Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in History as the top graduating student from his academic department. Kristopher received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 2019, where he was awarded the Bora Laskin Prize at convocation for writing the best paper on the topic of law, religion and society.
Outside of his studies at Osgoode, Kristopher worked as a contributor and co-managing editor at TheCourt.ca, Osgoode’s award-winning student legal blog. He had the privilege of representing Osgoode Hall in 2018 and 2019 at the Wilson and Laskin Moots, respectively. In 2018 he founded the Osgoode Charity Law Association, the first official club at Osgoode Hall dedicated to the study and practice of charity and not-for-profit law. Kristopher currently serves as the student representative on the the board of directors of Christian Legal Fellowship, Canada’s largest associations of Christian lawyers, law students and legal professionals, and as a member-at-large on the Canadian Bar Association’s Constitutional and Human Rights Section.
In his free time Kristopher can be found reading, writing, listening to vinyl, tweeting, drinking coffee, volunteering with his church’s youth group, or mapping out his next backcountry camping trip. He also dabbles in landscape, aerial and wildlife photography, and has recently begun experimenting with astrophotography.
“Religious expression is under attack in Canada - and not just in Quebec”, The Globe and Mail, 11 July 2019 (with Derek Ross)
“Quebec’s Bill 21 misapplies religious neutrality principle”, Policy Options, 7 May 2019
“Why Quebec’s Religious Symbols Ban Should Distress Christians”, The Gospel Coalition (Canada), 23 April 2019
“Making doctors choose between their convictions and their calling”, Policy Options, 18 February 2019
“The government’s new criteria for summer jobs funding suffer from the same defining flaw as the old”, CBC News, 31 December 2018
“Tearing down the idol of religious freedom”, The Gospel Coalition (Canada), 22 March 2018
“Job grants policy will exclude many religious groups”, The Ottawa Citizen, 18 January 2018
“TWU has Charter right to be distinct religious community”, The Vancouver Sun, 14 December 2017
“Pro-life groups are as free to fly their flags as other organizations”, National Post, 30 May 2017