Staff Bios

Melissa Kluger

Melissa Kluger, Editor-in-chief and publisher, Precedent magazineMelissa is the editor and publisher of Precedent. She is a Toronto lawyer. She articled at Bay Street firm Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP and spent two months on a secondment at the criminal law office of Edward L. Greenspan. After being called to the Bar in 2002, Melissa practiced media law with one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the field. Her work included libel litigation, pre-publication advice and freedom of expression issues.

As a law student at the University of Toronto, Melissa created Ultra Vires — the law school’s independent student newspaper. The publication received national media attention for its investigative reporting.

Daniel Fish

Daniel Fish, Precedent's news editor

Daniel is the senior editor at Precedent. A former intern at the magazine, Daniel graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the Canadian Business Media Awards for his piece on the future of law. Daniel’s always on the hunt for the latest legal scoop, so get in touch with any and all news tips.



Lauren Parrott

Lauren ParrottLauren is Precedent’s marketing & digital projects manager. Originally from cottage country, she graduated from Carleton University with a bachelor of commerce in marketing. Before joining Precedent, Lauren worked in London, UK as a web editor at the Law Society of England and Wales. Lauren’s an avid traveller, loves live music and all things four-legged.





Stephanie Philp

Stephanie PhilpStephanie is Precedent’s editorial assistant. She’s a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program and former production editor of the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Before joining Precedent, Stephanie wrote about the wonders and woes of life right after graduation for That First Year.




Sissi Wang

Sissi WangSissi is the online editor at She’s interested in the student experience, and is keen to serve up stories that help students succeed. She has a Master of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, and prior to PrecedentJD, was a reporter at Canadian Business.