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Ab Initio
on April 27, 2015
1Ls and 2Ls with aspirations: don’t squander your summer!
This time last year, I returned home to Ontario dazed and confused after a strenuous first year of law school. But before I could nap and Netflix my summer away, filing the occasional Ab Initio column, UNB’s career services director suggested I start hustling Bay Street if I hoped to land there in my summer after 2L.
on April 27, 2015
New student legal aid clinic opening in Thunder Bay
Lakehead Legal Services is the first legal aid clinic to open its doors at the law school in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Law School Futures
on April 20, 2015
How to teach students to think like a lawyer (or maybe not)
Maybe the best movie line ever about law school was delivered by John Houseman in The Paper Chase. Playing the imperious contracts professor Charles W. Kingsfield, he famously said to first year student James Hart and his classmates: “You come in here with a skull full of mush. . . . And if you survive,” he continued in all his stentorious magnificence, “you’ll leave thinking like a lawyer.”

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Fall 2014, Volume 9 • Issue 2
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