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on September 22, 2014
Law student survey raises red flags over access to legal education
Padraigin Murphy, a second-year law student at the University of Toronto, has a hero. The hero is a friend of Murphy’s who graduated from law school and is now an articling student at a full-service law firm in a small rural community. Her annual salary? $30,000. Her debt load from law school? More than $100,000.
on September 15, 2014
LAWS’ first graduate to attend law school, a win for access to justice
Ten years ago, Ron Daniels, then-dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, realized attending law school was a privilege. For him, bringing more diverse students into law school was an access to justice issue, and to help the community and encourage diversity, something needed to be done to reach out — especially in high schools where students were struggling to graduate.
on September 8, 2014
Law school clinics welcome legal aid funds
Legal Aid Ontario is filling a gap in access to justice and at the same time giving law students experience and exposure to family law in university legal aid clinics.Six university-operated clinics will get more than $2 million from LAO to fund family law services programs for low-income Ontarians. The money will be provided over three years.

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