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on November 30, 2015
Are we doing enough to optimize the student body’s mental health?
I was recently struck by a bold Facebook status from a fellow 3L, Stacey Merrigan. On Oct. 14, she wrote:
on November 23, 2015
The power of mentorship
All I did was take them to Boston Pizza. They were gobsmacked when I offered to pay for dinner, as my mentors had done for me not long ago. They were nervous, scared, excited, and eager — everything 1Ls should be. After our dinner was over, they told me just how excited they were to deploy my questionable advice in pursuit of their academic success.
on November 23, 2015
‘Stars align’ for U of C’s new public interest law clinic
The University of Calgary opened its new Public Interest Law Clinic on Nov. 2, made possible by a $1-million gift from the Peacock Family Foundation.

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