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on June 6, 2016
Your courtroom is ready!
It started as an idea taken from the restaurant trade where patrons are given a buzzer that indicates when their table is ready. A group of Thompson Rivers University law students have taken that concept and evolved it into an app that allows lawyers or self-litigants to know when a hearing on an application before the B.C. Supreme Court justice may occur during the day.
Law School Futures
on May 30, 2016
Oops, I did it again!
I don’t imagine that Britney Spears has often thought about the Canadian legal profession. But if she did, she might have been forgiven for having been inspired to name her second album by watching us in action. To paraphrase Abba Eban, we never seem to miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity — an opportunity, that is, to chart a new course in the relationship between the practising arm of the profession and the teaching one.
Ab Initio
on May 24, 2016
The final flight
Seated on my return flight from Fredericton to Toronto, I thumb through my freshly printed yearbook. Chronicling the adventures of the 2015-16 academic year, the pages evoke nostalgia.

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Fall 2015, Volume 10 • Issue 1
    • Subtitle Cover story
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue: Fall 2015
    Joshua D’Cunha feels pretty pumped about landing a full-time job at Infrastructure Ontario as legal counsel. The University of Windsor…
  • Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue: Fall 2015
    In August 2010, Toronto was simmering away in a sticky heat wave as John MacLean found himself packing to move…
    • Subtitle The minds, the inspiration, and what's next from the innovation zone
    Written by Yamri Taddese
    Issue: Fall 2015
    Blue J Legal The innovation: Blue J Legal is “kind of like a super-charged Siri for tax law,” says University…
    • Subtitle Thompson Rivers University law course look at legal challenges ahead
    Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue: Fall 2015
    There are no heavy legal textbooks in the required reading for a bold new course at the still young law…
  • Written by Anastasiya Jogal
    Issue: Fall 2015
    To be part of one of the longest technologically-driven, white-collar-crime jury trials in Canadian history was more than Tala Khoury…
  • Written by Kelsey Rolfe
    Issue: Fall 2015
    For most students, taking on debt is an expected but unwelcome part of the law school experience — and many…
    • Subtitle Calgary's law school is ramping up performance-based learning
    Written by Anastasiya Jogal
    Issue: Fall 2015
    Known for its technology-savvy Faculty of Law, the University of Calgary is taking practical steps toward achieving more performance-based learning…
    • Subtitle . . . in St. John's, Nfld, in Winnipeg, e-discovery, IP law
    Written by Anastasiya Jogal
    Issue: Fall 2015
    Practising in St. John'sEmily Lukaweski, Cox & Palmer LLP                       …
    • Subtitle Student's Page
    Written by Kate Palumbo
    Issue: Fall 2015
    After studying jazz performance at McGill University from 2007-2010, Kate Palumbo continued to live in Montreal, immersed in the local…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue: Fall 2015
    While it’s too early to declare Ontario’s English- and French-language Law Practice Program an overnight success after just one year,…
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