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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:02

The Evolution of Legal Education

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Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Students enrolled in Lakehead University’s new law program will be able to practise law after completing just three years of law school. No need to article for a year or complete Ontario’s experimental law practice programs.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Tuition v. salary

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Illustration: Ian Phillips
Illustration: Ian Phillips
A prospective law school student has many options in Canada.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Mad about ‘mad’ rights

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Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Madness isn’t just a label or a category. And Lucy Costa wants to change our perception of what “mad” actually is — as a scholar, researcher, and activist.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

Alternative routes

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Alternative routesBay Street law firm jobs may be hard to come by, but there might be other places that will let you keep your foot in the legal door once you’re called to the bar or otherwise “between positions.”
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

The pros & cons of practising...

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Practising in the 905, in Saint John, N.B., Aboriginal Law, Family Law
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Q & A with Gail Wong

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Gail Wong, director of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s student program for the Ontario region, talks to 4Students assistant editor Zachary Pedersen about how the law firm recruits new talent.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Licensing version 2.0

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Licensing version 2.0Until now, all Ontario lawyers had to complete the traditional articling process before being called to the bar. But last November, the Law Society of
Upper Canada announced it would be running the law practice program, a pilot project intended to give aspiring lawyers an alternative pathway to the Ontario bar.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

Making music

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University of Alberta law student Steven Hansen leads classmates during a rehearsal of this year’s ‘Law Show.’
University of Alberta law student Steven Hansen leads classmates during a rehearsal of this year’s ‘Law Show.’
Steven Hansen is a third-year law student at the University of Alberta. Each year, the school holds a cabaret music production organized and performed by students in the Faculty of Law. This year, Hansen arranged music for 19 musicians in the band. “Finding a way to work trombones into You Give Love a Bad Name or violins into Love Shack is not always easy, but I enjoy the creative challenge,” he says.
Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

A costly misstep?

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You have to be *#$?% kidding me!
Monday, 26 August 2013 09:10

Be the change you want to see

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Be the change you want to seeThere was a time when most lawyers probably wouldn’t have dreamed of offering their services for free. But now the justice system is increasingly out of reach for many low- to mid-income people, soon-to-be lawyers are learning about the importance of access to justice early on. They are told one way to help with the problem is by volunteering their legal skills, and so are encouraged to get involved in their communities and give back early in their careers.
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