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Monday, 25 February 2013 07:59

Q & A with Lucille D'Souza

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Articling student Casey Barnett, left, and RBC General Counsel Group's Lucille D'Souza. Photo: Heather Gardiner
Articling student Casey Barnett, left, and RBC General Counsel Group's Lucille D'Souza. Photo: Heather Gardiner
Lucille D’Souza, senior counsel in the RBC General Counsel Group & co-chairwoman of RBC’s diversity committee, talks to 4Students assistant editor Heather Gardiner about the company’s aboriginal articling program.
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:57

School before rock

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Dan Griffin Photo: Kaleigh Tait
Dan Griffin Photo: Kaleigh Tait
Balance. Discipline. Leadership. Advocacy. Empathy. Focus. These are the values and skills Dan Griffin has been learning at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. They also form a big part of his former life as a rock star in the making.
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:56

You want to know what?!

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Illustration: Paul Dotey
Illustration: Paul Dotey
The on-campus interview process could very well be the most stressful event in a law student’s life. So much time and preparation goes into it, and no matter how ready you think you are, sometimes you can never be prepared for the curve balls an interviewer might throw at you. 4Students asked law students, lawyers, and other members of the legal profession what was the weirdest question they had ever been asked in an interview with a law firm. Here are the most bizarre — some are quite shocking — questions we received:
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:55

The art of studying

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The art of studyingWhen he was a student a decade ago at the law school where he now teaches, Dalhousie assistant professor Graham Reynolds says his favourite place to study was the library at Dal-affiliated King’s College. “I loved the big tables and the natural light there,” he recalls in a recent phone interview from his campus office in Halifax. “And sometimes it was fun to be around other people.”
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:54

The pros & cons of . . .

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Practising in Regina, elder law, in southern Ontario, arbitration
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:53

After school

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After schoolRobert Watkins is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He painted After school in 2005 while he was studying Chinese folk art at the Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy in Shanghai, China. He spent two months at the academy and learned the basics of Jinshan folk art, which is a distinctive style of Chinese folk painting. Before travelling to Shanghai, Watkins spent six months studying traditional Chinese painting at Wenzhou University. Shortly after returning to Canada in 2006, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Carleton University and enrolled in law school last year. Watkins continues to produce art and is working towards having his own exhibition in Toronto.
Monday, 25 February 2013 07:52

I can see the future . . .

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At the beginning of February, the Law Society of Upper Canada put out its request for proposals for its new law practice program pilot project. In November, the LSUC had approved the LPP as a licensing scheme both parallel and alternative to the current articling system. For now the program is a trial but will probably include a four-month teaching section followed by a four-month co-op. Much has been made about whether the co-op will be paid; the RFP notes it would prefer if the provider set up paid co-ops, particularly in underserviced areas, but payment is not mandatory.
Monday, 27 August 2012 09:08

10 tips for starting your own firm

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Illustration: Matt Daley
Illustration: Matt Daley
Having a law degree and being called to the bar no longer guarantees a job in a law firm. According to the results of this year’s Canadian Lawyer Compensation Survey, only 45 per cent of law firm respondents plan to hire more lawyers next year. With this in mind, you might want to consider hanging up your own shingle. Since the prospect of starting a firm can be intimidating, assistant editor Heather Gardiner asked sole practitioners for their tips on how to start off on the right foot.
Monday, 27 August 2012 09:07

What's in a name?

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What's in a name?As an articling or summer student, you may find yourself working long days and late nights with your sleeves rolled up alongside a variety of legal professionals. Apart from the junior partner or paralegals you may be assigned to work with on a regular basis, there is a whole ecosystem of people that help make a law firm or corporate legal department run smoothly day to day. Here’s a sampling of the people you may encounter in your days as a student.
Monday, 27 August 2012 09:06

Tips from the top

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Considering a career in the realm of legal academia? Canadian Lawyer 4Students spoke to law school deans across the country about what it’s like and the path you can take to get there.
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