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Monday, 27 July 2015 09:37

Need for change inspires future lawyers

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgI was recently struck by the slightly defiant social media activity of some fellow law school students. On Canada Day, a few expressed embarrassment at the country’s state of law making and governance rather than pride.
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00

TRU graduates first class of new lawyers

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Cole-Rodocker-PUB-2015-1.jpgWhile TRU has moved past some growing pains, there is still much work to be done, says law student Cole Rodocker. Unbeknownst to many in the legal community, a significant event of importance to not only the British Columbia legal landscape but to the Canadian legal landscape as a whole has happened this summer. For the first time in more than three decades, lawyers are being called to the bar from a new law school.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska. Brianna Meyer was raised surrounded by nature in the coastal town of Powell River, B.C. Now we are colleagues as JD candidates at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.
Monday, 06 July 2015 08:05

Fencing through law school

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Louise Fournier at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Louise Fournier who is about to enter her final semester of law school at McGill, finished 51st out of 70 fencers, in epee style category at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea this past Saturday. She won two bouts of pool against a student from China and one from Hungary and lost 15-10 in direct elimination against a student competitor from the United States. She was the only female fencer representing Canada on a seven-member team from Canada.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgIt’s an inconceivable thought for some, including this naïve columnist: a supervising lawyer sexually harassing an articling student. Members of a profession that protects one’s rights violating earnest newcomers.
Steven Breslauer switched over to Alberta’s new articling system as soon as he could.
Steven Breslauer switched over to Alberta’s new articling system as soon as he could.
The Law Society of Alberta is launching its new education plan, which will change the face of articling in Alberta for good.
Monday, 15 June 2015 08:00

Neither apples nor oranges are working

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgThe 2014-15 licensing year was marked by robust debate around the future of articling in Ontario as the Law Society of Upper Canada rolled out its three-year pilot project known as the Law Practice Program.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ian-Holloway.jpgTradition is the foundation on which our professional culture is built. It is the centripetal force that holds us together in the face of centrifugal forces wanting to pull us apart. Things like gowning or bowing to the court, or talking about a place called “Upper Canada,” may seem quaint and old-fashioned, but they give us a sense of rootedness and they guard against the human tendency to the arrogance of the here and now.
Monday, 08 June 2015 08:00

Video: Life after articles

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_June_4St_video.jpgPerfecting your elevator pitch, how to negotiate a salary, and which law firm to apply to, were just some of the discussion topics covered during the ‘Life after hireback’ event for articling students who are looking for jobs back following their articles. Anastasiya Jogal reports.
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

Getting your foot in the articling door

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Meenakshi Lakhanpal says she cast her net wide and worked to create opportunities to prepare herself for getting articles.
Meenakshi Lakhanpal says she cast her net wide and worked to create opportunities to prepare herself for getting articles.
Getting into law school is no easy feat, but you know it only gets harder from there. Besides juggling the crushing workload, maxing out lines of credit, and adjusting to a new environment, it’s essential to start lining up an articling position — all within the first six months.
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