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Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00

Video: Technology, law, and innovation

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_April_InnovationOsgoode.jpgOsgoode Hall Law School hosted its first showcase of original web application presentations for the legal profession developed by law students, as part of their final for the Legal Information Technology class. The course is the first of its kind in law schools all over Canada. Assistant editor Anastasyia Jogal reports.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

Windsor IP law clinic is where it’s at

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Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Law, technology, and entrepreneurship clinic (LTEC) has been around for just over five years, but has already made quite a splash in the intellectual property legal community in North America.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
One of the things the Law Students’ Society of Ontario will focus on is managing tuition fees via the student loan re-distribution program for students who may not be able to enter law school due to financial barriers say president Ryan Robski and vice president Adam Gilani.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgWhoa, has this month been busy. Presentations, seminars, and papers have overwhelmed me, and the submersion looks to continue in April.
Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

Three articling myths

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Lawson-PeterRoundtree.jpgIt’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

I failed in law school and you can too

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Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing you were, chances are the first year gave you doubts. Every year, law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking, and competitive young professionals. Being just one in the heap can be a difficult adjustment, especially for those who came from places where they were considered exceptional.
Monday, 09 March 2015 08:00

How to land an articling interview

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_Jenny_Poon.jpgThe Canadian economy is still picking up since the 2008 recession. Despite this, the annual unemployment rate is still around six or seven per cent, which is much higher than a lot of other developed countries. Also, with the rise of the cost of living and an increased number of university graduates, having a Bachelor’s degree or even a law degree doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get a job.
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
The #OneDayofPay campaign that asks students who get summer jobs to give a day of pay to help those who only have unpaid jobs didn’t launch as planned.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_March_Ines_Gavran.jpgWomen in today’s society don’t have it easy. We are expected to be well-educated, have a career, a house, a husband, children . . . the list goes on. Managing all these aspects of our lives, while becoming successful professionals is impossible to achieve, right? Wrong.
Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal,  and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal, and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
The Environmental Law Society at the University of Calgary was successful in “igniting a spark” when it hosted the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference Feb. 13 and 14 in Calgary.
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