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Video: Osgoode hosts drag show fundraiser

Written by Posted Date: March 18th, 2013

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_March_drag_show.jpgOn March 14, students and faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School hosted a drag show to raise funds for the Wendy Babcock bursary. The late law student advocated sex workers’ rights and became an inspiration to many.

 

Lakehead University students stage a sit-in outside the president’s office to protest changes to law school courses.
Lakehead University students stage a sit-in outside the president’s office to protest changes to law school courses.
A group of Lakehead University students in Thunder Bay, Ont., have been staging a sit-in outside the president’s office since Feb. 25 to protest a change to its new law school’s curriculum.

Christians can be cool

Written by Posted Date: March 11th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_March_harjot-atwal.jpg“The social intuitionist model offers an explanation of why moral and political arguments are so frustrating: ‘because moral reasons are the tail wagged by the intuitive dog.’ A dog’s tail wags to communicate. You can’t make a dog happy by forcibly wagging its tail. And you can’t change people’s minds by utterly refuting their arguments.”
— Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Newfoundland university eyes new law school

Written by Posted Date: March 4th, 2013
Memorial University is exploring whether to open a new law school in Newfoundland.
Memorial University is exploring whether to open a new law school in Newfoundland.
Yet another Canadian university is exploring the possibility of opening a new law school.

Where’s the romance?

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Written by Posted Date: March 4th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_new_rebecca_lockwood.jpgI’ve noticed a pattern in law school when it comes to relationships. In first year, people seem to want their independence. They want to be free to study when and how they feel like it, free to make plans for the summer, free to put their schooling first. Blown away by the amount of work in first year, there just doesn’t seem to be room to fit in a significant other.

Video: Q & A with RBC's Lucille D'Souza

Written by Posted Date: February 25th, 2013

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_February_lucille_dsouza.jpgLucille D'Souza, senior counsel in the RBC General Counsel Group and co-chairwoman of RBC's diversity committee, discusses the company's aboriginal articling program.

The Law Society of Upper Canada is asking for a lot of detail in the proposals for the new law practice program.
The Law Society of Upper Canada is asking for a lot of detail in the proposals for the new law practice program.
The anticipation is over for those who have been chomping at the bit to find out what the Law Society of Upper Canada is looking for in its law practice program with the release of its request for proposals at the beginning of this month.

U of T students protest planned tuition hikes

Written by Posted Date: February 11th, 2013
University of Toronto law students want to know the reasoning for annual eight-per-cent tuition hikes.
University of Toronto law students want to know the reasoning for annual eight-per-cent tuition hikes.
Some Toronto students are following in the footsteps of their Quebec colleagues who took to the streets to protest tuition fees in the fall of 2011.

Manitoba law school to offer wider French program

Written by Posted Date: February 11th, 2013
Manitoba law professor Gerald Heckman consulted with French law programs around the country to build his courses.
Manitoba law professor Gerald Heckman consulted with French law programs around the country to build his courses.
Franco-Manitobans will soon have more options in consulting on legal matters in their own language, thanks to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law initiative offering French language training to law students.
Queen's University law dean Bill Flanagan says there is much concern in the United States about the big drop in law school application rates.
Queen's University law dean Bill Flanagan says there is much concern in the United States about the big drop in law school application rates.
Law schools in the United States have a bit of a crisis on their hands.
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