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TWU president Bob Kuhn said the university now has to consider its options but is committed to having a law school.
TWU president Bob Kuhn said the university now has to consider its options but is committed to having a law school.
The fight is far from over for Trinity Western University and its fledgling law school.
Monday, 15 December 2014 00:08

Canada isn’t ready for an online law school

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Canada isn’t ready for an online law schoolMany Canadian educational institutions have long been running distance education programs. Some of them, such as Alberta’s Athabasca University, specialize in this type of education. The most compelling reason for providing distance education is to make educational opportunities accessible to individuals who are not able to take advantage of the in-person programs offered at universities and colleges.
Monday, 08 December 2014 08:00

100 years of legal education in Manitoba

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Class of 1914
This year has been a busy one for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, as 2014 marks our centennial year. Our law school, uniquely in Canada, was created as a joint venture of the University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba in 1914. Prior to that, the law society ran an apprenticeship program of articles of clerkship, just like other law societies across the country, and the university ran a “reading” program with exams in law that the law society recognized to reduce the number of years of articling.
Getting the big firm job even after coming up dry after OCIsIt’s no secret law school ain’t easy! During your first year, you probably: (a) forgot what it was to have a social life; (b) started to regret your life decisions; (c) began experimenting with carbolic smoke balls; or (d) all of the above.
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:08

U of C law embracing innovative teaching methods

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The University of Calgary’s Alice Woolley is moving her law classes into the future.
The University of Calgary’s Alice Woolley is moving her law classes into the future.
University of Calgary Faculty of Law associate dean Alice Woolley insists she is not tech-savvy. She can check her e-mail on her smartphone, and recently learned to set an alarm, but a technological whiz she is not, she says.
Associate dean Trevor Farrow says Osgoode’s team effort with UBC could be the beginning of more virtual distance learning.
Associate dean Trevor Farrow says Osgoode’s team effort with UBC could be the beginning of more virtual distance learning.
Like many great ideas, the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic was a collaborative effort.
Monday, 24 November 2014 00:08

The sweetness at the end of the tunnel

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The sweetness at the end of the tunnelExams ruin Christmas for law students. Even the term “Christmas exams” infuriates me. Such an oxymoron.
There is a pervasive culture in most Canadian law schools that warns “Big Law or bust.” Generations of law students have experienced the phenomenon that converts 1L moral idealists into 3L financial realists. So while many of us begin law school with the passions of Atticus Finch and Jake Brigance, after three years of legal education, we often find ourselves more influenced by The Wolf of Wall Street.
Wayne D. Garnons-Williams and Jennifer Reynolds talked students through the highs and lows of running your own firm.
Wayne D. Garnons-Williams and Jennifer Reynolds talked students through the highs and lows of running your own firm.
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

The dos & don’ts of articling

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Ask for help when you need it.The dos & don’ts of articling
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

The difference between 1L and 2L

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Students often forget it only takes three years to go from orientation to graduation. This ensures the law school experience is taut with terrific pace and change. Two months into my second-year at Queen’s University, legal education has yet to become over-familiar; but challenges that were once considered insurmountable have become routine and second nature. The following are the most salient differences I have noticed as a 2L. The difference between 1L and 2L
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