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Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

Scholarships: donate and apply

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Author Ted Flett with scholarship donor Vaughn MacLellan and his family.
Author Ted Flett with scholarship donor Vaughn MacLellan and his family.
So, here’s a neat guy. University of New Brunswick law alumnus Vaughn MacLellan, a partner at DLA Piper’s Toronto office, was recently at Ludlow Hall with his family to announce a $100,000 scholarship endowment.
Monday, 22 February 2016 09:00

From refugee camp to law school

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Former Kurdish-Iranian refugee now University of Manitoba law school student
Former Kurdish-Iranian refugee now University of Manitoba law school student
Kobra Rahimi has come a long way in the past 15 years — in more ways than one.
Monday, 15 February 2016 09:00

Of lawyers, law schools, and the keeping of gates

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Of lawyers, law schools, and the keeping of gates“As long as there are lawyers, there is always going to be a need for therapists.”
Video: YorkU criminology conference addresses sex-worker, marijuana, and carding laws – Part 2 of 2In part two of two series of the York University criminology academic conference Osgoode law student discusses his continued struggle with carding and suggests allocating resources meant for policing toward community initiatives.
Video: YorkU criminology conference addresses sex-worker, marijuana, and carding laws – Part 1 of 2York University’s criminology conference brought together pre-law hopefuls to examine the most relevant criminal law issues Canada faces today. Presenters covered prostitution, marijuana, and carding legislation. Anastasiya Jogal reports.
Monday, 01 February 2016 09:00

UVic Law launches new access to justice centre

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Sumra Mahmood says she decided to go to UVic because of its focus on social justice and access to justice.
Sumra Mahmood says she decided to go to UVic because of its focus on social justice and access to justice.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law has established the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence with plans for five research projects to help determine need in the province.
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:35

Of love and law school

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Of love and law schoolWith Valentine’s Day around the corner, law students in love will be reminded of the challenges school throws at us and the concessions we make putting the mastery of reasonableness before relationships. The struggle is real and is evident to Osgoode’s student success and wellness counsellor.
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:08

Going on exchange in law school broadens world view

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Derek Kim says learning exchanges abroad can give you the confidence to solve problems independently and “work with anyone from anywhere in future practice.”
Derek Kim says learning exchanges abroad can give you the confidence to solve problems independently and “work with anyone from anywhere in future practice.”
Having returned from my second exchange abroad, I cannot recommend it enough for law students. During my second year of undergrad, I studied at Seoul National University and decided to repeat this experience in law school at the University of Hong Kong. As scores of emphatic post-exchange testimonials suggest, it is undoubtedly a life-changing experience and can add real value to your legal education.
Monday, 18 January 2016 09:53

McGill law grad makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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Shobhita Soor never thought that her law degree would lead to insect farming.
Shobhita Soor never thought that her law degree would lead to insect farming.
Recent McGill University law grad Shobhita Soor says she is “grateful to be in good company,” after being recognized by Forbes magazine as a breakout talent of 2016 30 Under 30 list
Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Finding work in the legal profession after graduation can be tough, with a recent survey showing just 46 per cent of law grads in Ontario and Quebec found meaningful work in less than six months following completion of their articles.
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