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Time for real innovation in Canada’s law schoolsLaw societies and legal associations frequently engage in debate on the future of legal education in Canada. “Innovations” emerging from the debate to date include experimental learning, where students gain credit for practical legal research or advocacy activities, and the introduction of the Legal Practice Program at Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa, a program introduced in response to a decline in the percentage of students securing articling positions.
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

1Ls: The forest and the trees

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1Ls: The forest and the treesWith reading week over and final exams looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time for 1Ls to take stock of their current situation and take a brief moment to understand the true gravity of the opportunities that lie before them.
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.
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