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'There is a lack of legal services in French throughout Canada, especially in Western provinces,' says Caroline Magnan.
'There is a lack of legal services in French throughout Canada, especially in Western provinces,' says Caroline Magnan.
The University of Ottawa is on a mission — to promote bilingualism and strengthen Francophone communities across the country. First stop: Saskatchewan.
Law school and in-practice needs: Are we ready to negotiate?Seated in my negotiations class, explaining the interests of “my client,” and trying to get my head around those of my opponent’s in a role-play scenario we have been assigned, it is refreshing to practise a skill in law school that is relevant to the practice of law. I feel my toe tapping, signaling my interest at the ensuing back and forth. As I keep one eye on the elements of the negotiation and another on the process, I imagine myself one day applying these skills on behalf of a client.
Offering an introduction to corporate law earlier is an innovative move, Christopher Nicholls says.
Offering an introduction to corporate law earlier is an innovative move, Christopher Nicholls says.
As of winter term, Western law became the first Canadian law school offering a corporate law course to first-year students.
Monday, 14 March 2016 09:00

Osgoode launches employment law clinic

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(L to R) Tom Kelsey, Legal Aid Ontario; Marian MacGregor, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme; Vicki Moretti, Legal Aid Ontario; Phanath Im, Review Counsel, Employment Law, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP); and Osgoode law dean Lorne Sossin.
(L to R) Tom Kelsey, Legal Aid Ontario; Marian MacGregor, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme; Vicki Moretti, Legal Aid Ontario; Phanath Im, Review Counsel, Employment Law, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP); and Osgoode law dean Lorne Sossin.
Osgoode Hall Law School’s Community and Legal Aid Services Programme is taking action to support Ontario’s vulnerable workers.
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.
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