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Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal,  and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal, and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
The Environmental Law Society at the University of Calgary was successful in “igniting a spark” when it hosted the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference Feb. 13 and 14 in Calgary.
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:00

The toll of the turmoil at UNB law

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgIt is a trying time to be a law student at the University of New Brunswick.
Domestic violence issues will cut across many areas of law but the question remains whether it should be mandatory in law school, says Nick Bala.
Domestic violence issues will cut across many areas of law but the question remains whether it should be mandatory in law school, says Nick Bala.
While law schools continue to implement mandatory classes on domestic violence for first-year students, the burden to solve domestic violence cases should not fall on law schools alone, says one Queen’s University law professor.
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:00

What we know about legal education

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ian-Holloway.jpg“That’s because we perfected the model.”
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_February_catherine-dauvergne.jpgCatherine Dauvergne, a professor, published author, and Trudeau fellow, will formally become the new dean of the University of British Columbia’s law school July 1, and with her new appointment she has a few tips for Canadian law students.
Lee English admits some of the allegations are shocking but students are trying to focus on the future.
Lee English admits some of the allegations are shocking but students are trying to focus on the future.
Some law students at the University of New Brunswick are starting to get some action on missing grades due to the sudden departure of some professors, but now new allegations of sexism and harassment involving its dean, Jeremy Levitt have stirred up more questions than answers.
Monday, 02 February 2015 08:00

Queen’s University creates a law clinic hub

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Queen’s law student Julian Yang, a family law clinic volunteer, chats with Justice Gordon Sedgwick at the opening of the Queen’s law clinics.
Queen’s law student Julian Yang, a family law clinic volunteer, chats with Justice Gordon Sedgwick at the opening of the Queen’s law clinics.
Queen’s University Faculty of Law has brought all five of its legal clinics together in the heart of downtown Kingston, Ont.
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

Not to be dismissed

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgLast semester, one of my columns questioned whether law school students are being heard. I was encouraged to revisit the subject given the discussion it spurred among my peers and a recent event that again questions whether students are taken seriously.
The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LPP is a program divided.
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

Four things I wish I had known in law school

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Lawson-PeterRoundtree.jpgIt’s amazing how quickly three years goes by. Now that I’m a little more than halfway through my articles, I wanted to take time to reflect on my time at law school. I humbly offer up these four tidbits of advice.
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