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Monday, 30 June 2014 11:04

Balancing scholarship and activism

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgWhen I began law school, I had a plan to succeed. Warned of the arduous grind of reading, I was intent on studying with razor-sharp focus. No distractions. No extracurricular. Away from home, it would be all school, all the time.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgIn the spring of 1963, Bob Jarvis graduated with an LLB from the University of Alberta. He moved to Ontario and wanted to enter the Law Society of Upper Canada’s bar admission program. He was informed his University of Alberta LLB did not satisfy the LSUC’s education requirements for entry into the program.
Monday, 09 June 2014 08:00

Link in to law through social media

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It is hard to believe 10 months of articling have come and gone. With that comes the end of this series of articles about articling.
Monday, 02 June 2014 08:00

Tips on how to adjust to life after articling

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Ivana Bozinovic
Ivana Bozinovic
Ivana Bozinovic stood on the end of a receiving line of young women eager to shake hands with her and set up coffee dates and she couldn’t help but feel a big fat sense of déjà vu.
Monday, 26 May 2014 08:00

We are more alike than we might think

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgMy first year of law school at the University of New Brunswick was like a Patrick Chan Olympic skate. In the months and weeks leading up, there was focused preparation followed by equal parts fear and anticipation. Once it began, there were moments of glorious success and moments of utter disaster — with the encouragement of coaches throughout. Monitoring the performance of competitors became routine. In the end, the judges decided it was neither first place nor thankfully last place.
Extra time granted to take the LSAT will no longer be noted on law school applications.
Extra time granted to take the LSAT will no longer be noted on law school applications.
Students with disabilities will be happy to learn in the future any extra time granted to take the LSAT will not be noted on their law school application.
Outgoing dean Mayo Moran says she’ll be keeping the law school close to hear heart.
Outgoing dean Mayo Moran says she’ll be keeping the law school close to hear heart.
Mayo Moran has served as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto since 2006. She’s set to officially move on in July, but says she’ll keep U of T Law close to her heart — figuratively and literally.
Soon after I first began my legal studies, I felt a distinct “disturbance in the force.” At the time, my fellow classmates and I were focused almost exclusively on our studies — case briefs, moot trials, exams. I soon recognized we were so focused on the present that we were effectively ignoring our future. And it’s no wonder — career development in law is often underplayed and undervalued. Career development needs to be ongoing. If it’s not, students will make costly career mistakes even before they graduate.
Monday, 28 April 2014 08:00

Moot wrap-up 2014

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As the school year comes to an end, law students will look back at all they have accomplished in 2014. A highlight for many will be the moots they participated in across the country. This year, they looked at issues ranging from religious freedom rights, the validity of police searches, and Ponzi scheme-related tax problems. 4Students has gathered results from this year’s competitions, which show a wide range of schools fared well when it was time to stand up and present their argument.
Monday, 28 April 2014 08:00

In sum

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIt’s over, done, finito. Law school is finally complete.
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