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Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

New law dean sets sights high for TRU

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Dean Bradford Morse says Thompson Rivers’ law school has potential to be ‘particularly innovative and creative.’
Dean Bradford Morse says Thompson Rivers’ law school has potential to be ‘particularly innovative and creative.’
Bradford Morse has had warmer welcomes. The new law dean at Thompson Rivers University began his first day of work on Jan. 2 by facing the worst snowstorm Kamloops has seen since 1927.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_January_Jan12_B6nhCcDIUAIhaYa.jpgDalhousie University’s law school made the hometown crowd proud coming out as the overall winner of this year’s Law Games.
Monday, 05 January 2015 08:00

How to put the happy back in your day

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Lawyer-turned-therapist Melanie Banka Goela says building healthy habits throughout the year is manageable if you start small.
Lawyer-turned-therapist Melanie Banka Goela says building healthy habits throughout the year is manageable if you start small.
Melanie Banka Goela has a pretty unique role at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00

Reality bites for LPP students

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgMuch has been said about the ongoing articling crisis in Ontario, but what we aren’t talking about enough is the impact the crisis is having on prospective licensees. In my previous articles for Canadian Lawyer 4Students, I spoke a bit about my journey and how that journey ultimately took me to Ontario’s new Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.
Monday, 29 December 2014 08:00

A law student’s New Year’s resolutions

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgAt the risk of making this column a sequel of my last where I lamented about the unfortunate impact of exams on the holidays, I must state: law school exams are horrible.
TWU president Bob Kuhn said the university now has to consider its options but is committed to having a law school.
TWU president Bob Kuhn said the university now has to consider its options but is committed to having a law school.
The fight is far from over for Trinity Western University and its fledgling law school.
Monday, 15 December 2014 00:08

Canada isn’t ready for an online law school

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgMany Canadian educational institutions have long been running distance education programs. Some of them, such as Alberta’s Athabasca University, specialize in this type of education. The most compelling reason for providing distance education is to make educational opportunities accessible to individuals who are not able to take advantage of the in-person programs offered at universities and colleges.
Monday, 08 December 2014 08:00

100 years of legal education in Manitoba

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Class of 1914
Class of 1914
This year has been a busy one for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, as 2014 marks our centennial year. Our law school, uniquely in Canada, was created as a joint venture of the University of Manitoba and the Law Society of Manitoba in 1914. Prior to that, the law society ran an apprenticeship program of articles of clerkship, just like other law societies across the country, and the university ran a “reading” program with exams in law that the law society recognized to reduce the number of years of articling.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_December_Peter_Rowntree.jpgIt’s no secret law school ain’t easy! During your first year, you probably: (a) forgot what it was to have a social life; (b) started to regret your life decisions; (c) began experimenting with carbolic smoke balls; or (d) all of the above.
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:08

U of C law embracing innovative teaching methods

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The University of Calgary’s Alice Woolley is moving her law classes into the future.
The University of Calgary’s Alice Woolley is moving her law classes into the future.
University of Calgary Faculty of Law associate dean Alice Woolley insists she is not tech-savvy. She can check her e-mail on her smartphone, and recently learned to set an alarm, but a technological whiz she is not, she says.
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