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There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
One of the things the Law Students’ Society of Ontario will focus on is managing tuition fees via the student loan re-distribution program for students who may not be able to enter law school due to financial barriers say president Ryan Robski and vice president Adam Gilani.
Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

Three articling myths

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Lawson-PeterRoundtree.jpgIt’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

I failed in law school and you can too

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Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing you were, chances are the first year gave you doubts. Every year, law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking, and competitive young professionals. Being just one in the heap can be a difficult adjustment, especially for those who came from places where they were considered exceptional.
Monday, 09 March 2015 08:00

How to land an articling interview

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_Jenny_Poon.jpgThe Canadian economy is still picking up since the 2008 recession. Despite this, the annual unemployment rate is still around six or seven per cent, which is much higher than a lot of other developed countries. Also, with the rise of the cost of living and an increased number of university graduates, having a Bachelor’s degree or even a law degree doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get a job.
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
The #OneDayofPay campaign that asks students who get summer jobs to give a day of pay to help those who only have unpaid jobs didn’t launch as planned.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_March_Ines_Gavran.jpgWomen in today’s society don’t have it easy. We are expected to be well-educated, have a career, a house, a husband, children . . . the list goes on. Managing all these aspects of our lives, while becoming successful professionals is impossible to achieve, right? Wrong.
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.
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, 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.”
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.
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