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Stephanie Boomboor explains PPD program
Stephanie Boomhour says the PPD program at the University of Ottawa gave her the experience to hit the ground running.

Much has been written about the Law Practice Program at Ryerson. It is unfortunate that most of the articles seem to overlook the fact that an equivalent program in French, called the Programme de pratique du droit, is offered at the University of Ottawa. I am proud to say that I was a member of the first cohort of candidates to complete the PPD in its first year, starting in September 2014.

Monday, 21 December 2015 10:06

Fitness and the law: How do students succeed at both?

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Fitness and the law: How do students succeed at both?The overachievers that we are, few law students let a new year pass without jotting down, or at least taking mental note, of a few resolutions. Like the rest of the world’s goals for 2016, many of them involve health and fitness.
“Single parents and individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds rightly find the prospect of an additional $100,000 of law school debt to be daunting,” says legal educator Omar Ha-Redeye.
“Single parents and individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds rightly find the prospect of an additional $100,000 of law school debt to be daunting,” says legal educator Omar Ha-Redeye.
North American statistics show applications to law schools are down and tuition is rising at some schools, but the appetite for legal education is still strong, say educators.
Monday, 14 December 2015 09:00

Of theory, skills, and false dichotomies

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Of theory, skills, and false dichotomiesOf all the shibboleths we are cursed with in Canadian legal education, the worst is that there is a constructive distinction to be drawn between theory and skills.
I like to connect people to other people, I thrive on relationship building,” says law student and winner of this year’s Aish Jewish Legal Network award.
I like to connect people to other people, I thrive on relationship building,” says law student and winner of this year’s Aish Jewish Legal Network award.
The Aish Jewish Legal Network is  giving third-year law student Kortney Shapiro an award to exemplify her mentorship and other community activities.
Learning from the Rama First Nation Elder’s CouncilIf you had asked me at the beginning of 2015 if I would be on the hunt for rental housing close to Rama First Nation over the summer, I would have thought you were crazy.
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:15

Video: Beauty gurus in law

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“Become your own beauty guru” is the name of the most recent networking event held for young female lawyers in Toronto by Young Women in Law.
Are we doing enough to optimize the student body’s mental health?I was recently struck by a bold Facebook status from a fellow 3L, Stacey Merrigan. On Oct. 14, she wrote:
Student Jennifer Cox says the new clinic will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to receive credit for public interest work.
Student Jennifer Cox says the new clinic will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to receive credit for public interest work.
The University of Calgary opened its new Public Interest Law Clinic on Nov. 2, made possible by a $1-million gift from the Peacock Family Foundation.
Monday, 23 November 2015 09:00

The power of mentorship

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The power of mentorshipAll I did was take them to Boston Pizza. They were gobsmacked when I offered to pay for dinner, as my mentors had done for me not long ago. They were nervous, scared, excited, and eager — everything 1Ls should be. After our dinner was over, they told me just how excited they were to deploy my questionable advice in pursuit of their academic success.
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