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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_April_McGill2.jpgA group of law students from McGill University have launched a campaign to “denounce the conscious and unconscious micro-aggression” they face at the school.
Elizabeth Zarpa organized a rally in Victoria to draw attention to the 800-plus indigenous women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past 30 years. Photo: Mitch Wright
Elizabeth Zarpa organized a rally in Victoria to draw attention to the 800-plus indigenous women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past 30 years. Photo: Mitch Wright
In March, the Conservative government nixed the call for a federal inquiry into the disproportionate number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, but a second-year University of Victoria law student, whose close childhood friend’s murdered body was found in late February, isn’t willing to give up.
Josh Morry is creating an Arab-Jewish dialogue group at the University of Manitoba.
Josh Morry is creating an Arab-Jewish dialogue group at the University of Manitoba.
Second-year University of Manitoba law student Josh Morry has found himself fighting a battle he thought he already won.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_March_LawJobExchangescreengrab.jpgSecuring an articling position in Canada is a competitive affair, but a new web site aims to ease the pressure through collaboration.
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

Ab Initio: That 3L moment

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI’ve recently found myself reminiscing for a simpler time in life — a period when responsibility wasn’t as great, decisions had less impact, and life just didn’t seem so darn complicated. This nostalgia was prompted by what I’m calling the “3L crisis.”
Paul Paton becomes U of A’s new law dean on July 1.
Paul Paton becomes U of A’s new law dean on July 1.
The University of Alberta’s new law dean will be bringing a few things back from California with him when he returns to Canada to start his new job.
Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, McCarthy Tétrault LLP CEO Marc-André Blanchard, and Pro Bono Students Canada’s Nikki Gershbain before the Q&A. (Photo: Zachary Pedersen)
Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, McCarthy Tétrault LLP CEO Marc-André Blanchard, and Pro Bono Students Canada’s Nikki Gershbain before the Q&A. (Photo: Zachary Pedersen)
Aspiring law students heard from Canada’s top judge last week that the volunteer program they are a part of is something she wishes was available when she was a law student.
Monday, 17 March 2014 08:00

Start business development early

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Especially in private practice, succeeding in law means more than just practising law, it also requires business savvy. There is no practice without bringing in the work first. As a result, business development is a critical skill all lawyers should hone, starting as early as possible.
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
The president of Trinity Western University travelled to Nova Scotia last week to make the case for his school’s proposed faith-based law program. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was discussing the merits of recognizing potential law graduates from the Langley, B.C., school.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgI started teaching law in 1985. For the first 20 years of my career, the institutional landscape of university legal education in Canada was extraordinarily stable. The same 21 law schools that were around in the 1970s were educating roughly the same number of undergraduate students each year. The deans of the 16 schools whose undergraduate degree programs were recognized by the law societies of the common law provinces and territories did not worry about whether or not their students would be accepted into the bar admission programs in those jurisdictions, and provincial law societies did not inquire too deeply into the details of the programs the law schools were offering.
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