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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00

Advice for the overconfident 1L

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_DerekKim.jpgIn March, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with many incoming 1Ls as part of a panel hosted by the Laurier Law Society. With a level of retrospective comfort (after all, I’m a law student now), I encountered students in one of two broad categories: the overconfident, and the overwrought. For the latter, I am sure nerves will eventually settle as the unfamiliar becomes day-to-day. My advice is for the former.
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:00

TRU law school gets fine new digs

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_TRU-Old-Main-BEFORE---AFTER.jpgThompson Rivers University’s law school opened its doors almost three years ago but until now has not had a building designed for its needs. Now it does.
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:18

TRU law class embrace the Wiki

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Thompson Rivers University professor Margaret Hall’s mandatory first-year legal perspectives class has historically been a difficult one to teach.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpg“Etiquette shmetiquette,” I thought to myself when I noticed one of the University of New Brunswick law career development seminar topics was essentially Manners 101. I didn’t think I needed it. I’m no Emily Post but I don’t offend people by talking politics or religion on first meeting and I hold my pinky finger out when sipping tea.
Monday, 07 July 2014 08:01

Seizing opportunity

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgI survived the LSAT and even made it to Western University, but I had no idea the real challenge would be securing an articling position in the aftermath of a global economic recession. It has been called the “articling crisis,” though in every crisis lies opportunity and the future is bright.
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.
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