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Monday, 24 October 2011 09:52

Keep calm and carry on for OCIs

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_laurenberdock.jpgAs a 23-year-old female, I can tell you I have been on some very, very bad dates. Men chewing with their mouths open, bragging about their fancy cars and stomping on my pretty pumps is only the beginning. As you can imagine, my nightmarish dating past served only to add to the terror I felt leading up to on-campus interviews phase two: the speed date.
Monday, 24 October 2011 09:30

Students to get hands-on tax court experience

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Pro Bono Students Canada national director Nikki Gershbain says the new tax court project should increase access to justice for middle-income litigants.
Pro Bono Students Canada national director Nikki Gershbain says the new tax court project should increase access to justice for middle-income litigants.
Six University of Toronto Faculty of Law students are getting hands-on experience in the Tax Court of Canada.
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:16

A different approach

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Jared Teitel decided he needed to stand out from the pack so he took a chance with a video cover letter.
Jared Teitel decided he needed to stand out from the pack so he took a chance with a video cover letter.
It’s that time of year when law firm recruiters are out hunting for summer students and the pressure is on to stand out from the pack.
Third-year Dalhousie law students (l to r) Chelsea Seale, Lauren Hill, Shannon McEvenue, and Allison Reed are members of the Health Law Students’ Association. Photo: Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
Third-year Dalhousie law students (l to r) Chelsea Seale, Lauren Hill, Shannon McEvenue, and Allison Reed are members of the Health Law Students’ Association. Photo: Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
With a recent $3-million endowment, the Dalhousie Health Law Institute becomes the largest of its kind in Canada. The funds will also establish the MacBain Chair in Health Law and Policy.
Monday, 10 October 2011 11:06

Ottawa U launches women’s mentorship program

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Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson helped launch the new mentorship program. Photo: Devanne O'Brien
Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson helped launch the new mentorship program. Photo: Devanne O'Brien
“Women are not all the same, and there is room for all of us,” Mary Dawson, Canada’s conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, told University of Ottawa law students at the launch of its new women’s legal mentorship program.
(l to r): TEAM members Jeff Green, a vice president at Perpetual Energy Inc.; Queen's University students Maria-Rose Spronk, Gary Wu, Sheila Pan, Derek Costeloe, Joy Wakefield; and professor David Mody.
(l to r): TEAM members Jeff Green, a vice president at Perpetual Energy Inc.; Queen's University students Maria-Rose Spronk, Gary Wu, Sheila Pan, Derek Costeloe, Joy Wakefield; and professor David Mody.
If you ask Sienne Lam about her recent work for Bombardier Inc., she will tell you about conducting risk analysis involving new battery technology.
Monday, 03 October 2011 21:11

The importance of being civil

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Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Laurie Pawlitza spoke to law students at the University of Ottawa about new sanctions for uncivil conduct.
Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Laurie Pawlitza spoke to law students at the University of Ottawa about new sanctions for uncivil conduct.
Uncivil conduct in law school is as pervasive as it is in the courtroom.
Monday, 03 October 2011 16:51

Video: Out on Bay Street conference

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2011_October_out_on_bay_street_video.jpgOut on Bay Street held its 5th annual conference for LGBTQA law and business students in Toronto from Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
Monday, 26 September 2011 12:51

Know who you want to be

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_laurenberdock.jpgGetting back into gear after four months of summer fun is not an easy task. Come Aug. 29, it was time to head back into classes and change out of the baseball cap into the thinking cap. Success in law school demands a great deal of discipline on behalf of the student. There is no better time-management training than the weekly routine of readings, assignments, extracurricular activities, friends, family, and if you’re lucky, maybe a little romance. It’s a tough but rewarding balancing act through most of your legal education.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_lornesossin.jpgAs the new academic year begins at Osgoode Hall Law School, and elsewhere, it is a good time to make predictions. Below, I set out five developments which, in my view, have the potential individually and cumulatively, to reshape Canadian legal education in the coming year.
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