|Front row (l to r): Jonathan O'Hara, Marc McLaren-Caux. Back row: Etai Hilzenrat, Aida Setrakian (former U of O Vis participant), Eric Bergsten (Vis Moot founder), Professor Anthony Daimsis, John Siwiec, Diane Laranja, and Sherif Foda.|
Monday, 02 May 2011 09:57 Written by Olivia D’Orazio
Last week, benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada voted to participate in the National Standards Project, which aims to synchronize the licensing processes among all law societies nationwide.
Monday, 25 April 2011 09:19 Written by Patricia Hughes
The Law Commission of Ontario has recently begun an initiative that is rather different from its usual projects. It is being funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate to develop law school curriculum modules around violence (particularly domestic violence) against women. “Women” are identified as the focus of the initiative because they are still the vast majority of victims of domestic violence.
|(Left to right) Suzie Chiodo, Eugene Polevoy, Elba Bendo, Rajeeve Thakur, Lisa Di Valentino, and Justin Anisman from the Western Journal of Legal Studies.|
Monday, 04 April 2011 11:36 Written by Gordon Brandt
|All three Canadian teams at the Go-National Dress Ball. Photo: Gordon Brandt|
Ever since the announcement of the federal election (set for May 2, so mark your calendars), there have been two reactions: either a flurry of excitement — including newspaper diving and furious Googling — for political buffs, or a barely suppressed sigh of apathetic annoyance. For Torontonians, the mayoral election is still fresh in their minds, and it seems like all too soon, they’ll have to make that arduous trek to the nearest government-approved public space to scribble in their choices with nubby pencils.
|Joey Flowers, centre, and team prepare the plates during the recent fundraiser for the Native Women’s Shelter. Photo: Allison Flowers|
Last spring, the Winnipeg and Manitoba universities mingled inspiration, hard work, and solid planning to create a legal help centre. Almost exactly one year later, this dream is now planted, quite solidly, in the reality of the University of Winnipeg’s campus. Located on Spence Street, the Legal Help Centre offers seminars and legal advice for the people in their community.
|The Inaugural McLachlin Prize recognizes best female mooter at the Gale Cup:, Safia Lakhani of McGill University with Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.|