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Monday, 14 November 2011 09:36

The big dilemma: law firm vs. in-house

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_amanda_mcmullan.jpgLaw firm or in-house? If you’re asking yourself that question, then it’s likely one of the biggest decisions you will make in your career.
Monday, 07 November 2011 11:59

Video: Law students support Occupy Toronto

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2011_November_occupy_toronto.jpgLaw students volunteer as legal observers for Occupy Toronto protesters who are camped out in St. James Park in Toronto.
Monday, 07 November 2011 10:12

Tips for getting on at a small firm

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_maureen_salama.jpgLooking for your first job as a law student is a lot like dating.
Monday, 07 November 2011 09:58

Practical solutions to articling crisis

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The lack of articling jobs for law graduates and major reforms in law school curriculum in the United States are creating a perfect storm that could cause major changes to Canadian legal education.
University of Ottawa law professor David Wiseman shows a breakdown of articling jobs in Ontario. Photo: Devanne O'Brien
University of Ottawa law professor David Wiseman shows a breakdown of articling jobs in Ontario. Photo: Devanne O'Brien
A panel at the University of Ottawa’s law school said the Law Society of Upper Canada’s articling task force ought to focus on the lack of social justice articling opportunities available to recent law school graduates.
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.
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