Latest News

Wendy Babcock speaks out at a demonstration in Toronto for safe, affordable housing.
Wendy Babcock speaks out at a demonstration in Toronto for safe, affordable housing.
Wendy Babcock was a pillar for marginalized people in her community.
Monday, 08 August 2011 10:10

How to be a good advocate

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2011_August_marc_whiteley.jpgAdvocacy isn’t a science, and artful persuasion won’t always carry the day. But in a profession where speeches and communication matter, avoiding some simple pitfalls can go a long way in advancing your client’s interests as well as your own career and reputation among members of the bench.
Monday, 01 August 2011 13:28

Osgoode launches IP law clinic

Written by
Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino will be running Osgoode's new IP clinic.
Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino will be running Osgoode's new IP clinic.
Students are gearing up to open a new intellectual property law clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School this month.
Monday, 25 July 2011 08:24

Preparing to save the world

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_lauren_berdock.jpgIf you were to ask 30 different law students why they were pursuing careers in law, you’d likely get 30 different answers. This of course, despite the fact all of our personal statements said we wanted to “save the world.” Yes, some, including myself, do naively hope to leave a lasting impact on the lives of our future clients. Others want to revolutionize business, constitutional, employment, and even tax law! And some among us are pursuing legal careers for the sole purpose of ensuring personal financial security. Regardless of what brings students into the law library for late night study sessions, there is one piece of advice I feel applies to all and that is to cherish and soak up every opportunity for growth and learning.
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:51

A legal clinic with a difference

Written by
WBLC summer staff (l to r): Justin Dick, Ryan Hayes, Katherine Serniwka, Charlotte Cameron, and Jonathan Thoburn.
WBLC summer staff (l to r): Justin Dick, Ryan Hayes, Katherine Serniwka, Charlotte Cameron, and Jonathan Thoburn.
For the typical law student, late nights surrounded by textbooks and jargon-laden judgments are all too familiar. Navigating the incredible volume of assigned readings and adjusting to a new and unfamiliar exam style is part of the challenging transition that every law student must endure. This process teaches valuable time-management skills and arms them with the critical foundations of a legal education, but amid this hectic pace law students rarely think or behave like actual lawyers. Students seeking a more practical element to their education must find it outside of the classroom, and students at the University of Western Ontario’s law faculty have been doing just that.
Iain Scott, former chairman and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault, has been appointed the new dean of the University of Western Ontario's law school.
Iain Scott, former chairman and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault, has been appointed the new dean of the University of Western Ontario's law school.
In an uncommon move, a former law firm executive has joined the legal academic world. Iain Scott, former chairman and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, has been appointed dean of law at the University of Western Ontario.
Lakehead’s new law school will live in the old Port Arthur Collegiate Institute building.
Lakehead’s new law school will live in the old Port Arthur Collegiate Institute building.
Lakehead University is set to open the first law school in northern Ontario.
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
The modern learning institution has evolved from the nine-to-five, brick-and-mortar structure of the past. With part-time programs, night, and weekend offerings, students now have more course options than ever. Empowered by the Internet, colleges and universities reach out to a global student body, 24 hours a day. For many law students, blended work and study schedules stretch around the clock. One might wonder when today’s students find enough time to get proper sleep. The reality for many is that they do not.
Monday, 27 June 2011 09:43

Windsor dean leaves for municipal posting

Written by
‘We’ve been developing in Canada a pretty healthy respect for independent oversight agencies and individuals,’ says Bruce Elman.
‘We’ve been developing in Canada a pretty healthy respect for independent oversight agencies and individuals,’ says Bruce Elman.
WINDSOR, Ont. — Outgoing University of Windsor Faculty of Law dean Bruce Elman is the City of Windsor’s new integrity commissioner, an office that has been fraught with controversy during its young life.
Monday, 20 June 2011 10:11

Connecting women at McCarthys

Written by
McCarthy Tétrault's Women Connecting event included panellists: (l to r) Marion Annau, Rasha El Sissi, Linda Shin, Sarit Batner, Justice Faye McWatt, and Lara Nathans. Photo: Kalidescope Photography
McCarthy Tétrault's Women Connecting event included panellists: (l to r) Marion Annau, Rasha El Sissi, Linda Shin, Sarit Batner, Justice Faye McWatt, and Lara Nathans. Photo: Kalidescope Photography
When Lara Nathans, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, first considered initiating the firm’s now annual Women Connecting event six years ago, she did it in part because when she was at law school, Bay Street was not advertised to female law students.
<< Start < Prev 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Next > End >>
Page 30 of 48

Latest Videos

More Canadian Lawyer TV...

Digital Editions