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Monday, 03 September 2012 09:00

Know what you’re getting into

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 Know what you’re getting intoWith summer coming to a close and interview season forthcoming, Canadian Lawyer 4Students will be running a series of articles over the coming months to assist students with the recruitment process. In part 1, we get a current student at a large, commercial law firm to provide some thoughts on what you should be looking into before and while putting together your application package.
Monday, 03 September 2012 09:00

UBC making aboriginal law course mandatory

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A 41-foot house post was installed outside of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law's new building Allard Hall earlier this year. Photo: Andy Fang
A 41-foot house post was installed outside of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law's new building Allard Hall earlier this year. Photo: Andy Fang
Known for its emphasis on teaching aboriginal law, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law is taking it one step further by making it a mandatory component of the curriculum.
Video: How to start your own firm - Elmé SchmidToronto lawyer Elmé Schmid, who started her own criminal and regulatory law firm earlier this year, shares her tips on how to get off on the right foot.
Monday, 20 August 2012 09:00

A taste of the real world

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Western law students worked with U.S. colleagues on a report about agricultural bankruptcy law. Photo: Shutterstock
Western law students worked with U.S. colleagues on a report about agricultural bankruptcy law. Photo: Shutterstock
In line with its self-proclaimed “international outlook,” four Western University Faculty of Law students got the rare opportunity to work with their American counterparts this summer on a project for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, 20 August 2012 09:00

The joy of conferencing

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A glimpse of some of the beautiful mountains in British Columbia. Photo: Anita Goela
A glimpse of some of the beautiful mountains in British Columbia. Photo: Anita Goela
Conferences are fun. You meet people who are ambitious and passionate about their careers. You see new cities not through the eyes of a tourist, but those of a business traveller.
Monday, 13 August 2012 09:00

The NCA student experience

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The NCA student experienceEach year, hundreds of foreign-trained lawyers seek to enter the Canadian legal profession, bringing years of education and experience.
Monday, 06 August 2012 09:00

Grade 6 mock trial or first-year law class?

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Grade 6 mock trial or first-year law class?Prior to volunteering to lead an elementary school mock trial as part of a free program offered by the Ontario Bar Association, I planned to take a grassroots approach to my teaching; starting with the very basics of the criminal justice system and moving onto the case that the class would be acting out.
Monday, 30 July 2012 12:07

New online LLM in Chinese law offered

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You can now get an LLM in Chinese law from your couch but it’ll cost US$20,000. (Photo: Shutterstock)
You can now get an LLM in Chinese law from your couch but it’ll cost US$20,000. (Photo: Shutterstock)
In an effort to attract more international students, the Beijing Foreign Studies University will soon be offering Chinese law programs online.
Monday, 23 July 2012 10:10

The opportunity for opportunity

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The opportunity for opportunityOpportunity is one of those buzzwords favoured by law schools. The concept (and the word) is used consistently throughout a law degree. It’s a recruitment tool, it’s motivation, and it’s a decision-maker.
Monday, 23 July 2012 09:33

Pulling for the podium

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Morgan Jarvis put his legal career on hold for two years in order to train full time for the Olympics. Photo: Kevin Light Photography
Morgan Jarvis put his legal career on hold for two years in order to train full time for the Olympics. Photo: Kevin Light Photography
Morgan Jarvis is not your typical law student.
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