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Monday, 28 February 2011 09:20

Going the extra mile

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Some University of Ottawa students contribute to the Ottawa Law Review as part of their extracurricular involvement.
Some University of Ottawa students contribute to the Ottawa Law Review as part of their extracurricular involvement.
Law students are notorious for being stereotyped as library hermits. If you delve deeper, however, you will find a group of passionate people who do get involved, both at school and in their communities. Whether its recreational floor hockey, the local food bank, student governance, or a combination of other activities, there is often a lot more to law students than meets the eye.
Friday, 18 February 2011 12:52

Lost in translation

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Matt Gorman wrote seven NCA exams in one week.
Matt Gorman wrote seven NCA exams in one week.
FACT: An increasing number of Canadians are deciding to obtain their legal training outside Canada. According to statistics published on the National Committee on Accreditation’s web page, the number of applications submitted for evaluation has been consistently increasing since 1999, with a dramatic 34-per-cent increase in 2009.
Monday, 14 February 2011 11:33

It’s never too early

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André Bacchus counsels students to start planning their careers ASAP.
André Bacchus counsels students to start planning their careers ASAP.
With the job market the way it is today, law students are advised to start planning their careers earlier than ever before. What used to be the articling-position rush, has now become the second-year summer position rush. What used to be considered a summer to relax between first and second year, has turned into an opportunity during which many are trying to distinguish themselves from their peers.
Monday, 07 February 2011 10:10

Getting their teeth into it

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What do you get when you mix law students, raw talent, and charity together? Law Show!
Monday, 31 January 2011 10:01

Giving back

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FMC partner Ron Matheson prepares to cut the cake at the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Queen’s law dean Bill Flanagan and FMC’s Ottawa managing partner Tom Houston. Photo: Bernard Clark
FMC partner Ron Matheson prepares to cut the cake at the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Queen’s law dean Bill Flanagan and FMC’s Ottawa managing partner Tom Houston. Photo: Bernard Clark
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP recently donated $400,000 to the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, rounding out the $1.3-million budget for the school’s classroom renewal project.
Ryan Manilla is appealing an LSUC ruling that found he wasn't of good character.
Ryan Manilla is appealing an LSUC ruling that found he wasn't of good character.
A law school star blocked from joining the profession is now appealing a Law Society of Upper Canada panel decision that found he wasn’t of good character.
Sanjeev Anand becomes the new dean of Saskatchewan’s College of Law on July 1.
Sanjeev Anand becomes the new dean of Saskatchewan’s College of Law on July 1.
Dr. Sanjeev Anand is excited about his new job, with a slew of ideas brewing for the University of Saskatchewan’s law school.
Monday, 17 January 2011 10:49

Wright was right

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Martin Friedland
Martin Friedland
Martin Friedland, former dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, says Canada’s current Criminal Code and prosecution procedures need reform.
The University of Saskatchewan’s team won the legendary Spirit Cup.
The University of Saskatchewan’s team won the legendary Spirit Cup.
Students from 17 law faculties across Canada met up in full force at the Quebec City 2011 Law Games last week. Approximately 650 future lawyers competed head-to-head in various academic and sporting events.
Monday, 10 January 2011 09:58

It’s a dog-eat-dog competition

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University of Windsor law students Anita Goela (l) and Helen Karpouzos (r) will be competing in the 2011 National Animal Law Competitions.
University of Windsor law students Anita Goela (l) and Helen Karpouzos (r) will be competing in the 2011 National Animal Law Competitions.
At the end of February, two Canadian law students will present a bill at Harvard Law School. The bill must be designed to include various acts, including the Animal Welfare Act, the Horse Protection Act, the Humane Slaughter Act, and all wildlife laws with human provisions.
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