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Monday, 27 January 2014 08:00

Making lemonade: Benefits of the LPP

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIn early January, I attended an information session about the new Law Practice Program. There were only around 20 students there, along with a handful of Osgoode Hall Law School staff and Law Society of Upper Canada representatives. I was shocked — I expected a full room. After all, the program details remained quite mysterious until very recently. Didn’t students want to know more about the proposed solution to the great articling crisis?
Monday, 27 January 2014 08:00

Why I left corporate law

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_January_quitting.jpgRecently, as I sorted through some documents I came across an old photo from my days on the McGill Law Journal. The photo seemed like it was from another lifetime. When I looked at the photo, I did a double take. Somehow my mind wasn’t prepared to see Alexandra Dodger in the middle of the photo, as if the sight of her somehow brought her back again.

Challenges in health care are complex and this new course will help navigate those waters, says Colleen Flood.
Challenges in health care are complex and this new course will help navigate those waters, says Colleen Flood.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto is launching a new LLM with a concentration in health law, ethics, and policy this fall.

Monday, 13 January 2014 11:04

Western wins moot at Law Games

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_January_Law-Games1.jpgLaw students from around the country started off 2014 by descending on Montreal’s McGill University to take each other on in what has become an annual competition.
Monday, 06 January 2014 08:00

Developing a personal brand during articles

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The purpose of articling is primarily to provide law students with 10 months of legal training before becoming licensed lawyers. Understandably, the focus is often on developing the skills required to draft documents, research points of law, or prepare a closing agenda.

Monday, 06 January 2014 08:00

The pros and cons of shared articles

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Articling student Sarah McGrath-White is quite busy these days. She recently started her criminal and family law rotation at Nova Scotia Legal Aid; prior to that she was working on civil litigation files at Crowe Dillon Robinson in Halifax; and in the summer she was helping immigrants at the Halifax Refugee Clinic.

Monday, 30 December 2013 09:16

Toronto law professor wins on Jeopardy!

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U of T’s Anthrony Niblett was thrilled to meet Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
U of T’s Anthrony Niblett was thrilled to meet Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
University of Toronto law students can now say they are taught by a Jeopardy! champion. Professor Anthony Niblett’s Christmas Day appearance on Jeopardy! saw him outsmart his competitors when he pulled into first place after answering the “final jeopardy” clue correctly. Final jeopardy is the game show’s last round.
Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00

Exam season in 3L

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgDecember is a strange month for students. While working folk are revving up for the holidays, attending parties, and shopping for gifts, those of us in school are hibernating in libraries with exam materials. We are loathing the Christmas carols on full blast in every café and shop. I’ve heard classmates (and myself) say, “People are just so . . . happy.” At this time of year, I personally feel more like the Grinch than one of Santa’s little helpers.

The Family Law Project gives law students early exposure to much of the complex paperwork in family law. (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Family Law Project gives law students early exposure to much of the complex paperwork in family law. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A $150,000 donation is bringing Pro Bono Students Canada one step closer to a fundraising goal that will allow the organization to preserve — and eventually expand — its Family Law Project.
Monday, 16 December 2013 08:00

Two bars, one summer

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_yuki-shirato.jpgAfter graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law this past summer, I wrote two sets of bar exams — Ontario and New York — as did about a dozen other Canadian JD graduates.
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