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Monday, 07 May 2007 11:34

Students lend hands to Mayan court struggle

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Students lend hands to Mayan court struggleYears of work by University of Toronto law students recently came to fruition when a human rights challenge began in the Supreme Court of Belize.

Windsor law students send colleague to AfricaStudent members of the University of Windsor Law Chapter with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) have a reason to be proud. Working with JHR, the student chapter arranged for and fundraised to send colleague Christina Beninger to intern this summer in Kumasi, Ghana with the Centre for Human Rights and Advanced Legal Research (CHRALER).

Monday, 12 March 2007 05:29

Ottawa wins Jessup International Law Moot

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Ottawa wins Jessup International Law MootThe University of Ottawa’s common law team scored a first place finish at the national championships of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition earlier this month in Toronto and will now head to the U.S. to compete against thousands of students in the international round.

Thursday, 01 March 2007 06:24

Osgoode wins 2007 FMC Gale Cup Moot

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Osgoode wins 2007 FMC Gale Cup MootFour Osgoode Hall law students have claimed the 2007 FMC Gale Cup Moot after beating out teams from 18 other Canadian law schools with their arguments in a hypothetical rerun of a 2005 case that allowed a “swingers” club in Montreal to remain open.

Top: University of Windsor law school’s hockey team took the title at Law Games for the fifth straight year. Bottom: Law students from the Université de Montréal celebrating their victory in the Spirit Cup.
Top: University of Windsor law school’s hockey team took the title at Law Games for the fifth straight year. Bottom: Law students from the Université de Montréal celebrating their victory in the Spirit Cup.
Law students from across Canada converged on the University of Western Ontario during the first week of January, kicking off the new year with the 23rd installment of Law Games.

 

Wednesday, 10 January 2007 09:23

Law School Survey

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One thing is clear when looking over the results of Canadian Lawyer's law school survey: the nation's future lawyers are fortunate to have such a top-notch collections of schools to choose from. Even if the choice is made for them — where they are only accepted to one school or have to attend a school in their community — recent grads have few complaints about their legal education in Canada. In fact, not one school on the list scored lower than a B average.
Monday, 25 September 2006 06:27

The Pros and Cons of... law or specializations

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The Pros and Cons of... law or specializationsWith so many different areas of law or specializations to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one you might want to practise, or which would be the best match for your personality type. To help give you an inside perspective into some of these areas, 4Students has spoken to lawyers who practise several different areas of law and are from various types of firms to get their opinions about the positive and the negative aspects of their respective types of law.
 
Monday, 25 September 2006 06:02

Write On!

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Write On!Working on your school’s law review or legal newspaper may be time consuming and often stressful but it does help build your cachet.
 
Monday, 25 September 2006 05:49

Avoiding a first-year meltdown

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Avoiding a first-year meltdownThe pressure begins almost immediately. Although law school is a three-year program, in the first two months students are already being asked to make some of the biggest decisions of their legal careers, including where they want to live, what kind of law they want to practise, how large a firm they want to work for, etc.

Thursday, 06 July 2006 10:38

What to Wear

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After years of undergrad and law school, cramming for tests and hanging out with friends in your favourite jeans and sweatshirt, the thought of dressing up for an interview at a law firm can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be if you treat shopping for career clothing as a professional development activity, says 4Students’ fashion panel.
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