Monday, 15 January 2007 06:57 Written by Craig Russell Lawrence
|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.|
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 Written by Helen Burnett
With 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.
The 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.
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.