Monday, 15 September 2014 09:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
|Alissa Saieva first got a taste of the legal life while a student at Central Tech high school.|
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
|LAO’s Aneurin Thomas says getting more students exposed to family law early will benefit everyone.|
Six university-operated clinics will get more than $2 million from LAO to fund family law services programs for low-income Ontarians. The money will be provided over three years.
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00 Written by Ted Flett
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
|Craig Forcese says law schools should do a better job of preparing students for the modern practice of law.|
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:39 Written by Mallory Hendry
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:37 Written by Mallory Hendry
Many Canadian academics are familiar with the Carnegie Foundation’s 2007 report “Educating Lawyers” and its call for significant changes to the American model of legal education. Although it is an obvious oversimplification of a complex argument, the basic idea advanced in “Educating Lawyers” is that American law schools ought to look beyond preparing their students to do legal analysis and research and devote significantly more attention both to enhancing their students’ practical skills and to developing their professional identity.
In March, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with many incoming 1Ls as part of a panel hosted by the Laurier Law Society. With a level of retrospective comfort (after all, I’m a law student now), I encountered students in one of two broad categories: the overconfident, and the overwrought. For the latter, I am sure nerves will eventually settle as the unfamiliar becomes day-to-day. My advice is for the former.