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Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Ryerson and Ottawa U to provide LPPs

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Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has picked Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to be the providers of its alternative licensing law practice program.
Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Learning outside the law school bubble

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgExperiential education has been a hot topic ever since I began studying law in 2011, although it was most definitely an important conversation before that too.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
In taking a stand for articling students, the Association of Justice Counsel has accused the Department of Justice of failing to pay all students’ law society membership fees.
Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Since the inception of the Supreme Court of Canada, many men — and a depressingly low number of women — have served this institution. In light of the recent controversy surrounding the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon, I have reflected on what would be my all-star SCC panel. No, this light-hearted, satirical list does not conform to the statutory requirement of Quebec representation, nor is every judge bilingual. (This is my dream team, OK?)
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

Go on exchange — it’s worth it!

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Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
When you are in the midst of first-year law, or applying for summer jobs, it can be hard to think about anything other than the task at hand. Applying for exchange, however, is an opportunity worth taking advantage of if it’s possible for you.
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

U of T alters admissions policies

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Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts.
Monday, 04 November 2013 08:00

Articling 101: Taking advantage of resources

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_November_Sasha_Toten.jpgOne of the biggest challenges articling students face, especially in the first few months, is that nearly every assignment requires looking into an area of law, or drafting a document, that we have never seen before. Without much familiarity of how to seek out the proper resources, most tasks can seem a bit daunting.
Monday, 04 November 2013 08:00

A tribute to the late Michael Mandel

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_November_Michael_Mandel.jpgI can’t tell you what Osgoode Hall Law School professor Michael Mandel meant to each of the approximately 4,000 students he had a hand in educating over his 39-year academic career. I can, however, tell you what he meant to me.
Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
The law became real to Keeley Phillips last summer. After finishing her first year at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, she travelled to Whitehorse to work for the Council of Yukon First Nation as part of a 14-week internship through Canadian Lawyers Abroad.
Monday, 28 October 2013 08:00

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIn October of my first year of law school, a counsellor explained to me I was suffering from anxiety depression. I knew something was very wrong, but I didn’t know what was going on or where to turn.
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