Latest News

Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00

Exam season in 3L

Written by

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

Written by
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.
Monday, 09 December 2013 08:00

Studying abroad? Plan ahead.

Written by
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_Shawn-Lestage.jpgI graduated in July with an LLB from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Many of my classmates were also Canadian and have since embarked on impressive paths ranging from the International Criminal Court in Holland to LLM studies at the University of Toronto.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_ultra-vires-screenshot.jpgNoting “the good times are not coming back,” Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Kyle-Nayman.jpgCanada’s justice system is among the best in the world. Indeed, many people would trade their judicial systems for Canada’s in a heartbeat. That said, our system is imperfect.
Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Ryerson and Ottawa U to provide LPPs

Written by
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

Written by
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?)
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>
Page 6 of 44

Latest Videos

  • Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at CBA meeting Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin told the Canadian Bar Association's council that  2013 has been a “busy and productive year” for top court and…
  • The Top 25 Most Influential Canadian Lawyer announces the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession. The list, now in its sixth year,…
More Canadian Lawyer TV...

Digital Editions