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  • Ab Initio
Written by Posted Date: September 2nd, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgExactly two years ago, I began this thing called law school. I didn't have much time to prepare myself for the switch, as I had returned from living overseas just a few days before orientation. So I dove in, head first.

Video: Q & A with Osgoode's Peter Jenkins

Written by Posted Date: August 26th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_August_peter_jenkins.jpgOsgoode Hall Law School adjunct professor Peter Jenkins discusses a new course called Legal values: Law, ethics & social media.

Free LSAT course making law school a possibility

  • A couple of Ontario law schools are giving low-income students a shot
Written by Posted Date: August 19th, 2013
Alexis Archbold says law schools should proactively work to reduce the systemic obstacles that exist for getting accepted into law school.
Alexis Archbold says law schools should proactively work to reduce the systemic obstacles that exist for getting accepted into law school.
Those with low incomes face many barriers when trying to get into the legal profession. For some, even the cost of a prep course for the law school admission test isn’t feasible.

Once more with feeling

  • Third time lucky for Sudanese lawyer who moved to Canada
Written by Posted Date: August 19th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_August_aiman-khair.jpgI was born in Sudan, a country plagued by civil war, which, combined with economic problems, forced many Sudanese to leave their country. I obtained my LLB and LLM in Sudan. In 2001, I thought a better opportunity could be available abroad. Therefore, Oman was my first step.
John Devlin has been awarded a Fulbright Canada scholarship to pursue his LLM in constitutional law at Harvard University.
John Devlin has been awarded a Fulbright Canada scholarship to pursue his LLM in constitutional law at Harvard University.
Several Canadian lawyers, including a couple of recent law graduates, have been awarded Fulbright Canada scholarships to pursue graduate studies at American law schools this year.

Articling at the end of the tracks

Written by Posted Date: August 12th, 2013
Lydia Lehoux shovels snow outside Keewaytinok Native Legal Services in Moosonee after a heavy snowfall — a regular event during her articling term. Photo: Paul Lantz
Lydia Lehoux shovels snow outside Keewaytinok Native Legal Services in Moosonee after a heavy snowfall — a regular event during her articling term. Photo: Paul Lantz
I thought I was well-prepared for life in Northern Ontario since I had an internship in Iqaluit in my last year of law school. Boy, was I in for a surprise!
Jeremy Webber is the new dean of the University of Victoria’s law school.
Jeremy Webber is the new dean of the University of Victoria’s law school.
The new dean at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law plans to continue building upon the law school’s strengths, particularly in the area of indigenous law.

Articling is a go!

Written by Posted Date: July 29th, 2013
Blakes' Kari Abrams advises resting up as much as you can before jumping into the whirlwind of your articling year.
Blakes' Kari Abrams advises resting up as much as you can before jumping into the whirlwind of your articling year.
Ready, set, go!

Tension marks TRU law dean’s exit

Written by Posted Date: July 22nd, 2013
TRU’s founding law dean Chris Axworthy has quit his job less than two years after the school opened its doors.
TRU’s founding law dean Chris Axworthy has quit his job less than two years after the school opened its doors.
In an unexpected move, the dean at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law has resigned.

Money matters

  • Ab Initio
Written by Posted Date: July 22nd, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI wasn’t one of those law school applicants who carefully calculated the ratio between tuition and the average starting salary. I didn’t pore over a cost-benefit analysis to determine if the investment in law school was a good one — I just assumed it was.
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