Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08 Written by David Williams
There is a pervasive culture in most Canadian law schools that warns “Big Law or bust.” Generations of law students have experienced the phenomenon that converts 1L moral idealists into 3L financial realists. So while many of us begin law school with the passions of Atticus Finch and Jake Brigance, after three years of legal education, we often find ourselves more influenced by The Wolf of Wall Street.
|Wayne D. Garnons-Williams and Jennifer Reynolds talked students through the highs and lows of running your own firm.|
Students often forget it only takes three years to go from orientation to graduation. This ensures the law school experience is taut with terrific pace and change. Two months into my second-year at Queen’s University, legal education has yet to become over-familiar; but challenges that were once considered insurmountable have become routine and second nature. The following are the most salient differences I have noticed as a 2L.
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
Sometimes recent law graduates see passion and practicality collide as they graduate with noble public-interest aspirations and are hit with the reality of having to pay off often six-figure debt loads.
|DART members include (left to right): Martin Hui, Allison Williams, Nadia Klein, Avnish Nanda, Toby Samson, Douglas Judson, and Brendan Monahan (Photo: Michael Litwack)|
Monday, 03 November 2014 09:18 Written by Amir Torabi
|Founder of the event Nick Rossi, left, and chairman/author Amir Torabi.|
Friday, 31 October 2014 12:10 Written by Mallory Hendry
|Dean Ian Holloway says 2015 curricular changes aim to keep up with changing times.|
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00 Written by Mallory Hendry
|President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.|
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:00 Written by Philip Bryden
The subtitle of the CBA’s Futures Report, “Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada,” reflects the ambitious scope of the report. The subject matter of its 22 recommendations ranges from alternative business structures for the delivery of legal services to the collection of better information about the legal profession and its makeup, the regulation of the legal profession, and the education of Canadian lawyers.
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:00 Written by Brett Hughes
|Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Rosalie Abella were given honorary degrees by Victoria University. (Photo: Alexandra Wong)|