Monday, 07 April 2014 08:00 Written by Jean Sorensen
|Elizabeth Zarpa organized a rally in Victoria to draw attention to the 800-plus indigenous women who have disappeared or been murdered over the past 30 years. Photo: Mitch Wright|
Monday, 24 March 2014 08:00 Written by Zachary Pedersen
Monday, 17 March 2014 10:34 Written by Zachary Pedersen
|Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, McCarthy Tétrault LLP CEO Marc-André Blanchard, and Pro Bono Students Canada’s Nikki Gershbain before the Q&A. (Photo: Zachary Pedersen)|
Monday, 10 March 2014 08:00 Written by Philip Bryden
I started teaching law in 1985. For the first 20 years of my career, the institutional landscape of university legal education in Canada was extraordinarily stable. The same 21 law schools that were around in the 1970s were educating roughly the same number of undergraduate students each year. The deans of the 16 schools whose undergraduate degree programs were recognized by the law societies of the common law provinces and territories did not worry about whether or not their students would be accepted into the bar admission programs in those jurisdictions, and provincial law societies did not inquire too deeply into the details of the programs the law schools were offering.
Monday, 10 March 2014 08:00 Written by Zachary Pedersen
|Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’|
Monday, 03 March 2014 08:00 Written by Rebecca Lockwood
I was one of those students who was hit with a mega invoice from the Law Society of Upper Canada a few weeks ago. As I finished tallying the numbers, my mouth agape, I tabbed from the LSUC web site onto Facebook to see if it was just me who was surprised by the licensing fee bill. Thinking I would leave a message in the Class of 2014 group to gather my classmates’ opinions, I was met with my answer immediately upon opening my newsfeed: expletives, CAPSLOCK, and series upon series of exclamation marks described the general reaction to this LSUC fee. Yes, everyone was appalled by the bill and yes, it was significantly higher than normal — 79-per-cent higher to be exact.
|Justice Donald McLeod speaks to Semhar Woldai and another Osgoode law student after accepting the Lincoln Alexander Award. Photo: Zachary Pedersen|