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Monday, 25 May 2015 08:00

Marks make us into monsters

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Marks make us into monstersWith exams behind us and law students merrily settled back at home with loved ones and mom and dad’s well-stocked fridge, school seems a distant memory. However, grades have begun to trickle in and facing the music of marks will continue for many students well into June.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:16

Career beginnings: a Q&A

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Career beginnings: a Q&ASince my last Canadian Lawyer 4Students article, I have been called to the British Columbia bar. As I’m no longer a student, and this will be my last article for 4Students, I thought it would be fitting to look back to the beginning.
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:00

The new LSUC, the old A2J problems

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The new LSUC, the old A2J problemsWith bencher election results in and the Law Society of Upper Canada getting a facelift, this administration will be under more scrutiny than any previous LSUC board for its action plan on access to justice. The profession is far from settled on having a comprehensive and effective plan to promote access to legal services, and we are likely to hear loud calls for accountability.
Monday, 04 May 2015 12:05

Moot roundup 2015

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Dozens of moots are held around the country covering all areas of law. Here’s our roundup for 2015. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything.
Lakehead law school
Lakehead law school
Lakehead Legal Services is the first legal aid clinic to open its doors at the law school in Thunder Bay, Ont.
1Ls and 2Ls with aspirations: don’t squander your summer!This time last year, I returned home to Ontario dazed and confused after a strenuous first year of law school. But before I could nap and Netflix my summer away, filing the occasional Ab Initio column, UNB’s career services director suggested I start hustling Bay Street if I hoped to land there in my summer after 2L.
How to teach students to think like a lawyer (or maybe not)Maybe the best movie line ever about law school was delivered by John Houseman in The Paper Chase. Playing the imperious contracts professor Charles W. Kingsfield, he famously said to first year student James Hart and his classmates: “You come in here with a skull full of mush. . . . And if you survive,” he continued in all his stentorious magnificence, “you’ll leave thinking like a lawyer.”
Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00

Video: Technology, law, and innovation

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Video: Technology, law, and innovationOsgoode Hall Law School hosted its first showcase of original web application presentations for the legal profession developed by law students, as part of their final for the Legal Information Technology class. The course is the first of its kind in law schools all over Canada. Assistant editor Anastasyia Jogal reports.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

Windsor IP law clinic is where it’s at

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Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Law, technology, and entrepreneurship clinic (LTEC) has been around for just over five years, but has already made quite a splash in the intellectual property legal community in North America.
Exam avoidance: The new motivation behind course selectionsWhoa, has this month been busy. Presentations, seminars, and papers have overwhelmed me, and the submersion looks to continue in April.
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