Monday, 15 June 2015 08:00 Written by Ian Holloway
Tradition is the foundation on which our professional culture is built. It is the centripetal force that holds us together in the face of centrifugal forces wanting to pull us apart. Things like gowning or bowing to the court, or talking about a place called “Upper Canada,” may seem quaint and old-fashioned, but they give us a sense of rootedness and they guard against the human tendency to the arrogance of the here and now.
|Meenakshi Lakhanpal says she cast her net wide and worked to create opportunities to prepare herself for getting articles.|
Since 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.
With 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, 27 April 2015 08:00 Written by Anastasiya Jogal
Monday, 27 April 2015 08:00 Written by Ted Flett
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.
Monday, 20 April 2015 08:00 Written by Ian Holloway
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.”