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Monday, 02 September 2013 09:00

Looking back

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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.
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:00

Video: Q & A with Osgoode's Peter Jenkins

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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.
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.
Monday, 19 August 2013 08:26

Once more with feeling

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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.
Monday, 12 August 2013 09:16

Articling at the end of the tracks

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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.
Monday, 29 July 2013 08:00

Articling is a go!

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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!
Monday, 22 July 2013 09:24

Tension marks TRU law dean’s exit

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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.
Monday, 22 July 2013 09:00

Money matters

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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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