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Monday, 04 November 2013 08:00

A tribute to the late Michael Mandel

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_November_Michael_Mandel.jpgI can’t tell you what Osgoode Hall Law School professor Michael Mandel meant to each of the approximately 4,000 students he had a hand in educating over his 39-year academic career. I can, however, tell you what he meant to me.
Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
The law became real to Keeley Phillips last summer. After finishing her first year at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, she travelled to Whitehorse to work for the Council of Yukon First Nation as part of a 14-week internship through Canadian Lawyers Abroad.
Monday, 28 October 2013 08:00

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIn October of my first year of law school, a counsellor explained to me I was suffering from anxiety depression. I knew something was very wrong, but I didn’t know what was going on or where to turn.
Jean Leclair
Jean Leclair
Three law professors have been awarded Trudeau fellowships, worth $225,000 each, for their research on various social issues.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:56

‘Articling is a marathon, not a sprint’

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_October_Jacqueline_Ruck[1].jpgIt’s really happening. Articling has begun and although I am often (appropriately) referred to as an “articling student,” this student life is quite different from the one I’d grown accustomed to.
‘As the nature of the student body changes, the supports that are needed shift as well, and so we need to start responding,’ says Melanie Banka Goela.
‘As the nature of the student body changes, the supports that are needed shift as well, and so we need to start responding,’ says Melanie Banka Goela.
Ontario law schools are joining forces to support the mental health of their students.
Monday, 07 October 2013 10:10

Time for law schools to rethink teaching law

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Calgary law dean Ian Holloway says, ‘We equate volume with rigour — law school is hard because we keep shovelling stuff at our students.’
Calgary law dean Ian Holloway says, ‘We equate volume with rigour — law school is hard because we keep shovelling stuff at our students.’
As professor Richard Susskind put it: “It’s not just what we teach, it’s how we teach.”
Monday, 30 September 2013 09:00

OCIs: consider ‘how’ you want to work

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgThis time last year, my 2L peers and I were on edge waiting to hear back from employers after submitting OCI applications.
Monday, 30 September 2013 09:00

ABA law school report resonates in Canada

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Osgoode law dean Lorne Sossin says the ABA task force’s call for more innovation, differentiation, and experimentation applies to Canadian law schools.
Osgoode law dean Lorne Sossin says the ABA task force’s call for more innovation, differentiation, and experimentation applies to Canadian law schools.
The American Bar Association’s task force on the future of legal education released a draft report on Sept. 20, shining a light on the need for change.
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:00

Queen’s eyes letting in more law students

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Tuition caps mean revenues are not growing enough to allow expansion of law school, says dean Bill Flanagan.
Tuition caps mean revenues are not growing enough to allow expansion of law school, says dean Bill Flanagan.
As Ontario law schools feel the impact of tightened purse strings, they are desperately searching for other ways to bring in additional revenue.
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