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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.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_September_tiff_thumbnail.jpgMcGill University law student Michael Glasz helped produce an animated 3D short film called The Chaperone, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_September_chris-albinati.jpgSometime in June 2014, a group of law students will, one by one, cross a stage, shake a few hands, pose for a picture, and receive a scroll of paper. The scroll will likely be a ceremonial stand-in for the occasion while the official document is pending.
Monday, 09 September 2013 09:00

Calgary teaching business skills to law students

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University of Calgary business law professor Bryce Tingle says lawyers need to understand the businesses and transactions they’re working in and around.
University of Calgary business law professor Bryce Tingle says lawyers need to understand the businesses and transactions they’re working in and around.
Financial statements, cash flow models, risk management, investor relations — do any of these terms ring a bell?
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.
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