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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_April_leena-khawaja.jpgIn my third year of law school, I was unemployed. To undergraduate students (and my mom) the idea of having a job before you graduate is bizarre and a little “over-achieving.”

Future of Windsor law mag in flux

Written by Posted Date: April 22nd, 2013
Windsor law’s OyeZ has been on hiatus since the dean removed it from circulation earlier this year.
Windsor law’s OyeZ has been on hiatus since the dean removed it from circulation earlier this year.
One by one, student publications at the University of Windsor are disappearing from the campus.
No stranger to controversy, Bruce Feldthusen leaves his post as Ottawa’s common law dean in July.
No stranger to controversy, Bruce Feldthusen leaves his post as Ottawa’s common law dean in July.
A culture shift is on the horizon for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law with the impending departure of its common law dean. In July, Bruce Feldthusen will leave his post of dean after more than a decade.

Staying ‘sane’ during exams

Written by Posted Date: April 8th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_March_harjot-atwal.jpg“Suffering is part of the human condition. This may seem painfully trite to say, but in the legal community, we too often view having human vulnerabilities as a failing. . . . My experience confirms for me that lawyers, despite protests to the contrary, are, in fact, human and that those who are able to accept their humanness live much more balanced lives. Whatever life throws at you, allowing yourself to feel and process the feelings that accompany those hardships helps you cope with and ultimately get past them. Resisting human frailties, on the other hand, leads to self-loathing and anxiety.” — Doron Gold, Law Times, “Speaker’s Corner: Why do lawyers insist upon torturing themselves?”
Juron Grant-Kinnear was denied the right to sit for bar exams in Canada.
Juron Grant-Kinnear was denied the right to sit for bar exams in Canada.
It’s not unheard of for internationally trained lawyers to be denied access to the Canadian bar. But in a rare move, a U.K. law graduate whose application was rejected took his case to court, and ultimately lost.

Moot wrap-up

Written by Posted Date: April 1st, 2013
University of Toronto law student Kevin Siu (r) received the Donald F. Sim award for best oralist by Ron Dimock of Dimock Stratton LLP at the Fox moot.
University of Toronto law student Kevin Siu (r) received the Donald F. Sim award for best oralist by Ron Dimock of Dimock Stratton LLP at the Fox moot.
From jury trials to corporate advocacy, Canadian law students competed fiercely during this year’s mooting season. Now that it has come to an end, the results gathered by 4Students show Osgoode Hall Law School was home to quite a few winners this year. While several Canadian teams are proud to be going on to international moot competitions, other students are heading to the library to complete the semester.

TRU teaches adventure tourism law

Written by Posted Date: April 1st, 2013
Adventurer and professor Jon Heshka knows the legal risks inherent in adventure tourism.
Adventurer and professor Jon Heshka knows the legal risks inherent in adventure tourism.
Adventure tourism brings its own lions to the legal arena whether it’s dangling from a zip-line racing down the face of a mountain, white-knuckle rafting through a churning river, or getting up close to local grizzly bears.

Lawyers challenge law schools to do better

Written by Posted Date: March 25th, 2013
(l to r) Nova Scotia lawyers Matthew Fraser, Christine Doucet, James MacNeil, Heather Oke, and law professor Robert Currie at the Canadian Bar Association's roundtable on preparing for practice. Photo: CBA
(l to r) Nova Scotia lawyers Matthew Fraser, Christine Doucet, James MacNeil, Heather Oke, and law professor Robert Currie at the Canadian Bar Association's roundtable on preparing for practice. Photo: CBA
Law students face a rapidly changing environment. Law firms are closing down, law school tuition continues to rise, and there are less articling positions for students, particularly in Ontario.

Finding the one

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Written by Posted Date: March 25th, 2013
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgEvery career panel I’ve attended and every law school guide I’ve read have all provided me with the same piece of advice: every successful professional has a mentor — get one.

Sask law students to pay 15% more next year

Written by Posted Date: March 25th, 2013
University of Saskatchewan law dean Sanjeev Anand is proposing an additional 10-per-cent tuition fee increase for the 2014-15 academic year
University of Saskatchewan law dean Sanjeev Anand is proposing an additional 10-per-cent tuition fee increase for the 2014-15 academic year
University of Saskatchewan law students will have to dig deeper into their pockets to afford their tuition fees next year. The fees are going to increase by 15 per cent to $11,400 for the 2013-14 academic year, which follows last year’s increase of 16 per cent.
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