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Monday, 04 May 2015 12:05

Moot roundup 2015

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Dozens of moots are held around the country covering all areas of law. Here’s our roundup for 2015. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything.
Lakehead law school
Lakehead law school
Lakehead Legal Services is the first legal aid clinic to open its doors at the law school in Thunder Bay, Ont.
1Ls and 2Ls with aspirations: don’t squander your summer!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.
How to teach students to think like a lawyer (or maybe not)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.”
Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00

Video: Technology, law, and innovation

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Video: Technology, law, and innovationOsgoode Hall Law School hosted its first showcase of original web application presentations for the legal profession developed by law students, as part of their final for the Legal Information Technology class. The course is the first of its kind in law schools all over Canada. Assistant editor Anastasyia Jogal reports.
Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

Windsor IP law clinic is where it’s at

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Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Law, technology, and entrepreneurship clinic (LTEC) has been around for just over five years, but has already made quite a splash in the intellectual property legal community in North America.
Exam avoidance: The new motivation behind course selectionsWhoa, has this month been busy. Presentations, seminars, and papers have overwhelmed me, and the submersion looks to continue in April.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
One of the things the Law Students’ Society of Ontario will focus on is managing tuition fees via the student loan re-distribution program for students who may not be able to enter law school due to financial barriers say president Ryan Robski and vice president Adam Gilani.
Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

Three articling myths

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Three articling mythsIt’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

I failed in law school and you can too

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Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing you were, chances are the first year gave you doubts. Every year, law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking, and competitive young professionals. Being just one in the heap can be a difficult adjustment, especially for those who came from places where they were considered exceptional.
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