Heather Gardiner

Heather Gardiner

Heather Gardiner is the assistant editor of Canadia Lawyer 4Students.
Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Ryerson and Ottawa U to provide LPPs

Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
Director of Ryerson’s Law Research Centre Avner Levin, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, Bencher Janet Minor, Treasurer Tom Conway, and Ryerson strategic adviser Chris Bentley.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has picked Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to be the providers of its alternative licensing law practice program.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, says the Department of Justice should pay all articling students’ bar fees.
In taking a stand for articling students, the Association of Justice Counsel has accused the Department of Justice of failing to pay all students’ law society membership fees.
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

U of T alters admissions policies

Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts.
Jean Leclair
Jean Leclair
Three law professors have been awarded Trudeau fellowships, worth $225,000 each, for their research on various social issues.
‘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.
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

ABA law school report resonates in Canada

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

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.
Monday, 16 September 2013 09:33

TIFF: The Chaperone

McGill 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.
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