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Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
The president of Trinity Western University travelled to Nova Scotia last week to make the case for his school’s proposed faith-based law program. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was discussing the merits of recognizing potential law graduates from the Langley, B.C., school.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgI started teaching law in 1985. For the first 20 years of my career, the institutional landscape of university legal education in Canada was extraordinarily stable. The same 21 law schools that were around in the 1970s were educating roughly the same number of undergraduate students each year. The deans of the 16 schools whose undergraduate degree programs were recognized by the law societies of the common law provinces and territories did not worry about whether or not their students would be accepted into the bar admission programs in those jurisdictions, and provincial law societies did not inquire too deeply into the details of the programs the law schools were offering.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI was one of those students who was hit with a mega invoice from the Law Society of Upper Canada a few weeks ago. As I finished tallying the numbers, my mouth agape, I tabbed from the LSUC web site onto Facebook to see if it was just me who was surprised by the licensing fee bill. Thinking I would leave a message in the Class of 2014 group to gather my classmates’ opinions, I was met with my answer immediately upon opening my newsfeed: expletives, CAPSLOCK, and series upon series of exclamation marks described the general reaction to this LSUC fee. Yes, everyone was appalled by the bill and yes, it was significantly higher than normal — 79-per-cent higher to be exact.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:02

The Evolution of Legal Education

Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Students enrolled in Lakehead University’s new law program will be able to practise law after completing just three years of law school. No need to article for a year or complete Ontario’s experimental law practice programs.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Licensing version 2.0

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_NewLLP-shutterstock_1038982.jpgUntil now, all Ontario lawyers had to complete the traditional articling process before being called to the bar. But last November, the Law Society of
Upper Canada announced it would be running the law practice program, a pilot project intended to give aspiring lawyers an alternative pathway to the Ontario bar.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_shutterstock_101843929.jpgOntario common law students taking on an articling position or participating in the new law practice program have been served a $4,860 bill to get licensed to practise law.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

A costly misstep?

You have to be *#$?% kidding me!
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'The legal community is really pulling together and trying to accommodate' the firm's articling students, says Heenan partner Karen Rogers.
'The legal community is really pulling together and trying to accommodate' the firm's articling students, says Heenan partner Karen Rogers.
As lawyers at Heenan Blaikie make plans to pack up and move on, law students currently articling with the firm — and those who accepted offers to article there later this year — are scrambling to find positions with other Canadian law firms.
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‘We were a bit surprised that there was such an outcry, especially after we played by the rules [and] received approval,’ says Robert Kuhn.
‘We were a bit surprised that there was such an outcry, especially after we played by the rules [and] received approval,’ says Robert Kuhn.
The president of Trinity Western University thought he had overcome every hurdle to launch the first law program at a Christian-based school in Canada.
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Monday, 27 January 2014 08:00

Making lemonade: Benefits of the LPP

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIn early January, I attended an information session about the new Law Practice Program. There were only around 20 students there, along with a handful of Osgoode Hall Law School staff and Law Society of Upper Canada representatives. I was shocked — I expected a full room. After all, the program details remained quite mysterious until very recently. Didn’t students want to know more about the proposed solution to the great articling crisis?
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