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Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

I failed in law school and you can too

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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Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

Our voice, our solutions

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgBased on statistics, a career in law was not in the cards for me. I arrived in Canada at the age of nine from Uruguay. English was not my first language. I attended several high schools in the Jane-Finch area in Toronto. I spent some time away from school before returning to get my high school accreditation. I did not have role models in the profession or a network of legal professionals to encourage me and show me that a career in law was possible for me.
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Monday, 09 March 2015 08:00

How to land an articling interview

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_Jenny_Poon.jpgThe Canadian economy is still picking up since the 2008 recession. Despite this, the annual unemployment rate is still around six or seven per cent, which is much higher than a lot of other developed countries. Also, with the rise of the cost of living and an increased number of university graduates, having a Bachelor’s degree or even a law degree doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get a job.
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“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
The #OneDayofPay campaign that asks students who get summer jobs to give a day of pay to help those who only have unpaid jobs didn’t launch as planned.
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Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

Winnipeg: holding steady

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2015_March_file_644.jpgOn a brisk winter morning, with the temperature a mere -20 C and rising, senior litigator Dave Hill had his day and evening mapped out, including a way to beat the elements. After a full day of work, he planned to use the enclosed downtown Skywalk, to walk from his office on Main Street to the nearby MTS Centre to watch the Winnipeg Jets play that night. “I wish we had more tickets,” says Hill, as the arena for the NHL hockey team is routinely sold out.
Published in Features
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00

It’s time to scrap articling

As the law school year winds down across the country, Canada’s medium and large law firms begin preparations for the annual legal rite of passage — articling. That’s when hordes of lawyer wannabes, fresh out of torts and civil procedure, disperse across law firms, and anxiously seek to dip their toes in the legal waters.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 23 February 2015 08:00

The toll of the turmoil at UNB law

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgIt is a trying time to be a law student at the University of New Brunswick.
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Domestic violence issues will cut across many areas of law but the question remains whether it should be mandatory in law school, says Nick Bala.
Domestic violence issues will cut across many areas of law but the question remains whether it should be mandatory in law school, says Nick Bala.
While law schools continue to implement mandatory classes on domestic violence for first-year students, the burden to solve domestic violence cases should not fall on law schools alone, says one Queen’s University law professor.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:00

What we know about legal education

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ian-Holloway.jpg“That’s because we perfected the model.”
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_February_catherine-dauvergne.jpgCatherine Dauvergne, a professor, published author, and Trudeau fellow, will formally become the new dean of the University of British Columbia’s law school July 1, and with her new appointment she has a few tips for Canadian law students.
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