Monday, 24 August 2015 08:01

Reinventing the legal wheel

Katie Sykes, Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
Katie Sykes, Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University
There are no heavy legal textbooks in the required reading for a bold new course at the still young law school of British Columbia’s Thompson Rivers University, as assistant professor Katie Sykes seeks to equip her students for the rapidly changing legal landscape they will face as newly minted lawyers.
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Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00

7 steps to managing law school debt

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_Fall_Issue_2015_7Steps.jpgFor most students, taking on debt is an expected but unwelcome part of the law school experience — and many start out with a handicap in the form of debt from their undergraduate degree. But how can you keep your debt from getting unmanageable?
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Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00

Embracing change

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_Fall_Issue_2015_SteppingUp.jpgKnown for its technology-savvy Faculty of Law, the University of Calgary is taking practical steps toward achieving more performance-based learning and full engagement from its law students.
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Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00

The musician’s advocate

Recording at Rooster Studios (Toronto, ON) with Charlotte Cornfield, January 2015
Recording at Rooster Studios (Toronto, ON) with Charlotte Cornfield, January 2015
After studying jazz performance at McGill University from 2007-2010, Kate Palumbo continued to live in Montreal, immersed in the local music scene. While she was a member of the jazz quintet Atomic 5, the group won the 2010 Jupiter-Vandoren New Talent Contest and signed a recording contract with Canadian label Effendi Records. That same year, Palumbo released a full-length album with Takk, an all-female jazz quartet. Both groups had featured performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
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Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00

LPP: answering a different call

While it’s too early to declare Ontario’s English- and French-language Law Practice Program an overnight success after just one year, it’s interesting to consider its successes and breakthroughs, and acknowledge it’s a program many law grads might have benefited from in the past — perhaps more so than from traditional articling.
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John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law will introduce the first law course on global corruption to commence in September.
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Monday, 17 August 2015 08:00

What we can learn from other professions

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ian-Holloway.jpg“But you don’t understand. They’re completely different.”
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Monday, 10 August 2015 08:00

Blogging for truth and reconciliation

UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
An idea sparked by a tweet led to the birth of reconciliationsyllabus, a blog of materials for teaching law inspired by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_August_Morgans-expansion-program.jpgInformation surrounding Kinder Morgan’s expansion project can be difficult to understand, let alone research for the public due to the extensive amount of data available on the ever-expanding pipeline from official sources such as the National Energy Board.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgI was recently struck by the slightly defiant social media activity of some fellow law school students. On Canada Day, a few expressed embarrassment at the country’s state of law making and governance rather than pride.
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