Displaying items by tag: law school
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:37
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00
Many Canadian academics are familiar with the Carnegie Foundation’s 2007 report “Educating Lawyers” and its call for significant changes to the American model of legal education. Although it is an obvious oversimplification of a complex argument, the basic idea advanced in “Educating Lawyers” is that American law schools ought to look beyond preparing their students to do legal analysis and research and devote significantly more attention both to enhancing their students’ practical skills and to developing their professional identity.
Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00
In March, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with many incoming 1Ls as part of a panel hosted by the Laurier Law Society. With a level of retrospective comfort (after all, I’m a law student now), I encountered students in one of two broad categories: the overconfident, and the overwrought. For the latter, I am sure nerves will eventually settle as the unfamiliar becomes day-to-day. My advice is for the former.
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:00
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:18
Thompson Rivers University professor Margaret Hall’s mandatory first-year legal perspectives class has historically been a difficult one to teach.
Monday, 07 July 2014 08:01
Monday, 07 July 2014 08:00
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Monday, 30 June 2014 11:04
Monday, 16 June 2014 08:00
In the spring of 1963, Bob Jarvis graduated with an LLB from the University of Alberta. He moved to Ontario and wanted to enter the Law Society of Upper Canada’s bar admission program. He was informed his University of Alberta LLB did not satisfy the LSUC’s education requirements for entry into the program.
Monday, 26 May 2014 08:00
My first year of law school at the University of New Brunswick was like a Patrick Chan Olympic skate. In the months and weeks leading up, there was focused preparation followed by equal parts fear and anticipation. Once it began, there were moments of glorious success and moments of utter disaster — with the encouragement of coaches throughout. Monitoring the performance of competitors became routine. In the end, the judges decided it was neither first place nor thankfully last place.