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Alissa Saieva first got a taste of the legal life while a student at Central Tech high school.
Alissa Saieva first got a taste of the legal life while a student at Central Tech high school.
Ten years ago, Ron Daniels, then-dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, realized attending law school was a privilege. For him, bringing more diverse students into law school was an access to justice issue, and to help the community and encourage diversity, something needed to be done to reach out — especially in high schools where students were struggling to graduate.
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Monday, 08 September 2014 09:00

Law school clinics welcome legal aid funds

LAO’s Aneurin Thomas says getting more students exposed to family law early will benefit everyone.
LAO’s Aneurin Thomas says getting more students exposed to family law early will benefit everyone.
Legal Aid Ontario is filling a gap in access to justice and at the same time giving law students experience and exposure to family law in university legal aid clinics.
Six university-operated clinics will get more than $2 million from LAO to fund family law services programs for low-income Ontarians. The money will be provided over three years.
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Monday, 08 September 2014 09:00

Why I quit my big firm articling job

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Stephanie_Laskoski.jpgRecently I made an enormous decision: I quit an excellent articling job at a big firm in Edmonton. Leaving the position was very difficult, but the stress and pressure I was feeling after only three weeks of work was so great I was not eating or sleeping.
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Craig Forcese says law schools should do a better job of preparing students for the modern practice of law.
Craig Forcese says law schools should do a better job of preparing students for the modern practice of law.
Associate professor Craig Forcese of the common law section at the University of Ottawa is interested in the academic engagement of other law professors, in part the pressure on them to pursue research.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgThis week, law schools across Canada are back in. Admittedly, my back-to-school emotions are mixed.
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Schulich law school dean Kim Brooks says she’d like to see more academic work following up on what happens to those with a legal education.
Schulich law school dean Kim Brooks says she’d like to see more academic work following up on what happens to those with a legal education.
The Canadian Bar Association’s 2014 Legal Futures report explores some interesting possibilities for law students and their education.
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Landing the big one

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_4Students_Fall2014Cover.jpgAfter a few weeks of law school Frances Mahon boldly went to professor Alan Young’s office at Osgoode Hall Law School and in her words, “begged him for a job.” His response to her plea was disappointing yet encouraging at the same time. “He said: ‘Come talk to me in the summer when you actually know something and you’re not a baby law student,’” recalls Mahon, who would later that year begin a two-year journey working on one of the most pivotal cases in recent Canadian history.
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Study right!

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_Study.jpgNo matter what your undergraduate specialty was, law school is a different beast altogether. So what do you need to know to tame it?
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

10 questions for Paul Paton

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_QandA_Paul-D-Paton.jpgAssistant editor Mallory Hendry caught up with the University of Alberta’s new law dean Paul Paton soon after he officially assumed his new position to get his thoughts on the profession, legal education, and how his previous experiences will influence him in his new role.
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Eyes on the prize

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_Profile.jpgRandy Campbell sits at the front of the class, usually without neighbours. “I like to feel like it’s just me and the professor,” says the University of New Brunswick law student of his spot in the lecture hall. “Nothing to distract me.” Wearing a collared shirt and grey dress pants, the 32-year-old sits with exceptional posture, typing his notes into prepared case brief templates. Campbell fills each box from issue to reasoning before moving on to the next, keeping pace with the lecture. While his classmates succumb to temptation at lulls in the lecture, Campbell’s screen does not waiver from the notes. No Facebook. No Buzzfeed.
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