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Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

The difference between 1L and 2L

Students often forget it only takes three years to go from orientation to graduation. This ensures the law school experience is taut with terrific pace and change. Two months into my second-year at Queen’s University, legal education has yet to become over-familiar; but challenges that were once considered insurmountable have become routine and second nature. The following are the most salient differences I have noticed as a 2L. b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_Derek_Kim.jpg
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Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Say hello to a transfer student

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgUnlike my arrival at Ludlow Hall last year when I knew nobody, upon my return in September, I was welcomed back by familiar faces. The overwhelming experience of meeting all new people in 1L meant transfer students were invisible to me. Everyone was new.
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Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Showing leadership on a divisive issue

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_tonywilson.jpgThere’s a wonderful scene in the third season of Sherlock, where Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Sherlock Holmes, explains to Phillip Anderson, a Scotland Yard forensic expert, how the BBC’s favourite sleuth faked his own death.
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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Rosalie Abella were given honorary degrees by Victoria University. (Photo: Alexandra Wong)
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Rosalie Abella were given honorary degrees by Victoria University. (Photo: Alexandra Wong)
Delivering the keynote address at the University of Toronto’s Victoria University’s Charter Day Convocation, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin kept her remarks focused squarely on equality, and the importance of obtaining more equal gender representation in “societal and democratic governance.”
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Faculty of Law's founding dean, Lee Stuesser (from left); John B. Laskin; Barbara Laskin; President & vice-chancellor of Lakehead University Dr. Brian Stevenson.
Faculty of Law's founding dean, Lee Stuesser (from left); John B. Laskin; Barbara Laskin; President & vice-chancellor of Lakehead University Dr. Brian Stevenson.
What’s in a name? For Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, it represents quite a legacy.
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Monday, 13 October 2014 08:00

Excelling at articles

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ines-Gavran.jpgAs law students, we constantly worry about our future career: whether it’s on landing an articling position, successfully completing it, or getting hired back afterwards. So how can you make the best out of your experience?
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Monday, 13 October 2014 08:00

Healthy living for lawyers-to-be

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Megan-Strachan_-Head-Shot.jpgA “healthy routine” can mean any number of things. For me, it means mainly two things: trying to stay active and eating food I cook, rather than eating out or binging on packaged foods — like the ubiquitous free firm snacks. Saying no when all I want to do is stress eat Oreos is a daily challenge.
 
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Dean Lorne Sossin suggested a Twitter contest asking students to submit innovative ideas for ‘future history.’
Dean Lorne Sossin suggested a Twitter contest asking students to submit innovative ideas for ‘future history.’
More than 100 years ago — 125 on Oct. 7, to be exact — William Reeve made a speech in front of a crowd of law students.
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Monday, 06 October 2014 08:00

Don’t bet against LPP candidates

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgYou never know how your story will turn out. After completing my undergraduate degree and finding myself in the middle of a recession, I turned to the Canadian Forces but a back injury stopped me dead in my tracks.  I regrouped and found myself at Western Law, but the job market wasn’t getting any better. In my first article for Canadian Lawyer 4Students, I talked about my past and about the next steps in my journey. I told you I was ready to seize my opportunity and that opportunity is here. This marks the first in a four-article series I will be writing to document my experience with Ontario’s new Law Practice Program, an alternative to the traditional model of articling in Ontario. I will tell you a bit about the program and, in doing so, a bit about me and how the experience is preparing me for my own legal practice.
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Monday, 29 September 2014 10:23

All aboard

A generous amount of this month’s issue of Canadian Lawyer is dedicated to technology and the law. Technology in its various forms and permutations have and continue to transform legal practice and while this issue began with a plan for a special report on e-discovery, it organically morphed into a much wider discussion — one or all of which are going on throughout the profession.
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