Sumra Mahmood says she decided to go to UVic because of its focus on social justice and access to justice.
Sumra Mahmood says she decided to go to UVic because of its focus on social justice and access to justice.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law has established the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence with plans for five research projects to help determine need in the province.
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Monday, 01 February 2016 09:00

Law dean challenge

Illustration: Katy Lemay
Illustration: Katy Lemay
When Lee Stuesser, Lakehead University’s first law school dean, resigned last June after just two years on the job, he said resignations are “a personal matter” and declined to discuss his reasons. On his way out, the affable dean, who invited new students to his house for barbeques, would only say how grateful he was for the chance to cut the ribbon and open the doors of Lakehead law.
Shobhita Soor never thought that her law degree would lead to insect farming.
Shobhita Soor never thought that her law degree would lead to insect farming.
Recent McGill University law grad Shobhita Soor says she is “grateful to be in good company,” after being recognized by Forbes magazine as a breakout talent of 2016 30 Under 30 list
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Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Finding work in the legal profession after graduation can be tough, with a recent survey showing just 46 per cent of law grads in Ontario and Quebec found meaningful work in less than six months following completion of their articles.
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Stephanie Boomboor explains PPD program
Stephanie Boomhour says the PPD program at the University of Ottawa gave her the experience to hit the ground running.

Much has been written about the Law Practice Program at Ryerson. It is unfortunate that most of the articles seem to overlook the fact that an equivalent program in French, called the Programme de pratique du droit, is offered at the University of Ottawa. I am proud to say that I was a member of the first cohort of candidates to complete the PPD in its first year, starting in September 2014.

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“Single parents and individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds rightly find the prospect of an additional $100,000 of law school debt to be daunting,” says legal educator Omar Ha-Redeye.
“Single parents and individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds rightly find the prospect of an additional $100,000 of law school debt to be daunting,” says legal educator Omar Ha-Redeye.
North American statistics show applications to law schools are down and tuition is rising at some schools, but the appetite for legal education is still strong, say educators.
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I like to connect people to other people, I thrive on relationship building,” says law student and winner of this year’s Aish Jewish Legal Network award.
I like to connect people to other people, I thrive on relationship building,” says law student and winner of this year’s Aish Jewish Legal Network award.
The Aish Jewish Legal Network is  giving third-year law student Kortney Shapiro an award to exemplify her mentorship and other community activities.
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Monday, 14 December 2015 09:00

Of theory, skills, and false dichotomies

Of theory, skills, and false dichotomiesOf all the shibboleths we are cursed with in Canadian legal education, the worst is that there is a constructive distinction to be drawn between theory and skills.
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Learning from the Rama First Nation Elder’s CouncilIf you had asked me at the beginning of 2015 if I would be on the hunt for rental housing close to Rama First Nation over the summer, I would have thought you were crazy.
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Are we doing enough to optimize the student body’s mental health?I was recently struck by a bold Facebook status from a fellow 3L, Stacey Merrigan. On Oct. 14, she wrote:
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