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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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Cole-Rodocker-PUB-2015-1.jpgWhile TRU has moved past some growing pains, there is still much work to be done, says law student Cole Rodocker. Unbeknownst to many in the legal community, a significant event of importance to not only the British Columbia legal landscape but to the Canadian legal landscape as a whole has happened this summer. For the first time in more than three decades, lawyers are being called to the bar from a new law school.
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TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska. Brianna Meyer was raised surrounded by nature in the coastal town of Powell River, B.C. Now we are colleagues as JD candidates at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.
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Jeffrey Hewitt, GC of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, says ‘free, prior, and informed consent’ is the way to move business forward.  Photo: Jennifer Brown
Jeffrey Hewitt, GC of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, says ‘free, prior, and informed consent’ is the way to move business forward. Photo: Jennifer Brown
The general counsel for the Chippewas of Rama First Nation is calling on the legal leaders of Canadian companies, institutions, and law firms to think about how they can take action around recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation report and on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.
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Steven Breslauer switched over to Alberta’s new articling system as soon as he could.
Steven Breslauer switched over to Alberta’s new articling system as soon as he could.
The Law Society of Alberta is launching its new education plan, which will change the face of articling in Alberta for good.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Standard_photos_calder-johnson.jpgIn June 2015, after seven years of collecting evidence the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its 388-page executive summary, centred on the TRC’s 94 recommendations and written as a call to action.
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Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00

A new portfolio

Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Photo: Sandra Strangemore
Kimberly Murray’s new job is, as she wryly points out, the fifth of 17 recommendations in the 2013 Iacobucci report on First Nations legal issues, and she actually asked the interview panel for assurances that she wasn’t being set up to fail.
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Monday, 25 May 2015 08:00

Marks make us into monsters

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgWith exams behind us and law students merrily settled back at home with loved ones and mom and dad’s well-stocked fridge, school seems a distant memory. However, grades have begun to trickle in and facing the music of marks will continue for many students well into June.
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:16

Career beginnings: a Q&A

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Lawson-PeterRoundtree.jpgSince my last Canadian Lawyer 4Students article, I have been called to the British Columbia bar. As I’m no longer a student, and this will be my last article for 4Students, I thought it would be fitting to look back to the beginning.
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Monday, 04 May 2015 12:05

Moot roundup 2015

Dozens of moots are held around the country covering all areas of law. Here’s our roundup for 2015. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything.
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