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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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A screenshot of the new web site, JustBalance. Law students can find information and helpful links as well as community-based services for those whose law schools have joined the initiative.
A screenshot of the new web site, JustBalance. Law students can find information and helpful links as well as community-based services for those whose law schools have joined the initiative.
Ten years ago, when Melanie Banka Goela was a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, nobody talked about the stress and pressures associated with being a law student.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgThere is rising doubt as to whether the voice of law and articling students is being heard in respect to decisions pertaining to the future of the profession. Case in point: the Law Society of New Brunswick’s special meeting on Sept. 13 to reconsider the council’s Trinity Western University accreditation decision.
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Padraigin Murphy, a second-year law student at the University of Toronto, has a hero. The hero is a friend of Murphy’s who graduated from law school and is now an articling student at a full-service law firm in a small rural community. Her annual salary? $30,000. Her debt load from law school? More than $100,000.
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