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Chris Bentley says Ryerson has paid and unpaid placements ready to go but more are still needed.
Chris Bentley says Ryerson has paid and unpaid placements ready to go but more are still needed.
With the law practice program’s French and English sections ramping up for Sept. 2 and Aug. 25 launches, respectively, there is a common vibe from those at the helm of the innovative program: optimism.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgMany Canadian academics are familiar with the Carnegie Foundation’s 2007 report “Educating Lawyers” and its call for significant changes to the American model of legal education. Although it is an obvious oversimplification of a complex argument, the basic idea advanced in “Educating Lawyers” is that American law schools ought to look beyond preparing their students to do legal analysis and research and devote significantly more attention both to enhancing their students’ practical skills and to developing their professional identity.
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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00

Advice for the overconfident 1L

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_DerekKim.jpgIn March, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with many incoming 1Ls as part of a panel hosted by the Laurier Law Society. With a level of retrospective comfort (after all, I’m a law student now), I encountered students in one of two broad categories: the overconfident, and the overwrought. For the latter, I am sure nerves will eventually settle as the unfamiliar becomes day-to-day. My advice is for the former.
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Monday, 04 August 2014 08:00

TRU law school gets fine new digs

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_TRU-Old-Main-BEFORE---AFTER.jpgThompson Rivers University’s law school opened its doors almost three years ago but until now has not had a building designed for its needs. Now it does.
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Monday, 28 July 2014 11:18

TRU law class embrace the Wiki

Thompson Rivers University professor Margaret Hall’s mandatory first-year legal perspectives class has historically been a difficult one to teach.
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Monday, 07 July 2014 08:01

Seizing opportunity

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgI survived the LSAT and even made it to Western University, but I had no idea the real challenge would be securing an articling position in the aftermath of a global economic recession. It has been called the “articling crisis,” though in every crisis lies opportunity and the future is bright.
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Monday, 07 July 2014 08:00

Moving to the other side

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_July_J.Lowry.jpgFor 33 years Jim Lowry put accused criminals in jail. Now he’s defending them.
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Monday, 30 June 2014 11:04

Balancing scholarship and activism

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgWhen I began law school, I had a plan to succeed. Warned of the arduous grind of reading, I was intent on studying with razor-sharp focus. No distractions. No extracurricular. Away from home, it would be all school, all the time.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Philip-Bryden1.jpgIn the spring of 1963, Bob Jarvis graduated with an LLB from the University of Alberta. He moved to Ontario and wanted to enter the Law Society of Upper Canada’s bar admission program. He was informed his University of Alberta LLB did not satisfy the LSUC’s education requirements for entry into the program.
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Monday, 26 May 2014 08:00

We are more alike than we might think

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpgMy first year of law school at the University of New Brunswick was like a Patrick Chan Olympic skate. In the months and weeks leading up, there was focused preparation followed by equal parts fear and anticipation. Once it began, there were moments of glorious success and moments of utter disaster — with the encouragement of coaches throughout. Monitoring the performance of competitors became routine. In the end, the judges decided it was neither first place nor thankfully last place.
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