Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00

Pros and cons of foreign-trained students

Pros and cons of foreign-trained studentsIs a foreign-trained student something you should consider? Foreign-trained students are a valuable talent pool unappreciated by many firms. Sole and small firms can take advantage of this and find highly qualified candidates. 
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International trained lawyers: overcoming the stigmaOne of my peers’ main anxieties in law school was the never-ending question: Where will I article after law school? And worse, what if the dreaded rumour mill rang true — that the market was so tough that jobs were one in a million? While such questions are common in the minds of final-year law students, the frets and fears of my peers were coupled with an additional barrier: We were internationally trained lawyers.
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Monday, 13 June 2016 09:00

Hiring summer help

Hiring summer helpHave you ever thought of hiring summer help? With the end of the school year approaching, now is the perfect time to hire a summer student. High school or college summer students are a group of job-seeking candidates that law firms, including sole and smalls, may overlook.
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Third-year Calgary law student Trevor Gair, left, and professor Michael Geist met at RightsCon 2016 in San Francisco.
Third-year Calgary law student Trevor Gair, left, and professor Michael Geist met at RightsCon 2016 in San Francisco.
The power of the Internet is awesome. Tremendous amounts of knowledge are available literally at our fingertips. But with this great power comes great responsibility — and even greater questions.
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Incentivization and change in legal educationThe genius of our version of the rule of law is that it is not the law of rules. Yes, there are imperatives — what we lawyers call statutes and regulations — with which we all are obliged to comply. But for the most part, the rule of law in the anglo-Canadian tradition is premised on the notion that freedom is a paramount social value.
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Law school and in-practice needs: Are we ready to negotiate?Seated in my negotiations class, explaining the interests of “my client,” and trying to get my head around those of my opponent’s in a role-play scenario we have been assigned, it is refreshing to practise a skill in law school that is relevant to the practice of law. I feel my toe tapping, signaling my interest at the ensuing back and forth. As I keep one eye on the elements of the negotiation and another on the process, I imagine myself one day applying these skills on behalf of a client.
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Monday, 22 February 2016 09:00

From refugee camp to law school

Former Kurdish-Iranian refugee now University of Manitoba law school student
Former Kurdish-Iranian refugee now University of Manitoba law school student
Kobra Rahimi has come a long way in the past 15 years — in more ways than one.
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Derek Kim says learning exchanges abroad can give you the confidence to solve problems independently and “work with anyone from anywhere in future practice.”
Derek Kim says learning exchanges abroad can give you the confidence to solve problems independently and “work with anyone from anywhere in future practice.”
Having returned from my second exchange abroad, I cannot recommend it enough for law students. During my second year of undergrad, I studied at Seoul National University and decided to repeat this experience in law school at the University of Hong Kong. As scores of emphatic post-exchange testimonials suggest, it is undoubtedly a life-changing experience and can add real value to your legal education.
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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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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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