Monday, 20 March 2017 09:00
Judges, lawyers, law students and the public continue to grapple with the access to justice crisis that is far-reaching across the country. Too often, we lament that the system is too complex, too slow and too expensive. The most marginalized members of Canadian society experience significant barriers navigating the justice system on a daily basis.
Friday, 13 January 2017 12:28
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00
Monday, 29 August 2016 09:00
One 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.
Monday, 13 June 2016 09:00
Monday, 18 April 2016 09:00
|Third-year Calgary law student Trevor Gair, left, and professor Michael Geist met at RightsCon 2016 in San Francisco.|
Monday, 11 April 2016 09:54
The 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.
Monday, 04 April 2016 09:00
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.
Monday, 22 February 2016 09:00
Monday, 25 January 2016 10:08
|Derek Kim says learning exchanges abroad can give you the confidence to solve problems independently and “work with anyone from anywhere in future practice.”|