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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Monday, 06 July 2015 08:05

Fencing through law school

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Louise Fournier at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Louise Fournier who is about to enter her final semester of law school at McGill, finished 51st out of 70 fencers, in epee style category at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea this past Saturday. She won two bouts of pool against a student from China and one from Hungary and lost 15-10 in direct elimination against a student competitor from the United States. She was the only female fencer representing Canada on a seven-member team from Canada.

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Monday, 15 June 2015 08:00

Neither apples nor oranges are working

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Matt-Hopkins.jpgThe 2014-15 licensing year was marked by robust debate around the future of articling in Ontario as the Law Society of Upper Canada rolled out its three-year pilot project known as the Law Practice Program.
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Meenakshi Lakhanpal says she cast her net wide and worked to create opportunities to prepare herself for getting articles.
Meenakshi Lakhanpal says she cast her net wide and worked to create opportunities to prepare herself for getting articles.
Getting into law school is no easy feat, but you know it only gets harder from there. Besides juggling the crushing workload, maxing out lines of credit, and adjusting to a new environment, it’s essential to start lining up an articling position — all within the first six months.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgThis time last year, I returned home to Ontario dazed and confused after a strenuous first year of law school. But before I could nap and Netflix my summer away, filing the occasional Ab Initio column, UNB’s career services director suggested I start hustling Bay Street if I hoped to land there in my summer after 2L.
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Monday, 06 April 2015 08:00

Windsor IP law clinic is where it’s at

Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Windsor IP clinic students, with Alford Kindred, the former regional managing director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit.
Law, technology, and entrepreneurship clinic (LTEC) has been around for just over five years, but has already made quite a splash in the intellectual property legal community in North America.
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There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
There are a variety of financial issues facing law students that may price people out of the profession, says Ryan Robski.
One of the things the Law Students’ Society of Ontario will focus on is managing tuition fees via the student loan re-distribution program for students who may not be able to enter law school due to financial barriers say president Ryan Robski and vice president Adam Gilani.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgWhoa, has this month been busy. Presentations, seminars, and papers have overwhelmed me, and the submersion looks to continue in April.
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Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

Three articling myths

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Lawson-PeterRoundtree.jpgIt’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
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