Monday, 19 December 2016 09:00

Study suggestions to survive the season

Study suggestions to survive the seasonLaw students are very fortunate. They are able to tailor class schedules to suit sleep preferences, work out in the middle of the day and study wherever there’s wireless Internet. Still, there’s one season law students loathe the most: exam season. Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are all very realistic consequences that students face at this time in the semester. Often, a student’s entire grade comes down to a two-and-a-half hour exam — the pressure is undeniable. 
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September: Law students should take it in strideFor many, September represents a time of new resolutions. Stemming from those ingrained back-to-school feelings, many individuals set new goals. For law students, the prospect of overcoming last year’s academic struggles can guide their September aspirations. No matter what year a law student is in, the fall renews ambition. There are clubs to join, moots to consider, potential jobs to look into and study habits to improve. Whether starting your law school career or breezing into third year, a successful school year requires a plan in September. Here are a few suggestions to maintain a level head academically, while still participating in extracurricular activities.
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Monday, 01 August 2016 08:41

Embracing a time for change

Embracing a time for changeLast year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its much anticipated report on six years of information gathering from across Canada amassing volumes of witness statements from thousands of Indian residential schools survivors and from those involved in the system that has become what some say is Canada’s greatest shame.
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Monday, 01 August 2016 11:20

4Students Fall 2016 Supplement

With strong recommendations in the report of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission, we look at what's happening in the area of changes to legal education at law schools across the country.

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Monday, 01 August 2016 09:00

Embracing a time for change

Embracing a time for changeLast year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its much anticipated report on six years of information gathering from across Canada amassing volumes of witness statements from thousands of Indian residential schools survivors and from those involved in the system that has become what some say is Canada’s greatest shame.
Published in Features
Monday, 01 August 2016 09:00

Guiding principles

Illustration: Dushan Milic
Illustration: Dushan Milic
Almost all Canadian law students intend to practise law when they get out of law school. It’s different in some other jurisdictions. In Europe, for example, a law degree often leads to government service, or a business career, or a job in journalism. Europeans think the study of the law develops analytical skills that can be put to general use. But in Canada a law faculty is considered a trade school and its denizens single-mindedly look forward to setting up legal shop as soon as possible. They are anxious to graduate with everything they need to begin practising. One of the things they require but may not have is a moral lodestar. If you are entering the practice of law you should believe — you need to believe — in some guiding principles. Without them you’re more likely to mess up your life and career.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:00

Your courtroom is ready!

TRU law students have created an app to help lawyers, self-reps with timing of hearings.
TRU law students have created an app to help lawyers, self-reps with timing of hearings.
It started as an idea taken from the restaurant trade where patrons are given a buzzer that indicates when their table is ready. A group of Thompson Rivers University law students have taken that concept and evolved it into an app that allows lawyers or self-litigants to know when a hearing on an application before the B.C. Supreme Court justice may occur during the day.
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Profession needs to create opportunities for young lawyersI often hear that millennials are lazy, they want too much too fast, and that they are unwilling to work for their success. I hear this on the street, on the radio, I read it online, and I hear it at social events.
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Monday, 18 April 2016 09:58

2016 moot roundup


Every year, dozens of moots are held across Canada with law students debating issues from all areas of law. As the school year draws to a close and students cast back over their accomplishments, moots are sure to be a highlight. Here’s our annual roundup for 2016 — let us know if we’ve missed one.
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Monday, 29 February 2016 09:00

1Ls: The forest and the trees

1Ls: The forest and the treesWith reading week over and final exams looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time for 1Ls to take stock of their current situation and take a brief moment to understand the true gravity of the opportunities that lie before them.
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