Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:00

The new disrupted normal

The new disrupted normalAutomation is poised to shake up the legal industry. How can students prepare for a shifting career landscape?
Published in Features
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:00

Sexism is not moot

Sexism is not mootAt first, Ria Guidone was floored when she was told to ‘seduce the court,’ but it helped open up a conversation about women in the profession.
Published in Features
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:00

Training lawyers for tomorrow

Training lawyers for tomorrowLaw schools must focus on attributes, not just skills, for a new generation to thrive in tumultuous times. Ours is the era of the technological twin set. The information age is the parent of the consumer mantra, “better, cheaper, faster” — which, in turn, is driving a demand for greater efficiency, greater accountability and greater customer centredness. What this means is that the Canadian lawyer of the 21st century needs to be a rather different creature than that of the 20th. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that we need to be what we’ve always been, but more; that our profession needs skills that we’ve always known, but now it needs them in greater ubiquity.
Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:00

School’s out, stay organized

School’s out, stay organizedThe summer has begun and some of you have just completed your first year of law school — congratulations! Hopefully after the release of grades you are able to relax and enjoy the time off from school and remain optimistic about the next two years. The majority of students that have finished 1L will likely find themselves without the highly coveted summer law student jobs and that is perfectly fine. It is now time to perfect your job application package, in preparation for the major law student recruit during 2L. Here are some suggestions to utilize the time you have over the summer so that you remain stress-free when the applications are due.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

The value of mentorship

The value of mentorshipThis past school year has had its share of highs and lows, but I can attribute some if not most of my success to the mentors who provided me with sound advice and guidance throughout school, the hunt for employment and life in general. I have three people I turn to consistently when faced with an issue, and I can’t recommend having a mentor enough! Mentorship means different things for different people. For some, it’s an informal lunch or chat over coffee; for others, it’s a formal meeting. Either way, having a mentor throughout law school is of tremendous value.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 27 March 2017 09:00

In defence of the LSAT

In defence of the LSAT“A new era has dawned for prospective law students.” So began a piece the other day in the Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa law student newspaper. What the author was referring to was the recent announcement by Harvard Law School that it would accept the Graduate Record Examination in lieu of the Law School Admission Test as the basis of an application for admission to the JD program. 
Published in Latest News
Start now: Tips to have a great job interviewFor many students, securing a job is a top priority. There are a number of factors, such as extracurricular activities and strong grades, that look great on a resumé and can help a student get the initial job interview. The rest is up to how much effort you put in to network, present your best self and research the firm. Ultimately, it comes down to how the student interviews and whether or not the student is a great “fit.” Every firm is different. Unfortunately, no one knows that sure-fire way to land the position, but here are some tips to help best prepare for an interview.
Published in Latest News
Students who are the first in their families to attend post-secondary school or law school have more challenges to overcome on their road to succeeding in the legal world. The First Generation Network, a student group at University of  Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, aims to help.
Published in 4Students videos
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. 
Published in Latest News
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.
Published in Latest News
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