- Jun 10, 2019
A month into my 2L summer job at a union-side labour law firm, I’m still adjusting to the hours. To colleagues from my former life as a financial reporter, they might seem onerous; to classmates at full-service Bay Street firms, they may be downright enviable. But working from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. a few days a week hasn’t been a big adjustment — during the school year, I’m often studying until much later. No, what is new is the free time, the Saturdays and Sundays unencumbered by textbooks, by whiteboard maps, by the knowledge of looming exams.
- Jun 3, 2019
Negativity is the governing professional disposition in which a great experiment in Canadian legal education is about to take place. That is the establishment of a degree-granting law school at Ryerson University.
- Jan 21, 2019
There are a lot of important things to consider when choosing where to article.
- Dec 17, 2018
For lawyers in Ontario, 2018 will be the year where major opportunities were missed.
Dec 11, 2018
The Law Society of Ontario decided on Monday to alter the training process for young lawyers, approving a proposal to mandate pay for articling students and audit the firms where they work.
- Oct 22, 2018
This year, the Law Society of Ontario embarked on a series of consultations on its governance structure and lawyer licensing.
Oct 1, 2018
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law announced Thursday it has raised $24 million, including $15 million for financial aid from alumni and other supporters, in the school’s campaign to provide greater financial aid to law students.
- Oct 1, 2018
Unlike most undergraduate programs, a JD prepares you for a specific career. Whether you litigate or focus on transactional cases, whether you work in Vancouver or in Vaudreuil, you’re training to practise the law. But how do you know what best prepares you for practice?
Aug 13, 2018
Earlier this year, when benchers of the Law Society of Ontario had to vote on whether graduates of Ryerson University’s proposed law school should be allowed to apply to practise in Ontario following their call to the bar, there were few naysayers.
Jul 10, 2018
A Toronto law firm will be removing names from hundreds of applications it receives from law students hopeful to land a summer position at the firm in an effort to promote more diverse recruitment.
- Jun 4, 2018
Recently, I had the honour of being invited to take part in and speak at a celebration of the life of Wylie Spicer.
May 22, 2018
Amid a consultation process to develop possible alternatives to articling, the Law Society of Ontario is considering whether to change the licensing procedure for law school graduates, including an option to eliminate articling.
- Apr 16, 2018
Spring — the season where many third-year law students scramble to find an articling position before the semester expires.
- Apr 9, 2018
We are the sum of our experiences, for better or worse.
Jan 26, 2018
A new survey conducted by the Law Society of Ontario has revealed that harassment and discrimination are an ongoing reality for many articling students.
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