Jan 18, 2019
Beginning this year, the University of Calgary Faculty of Law will be pre-admitting students who complete the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax.
- Jan 1, 2019
At the beginning of August my mom and I packed up a rented white Subaru with clear garbage bags full of clothing and boxes of books and knick-knacks and made the drive from Toronto and State College, Pennsylvania. I was to start law school the following week at Penn State and needed my mom with me for moral support, and to fill my fridge with groceries from Trader Joe’s.
Dec 20, 2018
A new report has shed light on what today’s law school students value, and what they’re missing in their legal education. Perhaps not surprisingly, they value work-life balance and mentoring programs; more surprisingly, a majority feel they are not being adequately educated in the practicalities of a legal practice.
- Dec 17, 2018
Maps and summaries, summaries and maps. A couple of practice exams, some group-study sessions, maybe even a flash card pack. But for the most part, maps and summaries are how law school exam preparation gets done. And that, my fellow Ls of all years, is a crying shame.
Dec 14, 2018
Lorne Sossin, former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario.
- Dec 10, 2018
Nov 27, 2018
Memorial University’s senate has approved a proposal for a faculty of law, moving Atlantic Canada’s largest university a step closer to establishing a law school in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nov 21, 2018
Ryerson University has been dealt a major setback in the final stages of its plan for a new juris doctor program.
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?
- Oct 1, 2018
A law school at Ryerson will not add to the competitiveness of the process and, therefore, the only reasonable position is to support its creation.
- Sep 24, 2018
Law school is an incredible adventure. It can also be overwhelming. Luckily, there are thousands of people who have made it through.
Aug 29, 2018
A aspiring Quebec law student who took both a university and the provincial universities’ forum to court after he was refused admission to a law faculty has lost his case.
- Aug 20, 2018
There are some simple things we can all do to make back-to-school season easier, from setting a budget to figuring out law school attire.
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.
Aug 7, 2018
Ballooning law school tuition means more graduates are stuck in a cycle of debt
Aug 6, 2018
Ryerson University’s new law school is on pace to open in 2020, and with its opening, issues affecting aspiring lawyers have come to the forefront.
- Jul 24, 2018
Three months after its first Indigenous dean of law resigned claiming systemic racism, Lakehead University has embarked on a consultation with faculty in an effort to find a replacement dean for the Bora Laskin School of Law by consulting with its academic community about who should be considered for the role.
Jul 16, 2018
Law schools that want to promote political viewpoints are misled about their purpose.
Jun 18, 2018
Lawyers need many skills to thrive in today’s market, but they also need to be connected to their community.