law schools

  • It’s not about you

    May 20, 2019

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Gillian Hadfield, who recently rejoined the faculty of law at the University of Toronto after teaching in California.

  • Western Law to launch academic mindfulness course this fall

    Western Law to launch academic mindfulness course this fall

    May 16, 2019

    Western University’s law school is introducing an upper-level, for-credit elective starting this fall about exercising mindfulness, a self-aware focus on one’s thoughts and emotions to promote mental health, and its correlation to the practice of law — an academic course thought to be the first of its kind in Canada.

  • New program will train immigration and citizenship consultants

    New program will train immigration and citizenship consultants

    May 2, 2019

    Queen’s University Faculty of Law and Université de Sherbrooke are developing a new program to train immigration and citizenship consultants

  • Law school is more than studying the law

    Apr 15, 2019

    As the days grow longer with sunlight, I realize how much closer I am to graduating from law school, and while that thought is exhilarating, it is also intimidating. This month, I decided to share my gratitude for things that law school brought me, whether it be through my education, or through moving here to Windsor.

  • University of Alberta profs found governance ‘lodge’

    University of Alberta profs found governance ‘lodge’

    Apr 11, 2019

    Hadley Friedland was just outside a conference room in Edmonton, speaking over the phone about a presentation on Indigenous law she’d just made to a room full of lawyers and legal academics. The conference was being sponsored by the Law Society of Alberta.

  • Quebec research project tackles legal fees

    Quebec research project tackles legal fees

    Apr 10, 2019

    A new research project to establish alternative models of practice and remuneration for Quebec lawyers is the latest of several initiatives — both public and private — that aim to increase access to justice and ensure a brighter future for the legal profession in la belle province.

  • New ways to learn

    Apr 1, 2019

    Reading case law is such a big part of legal education but many lawyers advise on issues that have never been litigated. Our cover story on food law is such an example.

  • Tuition at new law school could hit $30K

    Tuition at new law school could hit $30K

    Mar 13, 2019

    As Memorial University moves closer to establishing the first law school in Newfoundland and Labrador, concerns have been raised about the ability of the school to compete on a national playing field. One key area of concern is tuition. According to a report published by Memorial University, tuition will need to be $30,000 a year for all three years to ensure the law school is revenue neutral, one of the conditions on which MUN’s senate endorsed the proposal.

  • Debunking pseudo-science

    Debunking pseudo-science

    Mar 11, 2019

    For those trained in the sciences and the practice of law, where skepticism, logical reasoning and critical thinking are the most closely held tools to guide them through life, it’s vexing to witness seemingly intelligent people duped by pseudo-scientific nutrition advice and treatments for illnesses with no evidence of effectiveness.

  • Clinical education should be a requirement

    Mar 4, 2019

    Having required clinical education is a win-win.

  • A critical experience: the clinical experience

    Feb 25, 2019

    As a dual JD student, it is a requirement to partake in a clinical program at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. In the fall 2017 semester, I did a clinic and loved it so much that I am doing another clinic this semester. Working with the clinic has been my best experience in law school.

  • Lakehead law students win Ontario mooting competition

    Lakehead law students win Ontario mooting competition

    Feb 21, 2019

    Lakehead law school students are heading to Canada’s national trial advocacy competition after winning the Arnup Cup in Toronto earlier this month. ​

  • Advice for law students from the founder of Canada's first legal cafe

    Feb 4, 2019

    Would you like a biscuit with that testamentary trust you’re discussing? At Lawyers and Lattes, a new legal café in midtown Toronto, clients can order rental agreements, family trusts, employment contracts and all sorts of coffee off menus that clearly indicate each service’s price.

  • University of Calgary Law will pre-admit King’s College students in new agreement

    University of Calgary Law will pre-admit King’s College students in new agreement

    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.

  • Studying law south of the border

    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.

  • Millennial law students value work-life balance, practical training: survey

    Millennial law students value work-life balance, practical training: survey

    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.

  • The unsung final- exam study hero, the whiteboard

    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.

  • Former Osgoode dean appointed to Superior Court of Ontario

    Former Osgoode dean appointed to Superior Court of Ontario

    Dec 14, 2018

    Lorne Sossin, former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario.

  • No press is sometimes the best press

    Dec 10, 2018