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.
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.
- Mar 4, 2019
Having required clinical education is a win-win.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.