law students

  • 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.

  • A look at doctors in law school and lawyers in med school

    Jan 7, 2019

    On the surface, law and medicine seem like they’d attract starkly different students, but there is overlap. Both in terms of academics (bioethics comes to mind) and daily work (rapidly synthesizing information while interacting with clients or patients). So how does a kid fresh out of undergrad decide whether to write the LSATs or the MCATs?

  • 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.

  • A year of missed opportunities

    Dec 17, 2018

    For lawyers in Ontario, 2018 will be the year where major opportunities were missed.

  • First World War law students honoured in Alberta

    First World War law students honoured in Alberta

    Nov 6, 2018

    The 100th anniversary of First World War to be marked with a very different bar call in Alberta.

  • Employers, what’s with the mid-OCI rejection emails?

    Nov 5, 2018

    The 2L recruit is heavy on acronyms. Some are employers, most are government: MOL; DOJ; PPSC. Others are procedural: OCIs; ITCs; PFOs. They came in handy when, one sunny October afternoon, I wanted to speedily recap this year’s process to my roommate: “Three employers sent out PFOs halfway through OCIs today!”

  • Making the best of the midterm season

    Oct 29, 2018

    Let’s face it, this time of year is not easy for law students. With midterm exams, papers, OCIs and trying to hold it all together, it is hard to see the positives about this time of year, although seeing the positives is critical to maintaining a healthy outlook on life and making the law school experience more enjoyable.

  • Proposed changes to Ontario licensing process, a student's perspective

    Oct 22, 2018

    This year, the Law Society of Ontario embarked on a series of consultations on its governance structure and lawyer licensing.

  • Started from the bottom: - What new lawyers learned in school that most helps their practice

    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?

  • Tips for L1

    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.

  • Quebec student loses legal challenge over law school admission standards

    Quebec student loses legal challenge over law school admission standards

    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.

  • Back to School 101: How to Prepare for the 1L Year

    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.

  • What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    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.

  • Getting hired

    Getting hired

    Aug 13, 2018

    Law firms are looking for candidates with more than just stellar grades

  • The debt burden

    The debt burden

    Aug 7, 2018

    Ballooning law school tuition means more graduates are stuck in a cycle of debt

  • Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    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.

  • Politicized law schools

    Politicized law schools

    Jul 16, 2018

    Law schools that want to promote political viewpoints are misled about their purpose.

  • Stress and the job recruitment process

    Jul 3, 2018

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