Written by Heather Gardiner Posted Date: May 13, 2013
A University of Windsor law graduate who was previously declared a vexatious litigant has been granted a licence to practise law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Written by Jean Sorensen Posted Date: May 06, 2013
|Next January, UBC will offer a new clinical program in environmental and natural resources law. (Photo: Heather Gardiner)|
Written by Heather Gardiner Posted Date: May 06, 2013
|In order to increase access to justice, we need to make some changes to legal education, says Nikki Gershbain, national director of Pro Bono Students Canada.|
When people would say, “It’s all downhill from here,” I never really got it. I’m not a biker or skier or lover of roller coasters, so the literal meaning didn’t resonate with me. Of course, I knew its metaphorical significance, but it was such a physical analogy that I just took the meaning for granted. This past week, however, I have come to understand the idea absolutely and completely: second year of law school is over and I’m like the little kid on the toboggan at the top of the hill, shouting with glee, smiling ear to ear.
Written by Christopher Hunter Posted Date: April 29, 2013
Written by Leena Khawaja Posted Date: April 22, 2013
Written by Heather Gardiner Posted Date: April 15, 2013
|No stranger to controversy, Bruce Feldthusen leaves his post as Ottawa’s common law dean in July.|
Written by Harjot Atwal Posted Date: April 08, 2013
“Suffering is part of the human condition. This may seem painfully trite to say, but in the legal community, we too often view having human vulnerabilities as a failing. . . . My experience confirms for me that lawyers, despite protests to the contrary, are, in fact, human and that those who are able to accept their humanness live much more balanced lives. Whatever life throws at you, allowing yourself to feel and process the feelings that accompany those hardships helps you cope with and ultimately get past them. Resisting human frailties, on the other hand, leads to self-loathing and anxiety.” — Doron Gold, Law Times, “Speaker’s Corner: Why do lawyers insist upon torturing themselves?”
Written by Heather Gardiner Posted Date: April 08, 2013