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Fall 2015
  • LPP year 1

    Joshua D’Cunha feels pretty pumped about landing a full-time job at Infrastructure Ontario as legal counsel. The University of Windsor Faculty of Law grad found his way to the legal department of 32 lawyers this past spring after completing Ryerson University’s inaugural Law Practice Program — the first cohort to come through the Law Society of Upper Canada’s three-year pilot project aimed at providing an alternative route to traditional articling.
  • Embracing change

    Known for its technology-savvy Faculty of Law, the University of Calgary is taking practical steps toward achieving more performance-based learning and full engagement from its law students.
  • 7 steps to managing law school debt

    For most students, taking on debt is an expected but unwelcome part of the law school experience — and many start out with a handicap in the form of debt from their undergraduate degree. But how can you keep your debt from getting unmanageable?
  • Trial by technology

    To be part of one of the longest technologically-driven, white-collar-crime jury trials in Canadian history was more than Tala Khoury could hope for during her articles with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. But that is exactly what the Osgoode Hall Law School graduate got.
  • Legal innovators

    Information on Blue J Legal, ROSS, StandIn Law and the New Court Challenges Program — and the minds behind them.
  • Reinventing the legal wheel

    There are no heavy legal textbooks in the required reading for a bold new course at the still young law school of British Columbia’s Thompson Rivers University, as assistant professor Katie Sykes seeks to equip her students for the rapidly changing legal landscape they will face as newly minted lawyers.
  • Northern boot camp

    In August 2010, Toronto was simmering away in a sticky heat wave as John MacLean found himself packing to move to Nunavut, where the weather was fall-like and dictated that jeans and a fleece were more appropriate than shorts and a T-shirt. He remembers arriving in Iqaluit in what he calls “dust season” — mercifully, most of the mosquitoes were gone.

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  • Jennifer Brown

    LPP: answering a different call

    While it’s too early to declare Ontario’s English- and French-language Law Practice Program an overnight success after just one year, it’s interesting to consider its successes and breakthroughs, and acknowledge it’s a program many law grads might have benefited from in the past — perhaps more so than from traditional articling.

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