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Monday, 24 August 2015 11:25

Video: Trial by technology

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Tala Khoury had a front-row seat for a mega-trial that pushed boundaries of current courtroom technology.  Anastasiya Jogal recently sat down with the articling student in Toronto, to get the exclusive details.fasken
Monday, 17 August 2015 08:00

What we can learn from other professions

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ian-Holloway.jpg“But you don’t understand. They’re completely different.”
John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
John Boscariol says teaching about anti-corruption issues has become as important as teaching contract law.
The University of Victoria Faculty of Law will introduce the first law course on global corruption to commence in September.
Monday, 10 August 2015 08:00

Blogging for truth and reconciliation

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UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
UVic's Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson are behind the new TRC-inspired blog reconciliationsyllabus.
An idea sparked by a tweet led to the birth of reconciliationsyllabus, a blog of materials for teaching law inspired by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2015_August_Morgans-expansion-program.jpgInformation surrounding Kinder Morgan’s expansion project can be difficult to understand, let alone research for the public due to the extensive amount of data available on the ever-expanding pipeline from official sources such as the National Energy Board.
Monday, 27 July 2015 09:37

Need for change inspires future lawyers

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgI was recently struck by the slightly defiant social media activity of some fellow law school students. On Canada Day, a few expressed embarrassment at the country’s state of law making and governance rather than pride.
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00

TRU graduates first class of new lawyers

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Cole-Rodocker-PUB-2015-1.jpgWhile TRU has moved past some growing pains, there is still much work to be done, says law student Cole Rodocker. Unbeknownst to many in the legal community, a significant event of importance to not only the British Columbia legal landscape but to the Canadian legal landscape as a whole has happened this summer. For the first time in more than three decades, lawyers are being called to the bar from a new law school.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska.
TRU law student Brianna Meyer is spending the summer with the 70 tribal and First Nation communities in Alaska. Brianna Meyer was raised surrounded by nature in the coastal town of Powell River, B.C. Now we are colleagues as JD candidates at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.
Monday, 06 July 2015 08:05

Fencing through law school

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Louise Fournier at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Louise Fournier who is about to enter her final semester of law school at McGill, finished 51st out of 70 fencers, in epee style category at the 2015 Summer Universiade games held in Gwangju, South Korea this past Saturday. She won two bouts of pool against a student from China and one from Hungary and lost 15-10 in direct elimination against a student competitor from the United States. She was the only female fencer representing Canada on a seven-member team from Canada.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett2015.jpgIt’s an inconceivable thought for some, including this naïve columnist: a supervising lawyer sexually harassing an articling student. Members of a profession that protects one’s rights violating earnest newcomers.
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