Monday, 23 March 2015 08:00

Three articling myths

Three articling mythsIt’s no secret articling can be stressful. For many students, this is their first time working in a law office. Even those who have summered have probably heard stories about how different articling is, and have preconceived notions of how their lives will change over the year. In this article, I hope to dispel some of those myths.
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Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

I failed in law school and you can too

Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Failing can lead to depression but Ivan Merrow used it as a learning tool.
Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing you were, chances are the first year gave you doubts. Every year, law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking, and competitive young professionals. Being just one in the heap can be a difficult adjustment, especially for those who came from places where they were considered exceptional.
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Monday, 16 March 2015 08:00

Our voice, our solutions

Our voice, our solutionsBased on statistics, a career in law was not in the cards for me. I arrived in Canada at the age of nine from Uruguay. English was not my first language. I attended several high schools in the Jane-Finch area in Toronto. I spent some time away from school before returning to get my high school accreditation. I did not have role models in the profession or a network of legal professionals to encourage me and show me that a career in law was possible for me.
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“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
“The #OneDayofPay campaign is supposed to reward those students for doing volunteer work,
The #OneDayofPay campaign that asks students who get summer jobs to give a day of pay to help those who only have unpaid jobs didn’t launch as planned.
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Queen’s law student Julian Yang, a family law clinic volunteer, chats with Justice Gordon Sedgwick at the opening of the Queen’s law clinics.
Queen’s law student Julian Yang, a family law clinic volunteer, chats with Justice Gordon Sedgwick at the opening of the Queen’s law clinics.
Queen’s University Faculty of Law has brought all five of its legal clinics together in the heart of downtown Kingston, Ont.
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The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LSSO has concerns about the placement portion of the LPP.
The LPP is a program divided.
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Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

New law dean sets sights high for TRU

Dean Bradford Morse says Thompson Rivers’ law school has potential to be ‘particularly innovative and creative.’
Dean Bradford Morse says Thompson Rivers’ law school has potential to be ‘particularly innovative and creative.’
Bradford Morse has had warmer welcomes. The new law dean at Thompson Rivers University began his first day of work on Jan. 2 by facing the worst snowstorm Kamloops has seen since 1927.
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Monday, 05 January 2015 08:00

How to put the happy back in your day

Lawyer-turned-therapist Melanie Banka Goela says building healthy habits throughout the year is manageable if you start small.
Lawyer-turned-therapist Melanie Banka Goela says building healthy habits throughout the year is manageable if you start small.
Melanie Banka Goela has a pretty unique role at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Say hello to a transfer student

Say hello to a transfer studentUnlike my arrival at Ludlow Hall last year when I knew nobody, upon my return in September, I was welcomed back by familiar faces. The overwhelming experience of meeting all new people in 1L meant transfer students were invisible to me. Everyone was new.
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President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.
President of the Law Students Society of Ontario Doug Judson thinks the mode of assessing law students’ abilities is outdated.
How much weight should a law student’s grades be given? Does a student’s sub-par academic performance automatically mean they would be a sub-par lawyer? Are exams a fair way to measure professional competency? How much consideration should each individual’s backstory be given?
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