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Monday, 09 December 2013 08:00

Studying abroad? Plan ahead.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_Shawn-Lestage.jpgI graduated in July with an LLB from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Many of my classmates were also Canadian and have since embarked on impressive paths ranging from the International Criminal Court in Holland to LLM studies at the University of Toronto.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_ultra-vires-screenshot.jpgNoting “the good times are not coming back,” Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.
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Monday, 25 November 2013 08:00

Learning outside the law school bubble

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgExperiential education has been a hot topic ever since I began studying law in 2011, although it was most definitely an important conversation before that too.
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Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Beverley McLachlin is the first woman to be appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, a position she has held since 2000.
Since the inception of the Supreme Court of Canada, many men — and a depressingly low number of women — have served this institution. In light of the recent controversy surrounding the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon, I have reflected on what would be my all-star SCC panel. No, this light-hearted, satirical list does not conform to the statutory requirement of Quebec representation, nor is every judge bilingual. (This is my dream team, OK?)
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Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

U of T alters admissions policies

Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts.
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Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

Go on exchange — it’s worth it!

Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
Sasha Toten visited Cambodia’s famous temple Angkor Wat during her exchange in Hong Kong.
When you are in the midst of first-year law, or applying for summer jobs, it can be hard to think about anything other than the task at hand. Applying for exchange, however, is an opportunity worth taking advantage of if it’s possible for you.
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Monday, 04 November 2013 08:00

A tribute to the late Michael Mandel

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_November_Michael_Mandel.jpgI can’t tell you what Osgoode Hall Law School professor Michael Mandel meant to each of the approximately 4,000 students he had a hand in educating over his 39-year academic career. I can, however, tell you what he meant to me.
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Monday, 28 October 2013 08:00

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgIn October of my first year of law school, a counsellor explained to me I was suffering from anxiety depression. I knew something was very wrong, but I didn’t know what was going on or where to turn.
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Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
Keeley Phillips says her volunteer internship in Whitehorse gave her lots of self-confidence.
The law became real to Keeley Phillips last summer. After finishing her first year at the Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, she travelled to Whitehorse to work for the Council of Yukon First Nation as part of a 14-week internship through Canadian Lawyers Abroad.
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:56

‘Articling is a marathon, not a sprint’

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_October_Jacqueline_Ruck[1].jpgIt’s really happening. Articling has begun and although I am often (appropriately) referred to as an “articling student,” this student life is quite different from the one I’d grown accustomed to.
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