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Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, McCarthy Tétrault LLP CEO Marc-André Blanchard, and Pro Bono Students Canada’s Nikki Gershbain before the Q&A. (Photo: Zachary Pedersen)
Osgoode Hall Law School dean Lorne Sossin, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, McCarthy Tétrault LLP CEO Marc-André Blanchard, and Pro Bono Students Canada’s Nikki Gershbain before the Q&A. (Photo: Zachary Pedersen)
Aspiring law students heard from Canada’s top judge last week that the volunteer program they are a part of is something she wishes was available when she was a law student.
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Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society president Rene Gallant says meeting with TWU president was ‘very helpful.’
The president of Trinity Western University travelled to Nova Scotia last week to make the case for his school’s proposed faith-based law program. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was discussing the merits of recognizing potential law graduates from the Langley, B.C., school.
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Monday, 03 March 2014 08:00

Black law students honour judge, mentor

Justice Donald McLeod speaks to Semhar Woldai and another Osgoode law student after accepting the Lincoln Alexander Award. Photo: Zachary Pedersen
Justice Donald McLeod speaks to Semhar Woldai and another Osgoode law student after accepting the Lincoln Alexander Award. Photo: Zachary Pedersen
One of Ontario’s newest judges has been awarded The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ‘53 Award from the Black Law Students’ Association at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgI was one of those students who was hit with a mega invoice from the Law Society of Upper Canada a few weeks ago. As I finished tallying the numbers, my mouth agape, I tabbed from the LSUC web site onto Facebook to see if it was just me who was surprised by the licensing fee bill. Thinking I would leave a message in the Class of 2014 group to gather my classmates’ opinions, I was met with my answer immediately upon opening my newsfeed: expletives, CAPSLOCK, and series upon series of exclamation marks described the general reaction to this LSUC fee. Yes, everyone was appalled by the bill and yes, it was significantly higher than normal — 79-per-cent higher to be exact.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:02

The Evolution of Legal Education

Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Illustration: Sebastien Thibault
Students enrolled in Lakehead University’s new law program will be able to practise law after completing just three years of law school. No need to article for a year or complete Ontario’s experimental law practice programs.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Tuition v. salary

Illustration: Ian Phillips
Illustration: Ian Phillips
A prospective law school student has many options in Canada.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Q & A with Gail Wong

Gail Wong, director of McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s student program for the Ontario region, talks to 4Students assistant editor Zachary Pedersen about how the law firm recruits new talent.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:01

Licensing version 2.0

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_NewLLP-shutterstock_1038982.jpgUntil now, all Ontario lawyers had to complete the traditional articling process before being called to the bar. But last November, the Law Society of
Upper Canada announced it would be running the law practice program, a pilot project intended to give aspiring lawyers an alternative pathway to the Ontario bar.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 08:00

Making music

University of Alberta law student Steven Hansen leads classmates during a rehearsal of this year’s ‘Law Show.’
University of Alberta law student Steven Hansen leads classmates during a rehearsal of this year’s ‘Law Show.’
Steven Hansen is a third-year law student at the University of Alberta. Each year, the school holds a cabaret music production organized and performed by students in the Faculty of Law. This year, Hansen arranged music for 19 musicians in the band. “Finding a way to work trombones into You Give Love a Bad Name or violins into Love Shack is not always easy, but I enjoy the creative challenge,” he says.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_February_shutterstock_101843929.jpgOntario common law students taking on an articling position or participating in the new law practice program have been served a $4,860 bill to get licensed to practise law.
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