Budgetary woes provide opportunity to break stranglehold of old law-school model, argues Ian Holloway
Albertans – and future lawyers – have an opportunity to revitalize federalism; they should embrace it, argues Ian Holloway
Dean of law at the University of Calgary Ian Holloway says grammar and history is why the court shouldn’t be renamed the Supreme Court
In Ontario, it is a sad time for self-regulation, argues Dean Ian Holloway in Law School Futures
Negativity is the governing professional disposition in which a great experiment in Canadian legal education is about to take place. That is the establishment of a degree-granting law school at Ryerson University.
This has been a tough winter in Canada — one of the hardest in recent years, climate change notwithstanding. Thanks to extended periods of frigid temperatures in southern Canada, we’ve all had unhappy tutorials in the science of things such as polar vortexes and weather bombs. So it was that it was often warmer in Whitehorse than in Toronto. At least in the circles I run, that meant that February was a grumpier month than it usually is. It also meant that, more than once, I found myself mumbling the Duke of Gloucester’s famous line from Shakespeare’s Richard III, “Now is the winter of our discontent.”
Fifty-five years ago, Canadians were enjoying the last summer of their innocence. Within 12 months, Canada would be changed irrevocably and the world as we knew it would be swept away forever.
Recently, I had the honour of being invited to take part in and speak at a celebration of the life of Wylie Spicer.