law schools

  • What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    What will Ontario do with more lawyers?

    Aug 13, 2018

    Earlier this year, when benchers of the Law Society of Ontario had to vote on whether graduates of Ryerson University’s proposed law school should be allowed to apply to practise in Ontario following their call to the bar, there were few naysayers.

  • The debt burden

    The debt burden

    Aug 7, 2018

    Ballooning law school tuition means more graduates are stuck in a cycle of debt

  • Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges

    Aug 6, 2018

    Ryerson University’s new law school is on pace to open in 2020, and with its opening, issues affecting aspiring lawyers have come to the forefront.

  • Lakehead consulting with faculty on search for new law dean

    Jul 24, 2018

    Three months after its first Indigenous dean of law resigned claiming systemic racism, Lakehead University has embarked on a consultation with faculty in an effort to find a replacement dean for the Bora Laskin School of Law by consulting with its academic community about who should be considered for the role.

  • Politicized law schools

    Politicized law schools

    Jul 16, 2018

    Law schools that want to promote political viewpoints are misled about their purpose.

  • The ‘Communi-T’ lawyer

    The ‘Communi-T’ lawyer

    Jun 18, 2018

    Lawyers need many skills to thrive in today’s market, but they also need to be connected to their community.

  • Law School: The Highlight Reel

    Apr 23, 2018

    Rejoice, 3Ls! Exams are coming to a close and it is time to pop the champagne! You survived law school!

  • Lakehead dean of law resigns claiming 'systemic racism'

    Lakehead dean of law resigns claiming 'systemic racism'

    Apr 12, 2018

    Angelique EagleWoman says she has been the “victim of systemic discrimination” at Lakehead University and has resigned two years into being appointed the first Indigenous dean of law at a Canadian university.

  • Strike enters fifth week, affects Osgoode Hall law students

    Strike enters fifth week, affects Osgoode Hall law students

    Apr 3, 2018

    As the strike at Toronto’s York University enters its fifth week, students at Osgoode Hall Law School face the choice of crossing the picket line to attend classes, take all classes on a pass/fail basis or access a course remediation framework, which would delay 3L students in writing the June bar exam.

  • Opening the academy

    Opening the academy

    Mar 13, 2018

    The changing architecture at Osgoode Hall exemplifies Lorne Sossin’s vision of a more outwardly focused law school.

  • University of Victoria offers first combined Indigenous law degree

    University of Victoria offers first combined Indigenous law degree

    Mar 7, 2018

    The University of Victoria is launching a four-year law program said to be the first of its kind in the world that teaches both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law to students.

  • Making the most of reading week

    Feb 26, 2018

    Just as the winter semester starts to ramp up with group work, midterms, assignments and essays, February brings — and not a moment too soon — reading week.

  • LSO to consider Ryerson law school

    LSO to consider Ryerson law school

    Feb 21, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is set to consider whether to endorse Ryerson University’s proposed new law school.

  • Training yesterday's lawyers

    Training yesterday's lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Why the pace of change is not as fast for both critics and law school deans alike

  • Training tomorrow’s lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Are law schools training tomorrow’s or yesterday’s lawyers? It is an urgent question, yet there is no simple answer.

  • Experiential learning at legal clinics: a great opportunity for law students

    Jan 29, 2018

    At law school, I participated in a number of extracurricular activities: law review, the cycling association, intramural sports and competitive mooting. However, there was one popular opportunity that I, perhaps regrettably, did not elect to pursue: legal clinics.

  • Who is the future lawyer?

    Who is the future lawyer?

    Jan 26, 2018

    American legal innovator, Mark A. Cohen, speaks at Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone in Toronto at a Lunch and Law event on Jan. 16. He spoke about how lawyers and the profession of law must evolve – including legal education.

  • McGill panel explores the future of legal education

    McGill panel explores the future of legal education

    Jan 17, 2018

    At least 150 lawyers and law students braved the snow last night to hear a panel of eminent jurists discuss the future of legal education, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

  • The importance of institutional narrative

    Dec 18, 2017

    Just like lawsuits, organizations — including both law schools and law firms — need a theory of the case, too.

  • Ryerson law school proposal approved by federation

    Ryerson law school proposal approved by federation

    Dec 14, 2017

    The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has granted preliminary approval to Ryerson University’s proposed new law school.