law schools

  • Advice for law students from the founder of Canada's first legal cafe

    Feb 4, 2019

    Would you like a biscuit with that testamentary trust you’re discussing? At Lawyers and Lattes, a new legal café in midtown Toronto, clients can order rental agreements, family trusts, employment contracts and all sorts of coffee off menus that clearly indicate each service’s price.

  • University of Calgary Law will pre-admit King’s College students in new agreement

    University of Calgary Law will pre-admit King’s College students in new agreement

    Jan 18, 2019

    Beginning this year, the University of Calgary Faculty of Law will be pre-admitting students who complete the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

  • Studying law south of the border

    Jan 1, 2019

    At the beginning of August my mom and I packed up a rented white Subaru with clear garbage bags full of clothing and boxes of books and knick-knacks and made the drive from Toronto and State College, Pennsylvania. I was to start law school the following week at Penn State and needed my mom with me for moral support, and to fill my fridge with groceries from Trader Joe’s.

  • Millennial law students value work-life balance, practical training: survey

    Millennial law students value work-life balance, practical training: survey

    Dec 20, 2018

    A new report has shed light on what today’s law school students value, and what they’re missing in their legal education. Perhaps not surprisingly, they value work-life balance and mentoring programs; more surprisingly, a majority feel they are not being adequately educated in the practicalities of a legal practice.

  • The unsung final- exam study hero, the whiteboard

    Dec 17, 2018

    Maps and summaries, summaries and maps. A couple of practice exams, some group-study sessions, maybe even a flash card pack. But for the most part, maps and summaries are how law school exam preparation gets done. And that, my fellow Ls of all years, is a crying shame.

  • Former Osgoode dean appointed to Superior Court of Ontario

    Former Osgoode dean appointed to Superior Court of Ontario

    Dec 14, 2018

    Lorne Sossin, former dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Ontario.

  • No press is sometimes the best press

    Dec 10, 2018
  • Memorial University senate approves law school proposal

    Memorial University senate approves law school proposal

    Nov 27, 2018

    Memorial University’s senate has approved a proposal for a faculty of law, moving Atlantic Canada’s largest university a step closer to establishing a law school in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Provincial government denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Provincial government denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Nov 21, 2018

    Ryerson University has been dealt a major setback in the final stages of its plan for a new juris doctor program.

  • U of T raises $15 million for financial aid

    U of T raises $15 million for financial aid

    Oct 1, 2018

    The University of Toronto Faculty of Law announced Thursday it has raised $24 million, including $15 million for financial aid from alumni and other supporters, in the school’s campaign to provide greater financial aid to law students.

  • Started from the bottom: - What new lawyers learned in school that most helps their practice

    Oct 1, 2018

    Unlike most undergraduate programs, a JD prepares you for a specific career. Whether you litigate or focus on transactional cases, whether you work in Vancouver or in Vaudreuil, you’re training to practise the law. But how do you know what best prepares you for practice?

  • Why I support Ryerson's Law School

    Oct 1, 2018

    A law school at Ryerson will not add to the competitiveness of the process and, therefore, the only reasonable position is to support its creation.

  • Tips for L1

    Sep 24, 2018

    Law school is an incredible adventure. It can also be overwhelming. Luckily, there are thousands of people who have made it through.

  • Quebec student loses legal challenge over law school admission standards

    Quebec student loses legal challenge over law school admission standards

    Aug 29, 2018

    A aspiring Quebec law student who took both a university and the provincial universities’ forum to court after he was refused admission to a law faculty has lost his case.

  • Back to School 101: How to Prepare for the 1L Year

    Aug 20, 2018

    There are some simple things we can all do to make back-to-school season easier, from setting a budget to figuring out law school attire.

  • 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.