law schools

  • 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.

  • 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