law students


  • Tuition trouble

    Jan 14, 2019

    Much has been written about the debt many students take on if they decide to attend law school. What is interesting to me is how students are now mobilizing to draw attention to their displeasure with tuition fees, and how this ties to wider problems facing the profession — like a lack of diversity or mental health issues, particularly for younger lawyers.

  • Osgoode alumni call for lower tuition

    Osgoode alumni call for lower tuition

    Jan 14, 2019

    A group of recent alumni of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School says they will no longer donate to the school until tuition is reduced. The alumni announced their intent to stop donating in a Jan. 7 open letter addressed to interim dean Mary Condon.

  • Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Sexual assault cases to come before SCC

    Jan 7, 2019

    The Supreme Court of Canada is going to hear two cases this year about the threshold for a sexual assault defendant to meet for evidence about a complainant’s sexual history to be admissible at trial.

  • Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Parkdale legal clinic may have to move

    Dec 10, 2018

    Parkdale Community Legal Services says it may be out of its location on Queen Street West. The organization received a termination notice on Oct. 16 to vacate its lease by Jan. 1, 2019, said Johanna Macdonald, clinic director of Parkdale Community Legal Services.

  • Alumni, students decry U of T’s law school fees

    Alumni, students decry U of T’s law school fees

    Nov 5, 2018

    Current and former students of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law say the school should cap annual tuition to $40,000 per year until the school can perform a financial review.

  • Gendered dress codes are antiquated

    Oct 15, 2018

    On-campus interviewing season is upon us. And with it, there is a new crop of commentary addressing the pressing questions about how to make the best possible impression on interviewers.

  • Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

    Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry

    Aug 20, 2018

    Ryerson University has submitted forms to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities seeking approval of its new law school and expects to hear in the next six to nine months whether its program is approved and has received provincial funding, according to Anver Saloojee, dean of record for the law school.

  • Math and the law

    Aug 20, 2018

    As summer closes and the school year draws near, topics relating to education are top of mind. Recently, Law Times began a series looking at the need for a proposed law school at Ryerson University, which is set to open in 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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