law schools


  • Western Law to launch academic mindfulness course this fall

    Western Law to launch academic mindfulness course this fall

    May 16, 2019

    Western University’s law school is introducing an upper-level, for-credit elective starting this fall about exercising mindfulness, a self-aware focus on one’s thoughts and emotions to promote mental health, and its correlation to the practice of law — an academic course thought to be the first of its kind in Canada.

  • Ryerson law school plan would let students skip articling

    Ryerson law school plan would let students skip articling

    Apr 29, 2019

    Ryerson University has a proposal that would allow graduates to bypass articling by putting practice preparation directly into its law school curriculum.

  • 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.

  • Quite a year

    Dec 10, 2018

    Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.

  • Funding woes

    Nov 26, 2018

    The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.

  • Province denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Province denies approval for Ryerson law school

    Nov 26, 2018

    Ryerson University has been dealt a major setback in the final stages of its plan for a law school, after the province has said it will not approve Ryerson’s submission to create a new juris doctor program in Toronto.

  • Experiential learning needed in law schools

    Nov 26, 2018

    Lately, we have heard arguments suggesting that there are too many law students graduating and that’s why there’s an articling crisis.

  • Culture of delay is inexcusable

    Nov 26, 2018

    Most Canadians’ experience of the Peel Region is limited to Pearson International Airport, where frustrating delays are a fact of life — attributable, in large part, no doubt, to the unforgiving Canadian weather.

  • 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.

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