Category Archives: Legal Education

Delegation II

R. Douglas Elliott, at the 2016 Osgoode Forum on Administrative Law and Practice, commenting on the actions of various law societies in deferring to a central body of law deans to tell the various provincial law societies whether a law … Continue reading

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Constant

Needed to mark some accounting exams. Decided to go to the law library. Knew it well, 1973-1976. Three years, day and night. Back, on occasion. Such as this. Some different configurations, but same tables and desks. Different people, same feeling. … Continue reading

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What the law student doesn’t know II

Wrote about the problems of legal education and lawyer qualification here and here, among other commentaries. Related themes from a 2009 article by Jordan Furlong, “The crossed purposes of legal education“: One of the signs that change is underway in … Continue reading

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Insecure Excellence

Have discussed the weak qualification process for lawyers in Ontario and, it appears, in terms of the questionable acceptable quality of various Canadian law degrees, throughout common law provinces in Canada. Have compared the qualification processes for professional accountants, which … Continue reading

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List and Filter

There was a time, at least through the 1970s, when law firms actively sought particular law students, rather than there being a more formalized selection process of law students in a general applicant pool for articling positions. At the University … Continue reading

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Susan Cavan

She was in the same section as I was in one of the Ontario Bar Admission Course classes, 1977-1978. Back when there were classes at the Ontario Bar Admission Course, thus enabling students from different schools and backgrounds to get … Continue reading

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Show Me The Approach

From an earlier piece, in relation to law school examinations: In January of 1974, the results of the mid-term exams were posted at my law school. In the Contracts course in my section, I ended up with the highest mark. … Continue reading

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