Category Archives: Professional Education

Employers and Downturns

In 1982, wrote and passed the Uniform Final Examinations, now known as the Uniform Evaluation, to become a Chartered Accountant, now known as a Chartered Professional Accountant.. No confusion. No job; laid off. At the School of Accountancy, run by … Continue reading

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Such Richness

One of the concerns expressed to the Task Force about the competencies approach was that a “list” cannot begin to capture the richness of a law school education – the community in which one begins to think like a lawyer … Continue reading

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Abuse Motive

When studying to become a Chartered Accountant, there were (and are) a lot of people out there offering training courses on how to pass the professional exams, or involved in the pre-qualification assessment process. There was one instructor who was … Continue reading

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All Law Final

Encountered resistance to a mid-term, when I returned to my law school in the mid-1980s, to teach a course in Legal Accounting. Unclear whether the course is even offered anymore. Thought that the mid-term would be a means for both … Continue reading

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Predictors

The two summa cum laude graduates of my law school class of 1976 at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, of the University of Ottawa are John Manley and J-P. (Jean-Paul) Bisnaire. They are the gold and silver medalists, … Continue reading

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The Ripper and Student Protection

Howard B. Ripstein (1923-2004) was an Associate Professor of Accounting at Concordia University. A veteran of World War II, he was still teaching when I arrived at Concordia in 1987. Like my father, Howard had flown bombers. Unlike my father, … Continue reading

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Legal Education: What The Law Student Doesn’t Know

During my time (1973-1976) at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa, the Law Faculty prided itself in the fact that it produced graduates who were particularly competent to enter the practice of law. Then, … Continue reading

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