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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bill C-48 Causes Landmark Sentence for Baumgartner

Curtis Steeves (3L) On September 11, 22 year old Travis Baumgartner received the the harshest punishment in Canada since the death penalty was abolished in 1962. Baumgartner pled guilty to one count of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder for the June 15, 2012 murder and […]

Ten Thanksgiving Traditions

Jillanna Sehn (3L) Nick Trofimuk (3L), how does your family celebrate Thanksgiving?   Every year we enjoy a beautiful drive through the mountains from Edmonton to Fairmont, BC.  My Grandpa owns a time-share there and we spend a couple days golfing at the many world-class golf courses in the area.  In the evenings we go to […]

Just the Tip: Jaywalking

Mario Babic (3L) I’m reluctant to admit that I’ve broken this bylaw countless times. In fact, no such thing shall be admitted by me now or ever. For those of you who feel the need to flaunt your ability to cross the road in contravention of this bylaw that you are fully aware of, here […]

Meet the Faculty:Shannon Gullberg

 Name: Shannon Gullberg Hometown: Born in Edmonton but raised in Brooks, Alberta (I’m a country girl at heart) Undergrad Degree: I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta. I have worked for several years as a speech pathologist before coming back to law school. How are you enjoying […]

Dear Miss Chiff: Free Lunch, Law Widows, & More

Dear Miss Chiff: My nose is always pointing me in the direction of the free food at events throughout the law building. I want deliciously free pizza but don’t have time to attend every club meeting or listen to lectures on the law that aren’t mandatory. I have enough regular (pizzaless) lectures to not care […]


Mandy Kahlmeier (3L) Women’s Law Forum is one of the Faculty’s oldest clubs. Despite stagnation in recent years, the club is back this year with a serious ambition to represent and actively advocate for the causes of women, children and other marginalized groups. A question I am often asked is whether or not WLF is […]

Student Response to Future of Law School

Joshua Allen (3L) I had the great pleasure of attending the future of law school conference, or at least most of it. There were two main issues or themes to the conference. First, where is the legal profession going and what skills will lawyers of the future need? Second, how should law schools teach those […]

The Future of Law School

Scott Meyer (2L) The Faculty of Law’s centenary has officially come to a close.  In a year that started off with Chief Justice of Canada and alumni Beverley McLachlin speaking to our student body, The Future of Law School conference provided a perfect ending for our Faculty’s 100th birthday.  While there were many great moments from […]