Daily Archives: 27/10/2014

News

Whither the U of A: The Market Modifier

Mustafa Farooq (3L) As the summer of 2014 wound down, the debate around the U of A market modifier began to pick up. Students took brave and impassioned positions on both sides of the debate; petitions were organized, and the ...
Opinion

Opinions on the Market Modifier

Why the Faculty Should Impose a Market Modifier Iain Walker (3L) Iain Walker serves as VP Social for the LSA. A market modifier (MM) is a tool, used by the University of Alberta and the Government of Alberta to bypass ...
Sport & Social

Law Guy/Law Girl: LSA 1L Reps

1L Rep Guy: David Foster Why did you join the LSA? During my undergraduate years at the University of Victoria, I served in a number of student leadership roles which involved advocating for students’ interests. As a student with a ...
Featured Articles

Murder Mysteries on All Hallow’s Eve

Lindsay Turnbull (3L)   Where can you go to see a law student, pretending to be a dragon, questioning the ghost of a wampire (vampire-werewolf hybrid) about his death? Or Loki accusing a time traveler of demon slaying? My place, ...
Featured Articles

How to Make Your Digs Spook-tacular this Halloween

Tess Layton (3L)   As law students, we have a ton of spare time to decorate for Halloween. And we all have beautiful, expensive mansions, and an unlimited budget to work with. I personally have been browsing Pinterest, Instagram and ...
News

Brimacombe Marks the Beginning

Manjot Parhar (3L)   Named after Jim Brimacombe, a highly respected Edmonton lawyer, the Brimacombe Moot is the means for selecting upper year students for competitive moot teams. Specifically, students compete to gain a coveted spot on one of the ...
Featured Articles

Ending the Silence on Mental Health Issues

Praveen Alwis (3L)   Lawyers consistently rank near the top of lists measuring depression, anxiety, and stress amongst occupations, as well as demonstrating disproportionally high rates of substance abuse. And yet, based on how silent we’ve been on the subject, ...
News

CLAIHR’s Second Annual Fall Lecture

Mustafa Farooq (3L)   In 2013, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) hosted Moez-al-Khatib, the past President of the Syrian National Council, and Dennis Edney, QC, to speak at our events. This year, we want to continue that work ...
Opinion

Funding Justice: Why Legal Aid Matters

William van Engen (3L)   “Would it be possible to have a copy of the big book with all the rules in it?” Paul Lionel White was 18 years of age when he was forced to represent himself at his ...
Opinion

Career Day Reflections

Anonymous 2L   I don’t think I’ll ever forget my first Career Day experience. I went because I was told it was important, ended up as the only 1L at the table with firms that exclusively hired 2Ls, and pretended ...