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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Club Profile: Women’s Law Forum

The Women’s Law Forum is one of the oldest and largest student clubs at the Faculty of Law. WLF works to advance the status of women in the law by promoting dialogue on women’s issues in the law, fundraising for related social causes, and improving opportunities for women in the legal profession, starting at the […]

Supreme Court Justice’s Old Blog Posts Spark Controversy

The University of Alberta’s law faculty now has two of its own on Canada’s highest court. Former U of A law professor Russell Brown was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on July 27, 2015, joining U of A law alum Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. Justice Brown was first appointed to the Alberta Court […]

Message From the Dean

  Welcome (or welcome back!) to the Faculty of Law! As the trees turn green and gold in time for Alumni Weekend, we’re in a fortunate position here in the Faculty to have much to celebrate. While I will provide further updates at the first Dean’s Town Hall on September 30 (12:10-1:00), here’s a brief […]

1L Bloopers: Tales from Upper Years

Dear 1Ls: please don’t be scared. You might be a little overwhelmed right now and everyone keeps telling you how important this class/event/volunteer work is for your career; your reputation starts now! But remember, everyone messes up sometimes. Here are some stories to prove it. We all survived and you will too!   I was […]

Law Students No Longer Working in the Weir Library

This year, no law students are working as student library assistants in the Weir Law Library. Last year, contrast, all the student positions in the library were filled by law students. However, the library’s spokesperson says that their hiring policy has not changed and that an email from Law Career Services stating that the positions […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

By Anna Gillespie (Submitted in Law Matters, Summer 2011)   Being in law school is tough. Eight months of frantic learning, non-stop reading, and new ideas buzzing constantly around your head. If law school is a thing of the past for you, you probably remember this stressful time, but perhaps nostalgia has taken the edge […]

Club Profile: Environmental Law Student’s Association

The Environmental Law Students’ Association (“ELSA”) is a non-profit student group that aims to promote environmental awareness within the Faculty of Law. ELSA sponsors guest speakers that represent diverse viewpoints on pressing environmental issues, we endeavor to reduce the faculty’s ecological footprint and we organize a variety of awareness-enhancing activities for students and faculty.   […]


  Pro Bono Students Canada is still looking to recruit student volunteers for the Civil Claims Duty Counsel project in the upcoming school year. Civil Claims Duty Counsel is a walk-in service offered at the Provincial Courthouse, allowing individuals with civil legal issues to meet with a volunteer lawyer for 45 minutes of free legal advice. Volunteering at CCDC involves staffing […]

OCI’s are coming!

So here you are, feeling pretty good about yourself and how you managed to get all twenty of your applications in (and two hours before the deadline!) when you actually get a call.  Wow, Mr./Ms. Bigshot, you have an interview now so what do you do next? 1)      Get confident stupid! JK, you’re the best.  […]