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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Voting on Voting

Spencer Morrison (1L) Realisticles: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals have avowed that 2015’s federal election will be Canada’s last to use the first-past-the-post system. Instead, they will create a new electoral system, the specifics of which are still unknown. Regardless of where you stand on electoral reform, I think we can agree that how something […]

Federation Proposal For National Bar Exam

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) is proposing new national bar admission tests that may affect many law students who are currently in school. While the new system has been in development since 2009, the Law Students’ Association at the University of Alberta has only been considering the issue since fall 2015. Currently, in Alberta, Saskatchewan and […]

From Finland with Love: Baby Boxes Come to Alberta

Hailee Barber (2L) First time parents face enumerable challenges, both terrifying and exciting once they leave the hospital and return home with their newborn baby. A study called the “Welcome to Parenthood Alberta,” developed by the University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing and funded with a $500,000 provincial grant, aims to ease this transition by sending new parents […]

New Year; New You? Law School Resolutions You’ve Already Failed

Kyle Procee It’s that time of the year once again, where every person is given the opportunity to take a long, hard look into their own insecurities and decide to overcome their own shortcomings. However, as law students our resolutions are not as simple as hitting the gym, or quitting smoking. Instead we’re all taking in the […]

The Force Awakens, but the Writers Slumber…

Warning: if you are lucky enough not to have bought into the hype and have yet to see this disappointing train- wreck of a film, some spoilers are ahead – proceed with caution. There’s so much wrong with Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, but I’m going to try my best to stick to the main […]

The John Scott Debacle

Karsten Erzinger (2L) Most hockey fans I know have little love for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. After the fallout of the sordid John Scott NHL All­-Star affair, that situation is unlikely to have improved. For those that have not followed the story, it goes as follows: Last year, the NHL announced changes to the format of the […]