Daily Archives: 22/09/2017

News

Crowdsourcing Justice: Effective or Just Cathartic?

Karey Thomson (2L)   You may recall the commotion last month when James Damore was fired from Google for circulating a ten page anti-diversity memo to all of his coworkers. The memo took aim at Google’s diversity initiatives and argued ...
Opinion

Dear Class of 2020,

Let me begin by congratulating you all on having one of the greatest graduating years since the palindrome class of 1991. Count me among the envious! On behalf of the Law Students’ Association (LSA) and the rest of the student ...
News

When is a River Not a River? When it’s a ...

Joe Sellman (2L)   The Whanganui River is 290 km long, making it the third longest river in New Zealand. And as of March 2017, the river is its own legal entity (a legal person). The Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui ...
Opinion

The Best Place for Coffee in Law School: Hello ...

Karey Thomson (2L)   If you’ve never heard of Hello My Friend Café, you must be a 1L. You’ll find this beloved little coffee shop in The Gavel (the law student lounge). The owner and only server is Steve, who ...
Opinion

SLS: A Primer

Neil Thomson (3L), Executive Coordinator of Student Legal Services   Student Legal Services (SLS) is a non-profit organization run by U of A law students. Our mandate is built around providing access to justice for the low-income community in the ...
Sport & Social

What’s in a Name?

Michael Wickson and Karey Thomson (2L) There has been much discussion in the past few years around professional sports teams using names and logos depicting aboriginal peoples, specifically opposition to the names of teams like the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, ...
Opinion

Advice for the Class of 2020…

WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN DURING YOUR FIRST FEW WEEKS OF LAW SCHOOL? This isn’t like undergrad – do your readings. –Dean Bergsma, Class of 2017 You can get all the CANs you will ...