Skip to content

Category Archives: Featured Articles

The Canons Ultimate Guide to 1L

Hey, hi, hello, how are ya! No one asked, but we 2Ls answered: every single thing you should know as a 1L coming into the U of A. Flip through the issue below or click here to view the exclusive (!) Canons Ultimate Guide to 1L. <3  

Ten Survival Tips for Incoming Law Students

Taylor Maxston (3L) #1 – Put Your Past Behind You and Focus on the Road Ahead While there was a brief stint in your life when the LSAT was the center of the universe, the subject will seldom (if ever) come up in law school and your career pursuits. Take pride in all the hard […]

Tortes and Torts: Doughnuts and Me

Robynne Thompson (1L) Tortes and Torts. Interviews + Food. This month, I set out with same intention as every other month – to interview someone and eat good food. However, due to unforeseen circumstances (read: laziness) and impending exams (read: procrastination), I failed to organize an interview in time for the very strict Canons deadline. […]

Practical Advice for Moot Preparation, Part 2

Taylor Maxston (2L) We are a little over a month into the Winter semester and buzz about the LRW moot is pervasive throughout the Faculty of Law. With preparations underway for each 1L’s opportunity to don the gown and present oral arguments, the focus is beginning to move away from formulating what to argue and […]

Practical Advice for Moot Preparation, Part #1

Taylor Maxston (2L) Congratulations to all 1Ls for completing fall semester midterms and reaching the home stretch! Hopefully Christmas break allowed everyone to step back and take a deep breath, as more challenges await in 2019. In particular, the LRW moot represents an opportunity to hop out of the doldrums of reading and studying to […]

Tortes and Torts: Remedy with Brianna Walsh

Robynne Thompson (1L) Tortes and Torts is back for its third edition! Kudos to myself for sticking to something 66.7% longer than I normally do! This month, I met with Brianna Walsh. You may know Bri as Swift Justice’s own 6-foot tall all-star forward. Or as a Criminal SLS badass. But Bri is also the […]

The Complete Murder Mystery

Sonali Khurana, Anisha Karia and Jenna Chamberlain (3L’s) Part 1 The Adventures of ___________ (you) and __________________ (your Law School BFF)! On a dark and stormy night, running through the school in search for your Property Law textbook, which you were sure you had left in the ___________ (location)  you came across what was possibly […]

Dr. Death: Part One

Kaitlynd Hiller (1L) My sister loves murder podcasts. Last weekend she flew to Vancouver just to see a live taping of a “My Favourite Murder” episode. She was so overwhelmed to be in the presence of her “moms” that I believe her exact tweet was: “I will be breathing in the same air and silent […]

Tortes and Torts: Poutine with Dylan Robertson

Robynne Thompson (1L) Tortes and Torts. A (hopefully) monthly column devoted to all things food and the conversations that happen over food. Think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but less funny. Or Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, but less edgy and cool. Thinking back to my first day of law school, before I knew what the […]

I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger (in 1L)

Welcome class of 2021! Law school is a lot to take in- and very quickly. Two years ago, when I was in your (metaphorical) shoes, FOMO (fear of missing out) lingered over me due to the plethora of activities to choose from. So, to save you the mental anguish of FOMO when deciding how to […]