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Law and Hockey: Olivia Sutter

Michael Graham (1L) As the Tortfeasors prepare for their 2017-2018 campaign they are joined by veteran hockey player Olivia Sutter. Olivia hails from the booming metropolis of Red Deer, Alberta. She began her undergrad at Carleton where she grew to love Ottawa, especially the Carleton campus and playing for the Ravens. After one year she moved […]

Stranger Things v. Riverdale

Warning: Season One Spoilers Why you should be more excited about Stranger Things: By Jenna Chamberlain (the type of person who says “you HAVEN’T seen [enter critically acclaimed film from 50 years ago]?”) First things first, I can’t wait for season two of Riverdale. I want to see Jughead join a gang, to fangirl over […]

Interview with a Trump Supporter

Aizlynn Regan (NCA) A Donald Trump supporter. You might be friends with one. You might be related to one. You might even have the unfortunate circumstances of, like me, being married to one. As you can imagine, “for better or for worse” has taken on a whole new meaning, and far too many deep discussions […]

El Hacko: Clever Costumes and a Mystery

Holly Spurrell (1L) One of the only things that has the potential to improve an already incredible day of golfing with friends, old and new, is the addition of costumes. The costumes donned by the participants of the annual “El Hacko” golf tournament serve as a manifestation of the creativity, craftiness, and humour of my […]

Laws, huh, what are they good for? Absolutely Nothing!

Joe Sellman (2L) Anarchy is not a synonym for chaos. Chaos is disorder and confusion. Anarchy is the absence of order, or more specifically, anarchy is a political theory that rejects either the need for or the legitimacy of the state.  Many people conflate the two and I believe this comes from the assumption that […]

A Completely Objective Non-Bitter Review of My Love Life in Cinematic Context

by Hailee Barber (3L) Although a bit late for Valentine’s Day I’ve decided to reflect on my own romantic history and the ways that some of my favourite movies have influenced those experiences.  Devoted readers of my Canons articles (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!) will recall that last year I penned a cheery piece entitled “The […]

The Appeal of Minimalism

Hailee Barber (3L) Make it simple, but significant –Don Draper, Mad Men Over the holidays my mom told me that she’d recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. The concept was something I’d come across a few times on Pinterest, so I had a basic understanding that minimalism […]

Alice in Wonderlaw Comes to the Myer Horowitz, Feb 3-4

Tyler McDonough (3L) It’s almost February. Frigid temperatures are complimented by fleeting daylight. The holiday season is long over. New Year’s resolutions have been abandoned. We’re alone in the cold, dark Edmonton winter contemplating the poor decisions we made over Ski Trip and thinking about all the work we put off in January. We fought […]

Battle for Brexit: A Thoroughly Constitutional Issue

Megan Schaub (3L) & Joe Sellman (1L) A Brief Brexit Background In the United Kingdom’s 2015 election, the Conservative Party led by David Cameron won 331 out of 650 seats—a slim Parliamentary majority. This result was achieved with an even less impressive ~37% of votes. The legitimacy of this thin majority is further undermined by […]

Hallowe’en Costume Ideas

Megan Schaub (3L) HalLAWeen is approaching. If you’re still searching for the perfect law-themed costume, look no further. Here are a few suggestions, both amusing and frightening, ranked from those that require little-to-no effort to those that are a little bit more labor-intensive: Judge Judy: black robes + lace collar + wig + gavel Lionel […]