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Bill C-48 Causes Landmark Sentence for Baumgartner

Curtis Steeves (3L) On September 11, 22 year old Travis Baumgartner received the the harshest punishment in Canada since the death penalty was abolished in 1962. Baumgartner pled guilty to one count of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder for the June 15, 2012 murder and […]

Meet the Faculty:Shannon Gullberg

 Name: Shannon Gullberg Hometown: Born in Edmonton but raised in Brooks, Alberta (I’m a country girl at heart) Undergrad Degree: I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta. I have worked for several years as a speech pathologist before coming back to law school. How are you enjoying […]

Student Response to Future of Law School

Joshua Allen (3L) I had the great pleasure of attending the future of law school conference, or at least most of it. There were two main issues or themes to the conference. First, where is the legal profession going and what skills will lawyers of the future need? Second, how should law schools teach those […]

The Future of Law School

Scott Meyer (2L) The Faculty of Law’s centenary has officially come to a close.  In a year that started off with Chief Justice of Canada and alumni Beverley McLachlin speaking to our student body, The Future of Law School conference provided a perfect ending for our Faculty’s 100th birthday.  While there were many great moments from […]

Welcome to U of A Law: A Message from the Dean

Philip Bryden, Dean of Law On behalf of the entire Faculty, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2013-14 academic year.  This year we are beginning our second century of legal education at the University of Alberta.  While we cannot promise the range of special events this year that we put on to celebrate […]

Budget Cuts Threaten U of A Law

Natasha Edgar (3L) This has been a rough year for education in Alberta. The provincial government announced deep cuts to the education budget in the spring – taking with it the University of Alberta and the faculty of law. In August, university President Indira Samaresekera announced that the university was $76 million short of its […]

Law Guy/ Law Girl : Meet the New 1Ls

Brett Lojczyc Rate your fear level (on a scale of 1 to 10) on Orientation Day and now after having a couple days of law school under your belt? On Orientation Day, 4.75/10. At RATT (during our Thirsty Thursday interview) and after some “social beverages”, 0.1/10 What was your favourite part about pre-orientation night? Meeting classmates […]

Challenging Transit Fines

Scott Meyer (2L) Last September, I was fined $250 for failing to provide a ‘valid proof of payment’ while riding the LRT. Unbeknownst to me, I didn’t have my ONEcard/U-Pass with me, and the transit officer would not allow me to show my Bear Tracks payment in lieu of my U-Pass. I was stunned by […]

National Mooting Success Comes to the U of A

Philip Bryden, Dean of Law Success in national mooting competitions has arrived in a big way at the University of Alberta, just in time for the Faculty of Law’s Centenary.  The mooting gods actually started shining on us in the spring of 2012 (perhaps in anticipation of the Centenary) with a win by our team […]

U of A Victory at the National Labour Moot

Natasha Edgar (2L) & Avril Fisher (2L)   It was a weekend of Reaganing. For the uninitiated, Reaganing was described in 30 Rock by Jack Donaghy as “a magic zone of error-free living” accomplished previously only by a handful of people. It started when we got to Toronto and went out for coffee and to […]