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The Canons Big Book of Course Reviews: 2021-22 Edition

You thought that the Canons team was just sleeping after finals? You think Monica, one of our Editors-in-Chief who’s living in Korea and on a completely different time zone and taking exams at 3:00 AM and also heads up our beautiful layout, was resting after a slew of exams that ended scant days ago? You think Cailey and Victoria, […]

Canons 2020-2021 Issue #3: March/April

Greetings! We’re back with our third lörge issue of the year for March/April 2020-2021. This is our final large issue of the year, and boy do we have some goodies hot from the oven and ready for you. In this issue, you’ll find: Our incomplete Online Hall of Fame, full of accolades from contributors about […]

The Canons Ultimate Guide to 1L Recruit

IT’S HERE! By which we mean both the actual recruit itself and this special mini-issue of Canons focused on it are both upon us. Flip through the battle CAN of 1L recruit guides below and learn the low down on everything recruit-related you’ve wanted to talk to upper year students about but been too afraid […]

Canons 2020-2021 Issue #2: January/February

Welcome to the new year! Glad we can all leave 2020 in the dust. We’ve been working hard over the holiday break to create this: the new full-size Canons 2020-2021 issue for January/February! It’s 52 full pages of great, varied content. We’ve got Bachelor predictions. We’ve got more on QAnon. We’ve got THE DISBARMENT TEST, […]

The Canons 1L Midterm Guide

Greetings, friends. It’s late November, which means it’s scarily close to December, which means we’re like 0.2 seconds away from having to throw ourselves into studying for finals or, if you’re a 1L, your very first set of law school midterms.  We’d tell you not to freak out, but you’re probably not going to listen. […]

Canons 2020-2021 Issue #1: November/December

HELLO!!! We’re back and better than ever with a supersized first “official” issue for the months of November and December. With tons of great content from your fellow students, we hope this issue will find you cozy and safe at home…while reminding you that yes, other law students do in fact exist and you’re not just doing […]

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 […]