Law is Cool: Is Work-Life Balance Attainable?

By: Shannon O’Connor Maintaining a work-life balance has been difficult for numerous legal professionals. The question still remains: can a balance between work and life be attainable within contemporary society? I believe that it is possible to achieve a balance between work and life. This balance ensures that an individual is able to complete work ...

Law is Cool: Don’t burnout—break out and dance!

By Hermione Shou Like many of us, you are tired, but you keep pushing through life.  As a legal professional or a student with long work hours, you may already be amongst the 1 in 4 Canadian workers who find their lives very stressful due to work and family obligations. Work-life balance is a simple ...

Law is Cool: Choosing a Path in the Legal Field While Balancing a Personal Life

By: Ashlin Kenuck My biggest weakness that I will completely take full responsibility for is my own poor time management skills. Coming into the field of law I knew that this was going to be one of the biggest obstacles I would have to overcome. Time management in the legal field is absolutely crucial to ...

Law is Cool: Students Writing LSAT With Accommodation Will Not Have Law School Applications “Flagged”

The non-profit organization Law School Admission Council (LSAC) based in the United States was penalized $7.7 million USD to compensate over 6000 students from the past 5 years for application to accommodate. Prior practice included Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores being “flagged” on law school applications if accommodation for extra time was applied during ...

Law is Cool: Law School Tech Chat to discuss Law Student’s Social Media usage

Last month this blog focused on the twitter chat #CBAfuturesChat, which was a student focused consultation run by the Canadian Bar Association’s Future’s initiative. Now that it’s November, the twitter chat has shifted to a more professional, practicing lawyer focused consultation, but law school students are of course still welcome. Last night saw at least ...

Law is Cool: James Wegener of #TRUlaw makes Social Media Highlight Reel

James Wegner, a law student and editor in chief of the  at British Columbia’s Thompson River’s University has made this week’s Law is Cool social media highlight reel.  James made the highlight reel after his performance last week at the #CBAfutureChat.  James came to the half hour session and shared his thoughts on the state ...

Law is Cool: Law is Cool is looking for Authors

Law is Cool is offering a chance for students to publish their thoughts and experiences around the law on a nationally recognized blog. Law is Cool is a student centred website focused around Canadian Law.  It’s a platform for student’s to discuss their experiences with the law school and law in general.  Law is Cool ...

Law is Cool: Online Law School Suggests Playlists for Students

Washington University in St. Louis offers a chance to earn a Master of Law online, but sometimes online education lacks the seriousness and gravity of studying law in a fancy stone building with wooden floors and books on the walls. Well, now you can at least feel fancy while you study in your underpants.  WashingtonU ...

Law is Cool: Articling How To – Canadian Lawyer4Students

Articling How To – Canadian Lawyer4Students Recently Omar Ha-Redeye and Simon Borys (that’s me) (both contributors to this blog) were interviewed by Michael McKiernan for Articling How To, an article in the Canadian Lawyer4Students magazine.  In it, Michael discusses how students can set themselves up for an articling position in the midst of this present ...