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: Auditions for Third Canada-wide Twitter Moot opened

  Vancouver.  West Coast Environmental Law is inviting law students from across Canada to participate in a unique social media competition.  The “Twitter Moot”, to be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014, at 10am PST, will see teams from Law Schools from all across Canada participate in a mock court hearing over the Twitter social media ...

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: Jonathan MacKenzie is this week’s top Social Media Student at Law (@JMacKenzieLaw)

Last week’s #CBafuturesChat was a discussion of the articling in Canada.  The focus of the talk shifted from Law School to recent grads, and with that, the conversation shifted to students at law instead of law students. @OmarHaRedeye because law students think there is a crisis, and we're all desperately trying to get/keep jobs #cbafutureschat ...

Law is Cool: @uOttawa and @TRULaw_SLS lead the way on #cbafutureschat

Here at Law is Cool we are keeping an informal tally of which schools are participating the most in #CBAFuturesChat. Schools get 1 point if atleast 1 student participates in the chat. Schools get an additional point if they have the most students participate (In week 1 that was uOttawa) and an additional point if ...

Law is Cool: Every Tuesday in October is #CBAfuturesChat

Every Tuesday in October is #CBAfuturesChat, hosted by Law is Cool alumni Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law. The CBA Futures Initative is a project that is reaching out to lawyers across Canada to talk about the future of the legal industry.  The twitter chat is one of the ways they are reaching out to ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The facts should speak for themselves #nlpoli

The very best thing that may be said about the idea of a law school at Memorial University is that the proponents of the idea have failed to make their case. The very worst is that the university is currently wasting everyone’s time by talking about something with no shape, no form, and hence no ...

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: LSUC Publishes Articling Task Force Report

This article was originally published on www.LFTI.ca The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)’s articling task force has released its final report on its proposed solution for what has been dubbed the “Articling Crisis” facing recent law grads in Ontario.  The report directly concerns current law students, new graduates of law programs, law firms, and those considering ...

Law is Cool: The Innovative Advocate: Canada’s Legal Future

The way legal services are delivered in Canada is changing.  Increased competition and a demand for lower prices has pressured law firms to slow hiring and deliver their services more efficiently.  After finishing my first year at Queen’s Law I started thinking about how law students can help firms meet the demand.  It starts with an open-eyes look at ...

Law is Cool: Canada’s Newest Law Student – Helena Guergis

If you are starting law school this fall at the University of Alberta, you’ll have a celebrity of sorts in your class. Helena Guergis, the former MP who unsuccessfully sued Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada, is starting law school this year according to the Toronto Star, Her first year of legal ...

Law is Cool: Dean Spade: For Those Considering Law School

Dean Spade of Seattle University School of Law gets lots of inquiries from people considering law school.  Here are some points that he emphasizes they may have overlooked: Most legal work maintains systems of maldistribution, it does not transform them. Lots of legal work that needs to be done to help poor people can be done without a ...

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Law is Cool: Pay Your Student Loan Off – In Cash

Do law school student loans have you feeling down? Well here’s a story to make you smile, of the UofT law graduate who paid off his student loans in cash. Alysha Hasham of the Toronto Star reports: There is only one way to pay off a $114,460.30 student loan in one go: in style. For ...

Law is Cool: Queen’s Makes “Outlines” Before Final Exams

The law students at Queen’s University recently celebrated their annual talent show “Lawlapalooza”, and kicked things off with this parody of Drake’s “Headlines”.  To all those law students preparing for final exams (and everyone who remembers what that’s like): enjoy.  

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 ...