Post Archive

February 2016


Is law school the real world? 3L Students Nika Farahani and Sheida Rezapour respond to the idea that real life only starts after we leave school and enter the workforce.

Acknowledging some of the Black Queen’s Law Alumni that have gone on to complete outstanding achievements in various areas of law.
Illustration by Lydia Symes

Features Measuring Mental Capacity in Sports: The Dennis Wideman Incident by Jordan Kirlik (1L) Vitiating factors: How one Toronto doctor’s “wrongful birth” claim could change Tort Law by Matthew Cook (3L) Culture Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love with Red Lobster? by Jaymie Maddox (2L) Opinion A Day in the Life of a Transfer

What are the copyright implications of Bey’s not-so-subtle reference to the family restaurant chain in “Formation”?

Hockey is no stranger to controversies surrounding fighting, but the NHL’s latest suspension of a Calgary Flames player for physical abuse of a game official may not be as simple as it seems. NOTE: This piece was written prior to the announcement upholding Dennis Wideman’s suspension.
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Matthew Cook speaks to Queen’s Law professor Lynne Hanson about a new Toronto case, PP v DD, could affect the way courts define “vitiating consent” in Ontario
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

A graduating student’s take on the increasingly high price of becoming a lawyer.

De Minimis looks at some of the new laws that took effect after January 1st, 2016
Illustration by Katharine Zisser

Military experts at Queen’s Law discuss the legal issues arising from the Bergdahl case