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March 2017

Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

The best thing about Queen’s Law is the community. That is the selling point we have received – and perhaps repeated to others – at some point in our law school careers.   At the forefront of our community are our clubs and their executives. These are law students who
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

Clubs need money to host events. And event organizers need certainty that their funding requests will be honoured. But at the same time, some measure of accountability must be maintained over how clubs funding is spent. Over the past year clubs have faced the additional hurdles of convoluted financial requirements.
Credit: Alyssa Leblanc, Juris Diction

Citing serious workload implications for both students and faculty, Professor Mohamed Khimji resigned on March 26 from the Faculty Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum Review, after expressing concerns with the alternatives under consideration. In an email to Committee members, the relevant section of which was forwarded to Juris Diction
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

“Dear Law Student: I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth—and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news
Courtesy of the Queen's Law Cancer Society.

On Thursday March 16th, Queen’s Law was treated to one of its yearly highlights, as a sold out Grand Theatre, made up of the Queen’s Law community, who watched their peers two-step, shimmy and shake for an incredibly important cause: the Cabaret for the Cure benefiting the Queen’s Law Cancer
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

One of the biggest stories covered by Juris Diction during the 2015-2016 school year was the debate over what to do with the Law Students Society’s (LSS) surplus. Accumulated as a result of the LSS collecting more in student activity fees than was spent for supporting student activities at the
Courtesy: Serious Eats

You may have noticed that many menus at your favourite eateries now list the caloric content of their food and drink items. This is the result of new provincial legislation called the Healthy Menu Choices Act. As of January 1, 2017, all food-service chains that have 20 or more locations
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Jane Mundy (2L) is the De-Minimis Editor of Juris Diction.
Credit: Jason Liang, Juris Diction

Improving student engagement and revitalizing smokers were the key themes of Juris Diction’s LSS Core Town Hall on Tuesday evening, as candidates answered questions from Queen’s Law students ahead of the LSS Core elections on March 8th and 9th, 2017.   This year’s group of candidates include two returning members
Courtesy of Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson is not a librarian. Of course, he works for the Queen’s University Libraries, but officially he is a Reference Assistant: the person who catalogues items, checks out books, loans out power chargers and generally ensures that the library operates smoothly throughout the day. Gary may not be a
Courtesy of Plus Ultra

The Queen’s Law “community”. An inescapable fish bowl? Or a home away from home? Depends on who you ask. Studying law in the city of Kingston undoubtedly leaves its mark on students. Basic social interaction is markedly different than for those who opt to study law in a city like
Illustration by Lydia Syme

The articling recruit is unique compared to the OCI process. Not only are there a greater variety of prospective employers that participate, but also students generally know the area of law they would prefer to practice in and have some tangible experiences to support their interest (there are only so
Neil Gorsuch (R) with Pres. Donald Trump (L). Courtesy: The Atlantic

Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. The seat, which has been empty since Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016, is the subject of fierce
Credit: Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

With the increasing trend towards hybrid degrees that combine the Juris Doctor (JD) with a master’s degree, the bare JD students may be finding it hard to compete in today’s tightening job market. After all, government agencies prefer a lawyer with a Master’s in Public Administration and a corporate law