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What is the price of water?   In a country as vast as Canada, it is often easy to take for granted the easy, free access we have to uncontaminated fresh water. We are fortunate to live in a land that is so teeming with lakes and rivers that most
Jordan Peterson. Credit: Nick Kozac, Toronto Star.

Should people have the right to decide the gender pronoun by which they are addressed?   Professor Bruce Pardy of Queen’s Law and Professor Jordan Peterson – the beleaguered and controversial figure at the centre of a controversy surrounding Bill C-16 – sparred on that question at the Runnymede Society’s
Jordan Peterson. Credit: Nick Kozac, Toronto Star.

On Monday, January 23, 2017 a debate was held between Professor Bruce Pardy and Professor Jordan Peterson at the Faculty of Law over the laws of Bill C-16, which amend the Criminal Code and Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression as enumerated grounds for discrimination
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Introductory Remarks   These new Procedures are being rolled out in response to feedback from law students and accredited law schools in Ontario about concerns raised about the summer recruitment process (which has previously been referred to as OCI’s, and will henceforth be known as TII’s [Throw-It-In]). This multi-step process
Jeff Sessions, Attorney General Nominee. Courtesy: Reuters

On paper, Jeff Sessions is a conventional nomination for Attorney General, checking many of the traditional boxes used to judge candidates for the position.   A lawyer by trade prior to becoming a Republican Senator for the state of Alabama, Mr. Sessions had practiced in many areas of the law;
Moonlight. Courtesy: A24 Films.

Impressions of the big-hitters during this year’s film awards race   Moonlight   Why I loved it: UHHH this movie is so good! Where do I begin… perhaps with the subtle and gentle exposure of the realities of growing up in inner-city Miami. Or perhaps with the crushing and all-too
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It’s an easy exercise criticizing the world around us. The difficulty comes when we look inwards. If anything, the current climate of politics begs us to point fingers in disgust. But before we tackle the mayhem that awaits outside our Queendom, there are a few faults of our own that
Credit: Alyssa Leblanc, Juris Diction

When I saw that over one hundred people had “Tilted” for last week’s Smoker, let’s just say I was surprised. I thought most people liked to stay in on Thursday nights, telling themselves that they were going to have an easy night to get as much work done on Friday
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Over the past weekend, Donald Trump’s official ascension into American leadership cut what may be the ceremonial ribbon onto a new era of global politics. After the renewed promise to end American carnage, Juris Diction met with two experts at Queen’s University to discuss their perspectives on the President’s trade
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Today, a panel of Meaghan Obee Tower, partner at Stikeman Elliot, and Libby Nixon, a Queen’s grad articling at Stikeman Elliot, came to speak to the Women and Law Club about the difficulties of implicit bias present in the legal profession, and the ways in which firms can take steps
University Avenue, Queen's University - Credit: Alyssa Leblanc

Queen’s University made national headlines last week, and not in the way that it would have preferred.   After comedienne Celeste Yim tweeted photos from her Twitter account – since deleted – of undergraduate students dressed up as stereotypical depictions of Viet Cong guerrillas, Arab Sheikhs, Buddhist monks and Sombrero-wearing,
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A Real Change?   Ever since running and winning the 2015 election on a campaign promising “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has been playing a political switch-up of turtle and hare: real policy changes that understandably take time to form now seem to have only ever been rash wagers to
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Compromise may be the best way to peacefully progress, but now is a time for action
Illustration by Eunji Yi

A reflection on leaving a gap between undergraduate studies and Law school
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This was the first event held by the new Beyond a Reasonable Stout Club
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The 1L Council takes us on a whimsical journey through the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Photo credit: Andrew Van Overbeke.

The Maven of the Supreme Court enthrals a packed house at Queen’s Law.
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

Should Law school be more practical or should we preserve Academia?
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Female grads speak to their experiences practicing and finding their professional paths, while balancing personal goals
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The Liberal’s bill on Transgender Rights is before the House of Commons for the seventh time.
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Why Justice Abella might be adding to the Supreme Court’s “liberal problem” – and I’m glad.
Illustration by Jane Mundy.

Jane Mundy (2L) is De Minimis Editor for Juris Diction.
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The University of Toronto’s response to Prof. Peterson’s comments is troubling
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Making the case against fully integrated artificial intelligence