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Juris Diction hosted the first LSS Election forum on Wednesday night. Check out the highlights from our live tweet of the event.
Illustration by Lydia Syme

From Serial to Smudging, JD’s seventh issue of the 2015-16 academic year gets some talk going.
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Motion to adopt smudging ritual before council meetings struck after student criticism
Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty. Photo from CBC.

Former Premier of Ontario delivers address to mark Sir John A. MacDonald’s 201st Birthday
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Columnists Sheida Rezapour and Nika Farahani have created this space as a way to share ideas, challenge the status quo, and generate healthy debate
Illustration by Jane Mundy

Trudeau attempts to reform the Criminal Code
Illustration by Lydia Syme

From Aleppo to Kingston to New York, JD’s seventh issue of the 2015-16 academic year takes our readers across the globe.
Six-year-old Ahmad Mazan Khabbaz, fourth from left, a refugee from Syria, smiles as he is greeted by family on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Photo by Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

One young man’s journey to Canada as a refugee
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The year is new and the routine grind is slowly commencing once more. Fret not! I put together a short list of things to come on the 2016 horizon. This list is intentionally obscure, and each item occupies a different medium.
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A ‘reading between the lines’ of all law school cover letters
Illustration by Lydia Syme

Welcome to Boarding Pass, a series highlighting the international experiences of Queen’s Law students and alumni.
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A Review of the Panel on the Wrongful Conviction of Robert Baltovich
Illustration by Lydia Syme

From the Toronto OCI Process to Trifles, JD’s sixth issue of the 2015-16 academic year includes a wide array of facts and fun for our readers.
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Ultra Vires and Juris Diction take a look at the stats on the 2015 Toronto OCI recruit
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Exam season is upon us. Here are some posters to keep you motivated through exam season!
Illustration by Lydia Syme

Welcome to Boarding Pass, a series highlighting the international experiences of Queen’s Law students and alumni.
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On November 12th, 2015, one of the world’s most notorious whistle-blowers, Edward Snowden, provided a keynote address via Google Hangout to a packed audience at Queen’s.
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For the first time ever, the Queen’s Law Students’ Society (LSS) is conducting an election for the newly-created position of Aboriginal Student Representative. Juris Diction staff writer Catherine Cliff discussed the new position with Jason Mercredi, the 1L student who petitioned the LSS to create the position. Jason is also a council member of the Queen’s Aboriginal Law Students’ Alliance.
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Mariam Awan gives a primer on some contentious issues in the TTP
Cover art by Lydia Syme (2L), Juris Diction

From Patrick Kane to Beginner Books for Little Lawyers, JD’s fifth issue of the 2015-16 academic year includes a wide array of facts and fun for our readers.
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Ethan Gordon explores the evidentiary issues and media coverage in the Patrick Kane rape investigation
Supreme Court Judge Beverley McLachlin takes part in the welcoming ceremony for Justice Richard Wagner at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Monday, December 3, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The first in a new series about everyone’s favourite Justices, Max Xiao gives us a peek into the woman behind the judgments we all know and love
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

The Kingston Symphony presents “Symphonic Spooktacular”
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An interview with new MP and Queen’s Law grad Nathaniel Erskine-Smith