In August of 2016, a gesture that billions and billions of people perform daily began to make national and international news. Make no mistake, it was not the gesture itself that was labelled problematic or ‘anti-American’, but its timing and placement. When everyone else was standing for the American national
Back for part 2 of the Summer Hip-Hop Trifecta from BROCKHAMPTON, Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples. In part 1 I reviewed Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory and here I’m going to review Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. For album reviews, I like to start with some general/overarching points and
On October 19, 2015, the Liberal Party of Canada, who had been out of power for nine years, won an impressive election night victory, gaining 148 seats and coasting to a majority government. The party had been in shambles since the sponsorship scandal of the early 00s dismantled Paul Martin’s
Balloons all filled with rain As children’s eyes turn sleepy-mean And Falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain For a boy in Fiddler’s Green On Wednesday morning Canadians were informed of a death that seemed to shake the entire country. Flags were flown at half mast, moments of remembrance were observed before
If you’ve ever driven past Kingston on the 401, or know someone who knows someone that knew someone that visited Kingston, you have no doubt heard that Kingston has the most restaurant’s per capita in Canada. While I can’t verify the validity of that claim to foodie fame, I can
While you were off at the castle, or swimming at a cottage, or perhaps huddled over your desk on Bay Street, the Supreme Court of Canada continued the pursuit of justice in your absence from the law building. Here’s a rundown of some interesting judgments released over the summer months,
Kendrick Lamar is in a category of his own and DAMN. is definitely the big summer hip-hop album of 2017. I don’t have anything to add that hasn’t already been said which is why I want to write about what I consider to be the break-out summer hip-hop albums from
The Law Society of Upper Canada recently added a policy called “Statement of Principles,” requiring lawyers and paralegals to “acknowledge their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.” What seems like a noble cause has fuelled one of our own faculty members, Professor Bruce Pardy, to publish an opinion piece
Last week, the Class of 2020 held the first student elections of the year, and among the winners was Presidential candidate Ben Fickling. Campaigning on a platform of responsibility and accessibility, Ben brings experience in student government to Queen’s Law. Our Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Gordon sat down with Fickling to get
The Canadian Government Announces a Plan to Deal with a Growing Number of Self-Represented Litigators
As many law-students know, self-representation is one of the most prevalent symptoms of an underfunded justice system. Many who find themselves too poor to afford basic necessities are still considered “not poor enough” to qualify for public assistance. Without representation, these people struggle to assert their Charter rights against seasoned
Watching a movie in theatres is an important aspect of understanding the beauty of filmmaking because it forces the viewer to remember that films are an experience that is meant to be shared. The darkness of the movie theatre simulates a degree of isolation but bright flashes on the screen
As the Trump Presidency continues down its wild path, many of the President’s detractors have suggested that impeachment is on the table. These people have included several Democrats in Congress who have gone as far as writing up and vocally supporting articles of impeachment against the President. Impeachment is the
With September comes the eternal refrain of education beginning anew, and it is no different at Queen’s Law. Whether it be a fresh-faced 1L, an OCI inundated 2L, or world weary 3L, each of us come back to school after a summer well spent. For some, this included working in
Only one week into classes and this year is already shaping up to be an unforgettable one in terms of visitors to Queen’s Law. This past weekend Queen’s hosted a symposium dedicated to the Honourable Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell was the first ever Queen’s Law alumnus appointed to the Supreme Court
Dear Incoming Students, Firstly, congratulations on your acceptance into Queens Law!! Whether you are a first year student, a transfer student, a graduate student, or here on a Letter of Permission, welcome!! My name is Kelly Watson. I transferred to Queens Law in 2016 and have been thrilled with my
This is the fourth installment of the series “3Ls Reading their Personal Statements featuring The Class of 2017”. Feature #1 and the introduction to this series can be found at this link. Feature 2 with Madeline Ritchie is here. Feature 3 with James Omran can be found here. FEATURE 4:
Make an informed decision before casting your vote on March 2nd
Russia will be absent from athletics events at this year’s Olympics. Staff writer Ethan Gordon digs into the details of this new Olympic scandal.
Acknowledging some of the Black Queen’s Law Alumni that have gone on to complete outstanding achievements in various areas of law.
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
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.
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