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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!
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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
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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
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The Kingston Symphony presents “Symphonic Spooktacular”
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An interview with new MP and Queen’s Law grad Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
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Why it’s okay to ask questions about our new government
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Ian Moore’s guide to staying current on current events
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This academic year is Mark Asfar’s sixth year sporting tricolour and singing the Oil Thigh around Queen’s campus (mostly at homecoming and football games). We sat down to discuss his experience at Queen’s Law and his participation in the larger communities of Queen’s and Kingston.
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Samosa fights for rights under the new bake sale bureaucracy
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Eater of food, Brandon Chung, reviews one of Kingston’s best-kept secrets.
An Elections Canada ballot box is shown on federal election day in Montreal, Monday, May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Editor-in-Chief Adam Sadinsky encourages undecided voters to vote for lawyers in Monday’s General Election
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As we near the end of the longest election in Canadian history, here’s a refresher on some of the key legal issues that you should think about as you cast your vote.
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Little tidbits of trivia that shouldn’t shape your vote, but just may
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Welcome to the newest segment of Juris Diction. In this column, entitled Split Decision, Jacob Mantle and Jess Spindler discuss current political affairs from both political and legal perspectives. The current election provides us a perfect first topic: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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For almost a decade the Conservative Party has held the support of civil libertarians (like myself). Not anymore—and that spells trouble for the Tories.
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With less than two weeks to go, it’s no longer about the leaders and their hair anymore—it’s about us!
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Michelle Amri explores the issue of employers enforcing healthy behaviours on employees
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Opinion Editors James Omran and Harshi Mann spoke with professors at Queen’s University Faculty of Law about what legal issues law students should consider when voting in the upcoming federal election on October 19, 2015.