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Kathleen Lahey, a professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, addresses the issues surrounding childcare in the context of the upcoming Canadian federal election. She specializes in taxation, tax policy, property law, gender and equality, and law and sexuality.
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A (hopefully) helpful guide to making the most of law school
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Are you into Pro-Bone-O work, or do you enjoy literally killing what you eat? Take this unscientific quiz to find out if dogs or cats are your legal spirit animal.

Look good this interview season with tips from a 3L OCI survivor.

Our 2L LSS Council President shares his ideas for the upcoming year, and welcomes the Class of 2018.

You may think of the dissent as ‘that part of a case you usually skip unless your professor tells you to read it’, but here at Juris Diction, The Dissent is a place to share ideas, challenge the status quo and generate healthy debate. Columnists Sheida Rezapour and Nika Farahani invite all of QL to join the discussion.
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An interview with Jordan Furlong, legal market analyst and creator of

As the current official opposition, the New Democratic Party has come a long way from its humble roots. Now, it could be the main obstacle to a Conservative victory in the next election. Co-Opinion Editor James Omran takes a look at the party’s chances in the upcoming election.

With the world captivated by the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe, Juris Diction’s Adnan Subzwari discussed the crisis with Professor Sharryn Aiken, a Queen’s Law professor and past president of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

Two of his students reflect on their experiences of a beloved professor who will be dearly missed

A northern alternative to California’s Coachella for twenty-something law students

Whether you are returning from a summer of being (un)productive or stumbling your way through orientation, being a part of Queen’s Law means having a busy social calendar. Here are some of the events that will be filling your inbox in the upcoming year:

Madison’s friends reflect in honour of her memory
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A few 2Ls offered to share their reflections of first-year with the Class of 2018. The wisdom of a 2L can be worth its weight in gold, especially when it’s constrained to 17 syllables.
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An insider’s take on why the SGPS is worth your time.
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My advice is to take it easy. This is law school—it’s going to be stressful, confusing, and a little crazy. But it’s also exciting.
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At the annual general meeting, the Law Students Society of Ontario (LSSO) re-affirmed its previous goals and set plans to address growing concerns about students’ financial and curricular woes.
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“We need to make forward progress, with an eye to the dashboard rather than to the rearview.”
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With second year coming to an end and procrastination kicking in, I have been reflecting on my two years at law school
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Whitney graduated from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a degree in Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) and a long-standing interest in pursuing a legal career. Her studies in the MIT program cultivated her desire to build a profession in Entertainment Law and explore these fields from a legal
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“This year has taught me certain things and I would like to share a couple of them with you.”
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Block out the hum of the library with these go-to study albums