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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.
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

“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
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“We’ve had reason to question our commitment to inclusiveness. A lot of us 1Ls have had reason to question the truth behind the Queen’s community. I used to feel like I didn’t quite fit.”
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The perspective of an over-involved 3L student
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Is the U of T TA Strike a Labour Relations Issue?
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An Interview with former Attorney General of Ontario John Gerretsen
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The voices of people that we leave out and have left behind are the ones worth considering, if we really care about how inclusive our community is here at Queen’s.
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An Interview with Todd Storms (Senior Associate at Templeman Menninga LLP)
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I am writing this letter to you—via the public forum of Queen’s University—because I am really cheesed, and I want you, and the general Queen’s populace, to know about it.
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A Q&A with James Clinton (2L) and Billie Leung (2L) about their 1L Summer Job Hunt
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A real, behind-the-scenes look into the mind of an aspiring orientation leader
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Justice Rothstein reflects on more than two decades on the bench