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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

Ian Moore’s guide to staying current on current events
Photo by Queen's University. Mark Asfar, left, at the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awarding and induction into the Tricolour Society, the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities.

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.

Samosa fights for rights under the new bake sale bureaucracy
Photos by J G Wang. YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 18: Food sample of sushi, displayed in the window of Japanese restaurant. © 2013 DigiPub

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.

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.
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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.