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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
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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
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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
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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:
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This is the third installment of the series “3Ls Reading their Personal Statements featuring The Class of 2017”. Part 1 introduced us to David MacLean. Part 2 features Madeline Ritchie. FEATURE 3: JAMES OMRAN Academic/Career Goals at the Time the Personal Statement was Written: When writing my personal statement, I
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FEATURE 2: MADELINE RITCHIE This is the second 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 here. Academic/Career Goals at the Time the Personal Statement was Written: I didn’t think to read my
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The best thing about Queen’s Law is the community. That is the selling point we have received – and perhaps repeated to others – at some point in our law school careers. At the forefront of our community are our clubs and their executives. These are law students who take
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Clubs need money to host events. And event organizers need certainty that their funding requests will be honoured. But at the same time, some measure of accountability must be maintained over how clubs funding is spent. Over the past year clubs have faced the additional hurdles of convoluted financial requirements.
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“Dear Law Student: I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth—and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news
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Gary Wilson is not a librarian. Of course, he works for the Queen’s University Libraries, but officially he is a Reference Assistant: the person who catalogues items, checks out books, loans out power chargers and generally ensures that the library operates smoothly throughout the day. Gary may not be a
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The Queen’s Law “community”. An inescapable fish bowl? Or a home away from home? Depends on who you ask. Studying law in the city of Kingston undoubtedly leaves its mark on students. Basic social interaction is markedly different than for those who opt to study law in a city like
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On Monday January 23, the Queen’s Law Runnymede Society hosted a debate between Professor Jordan Peterson and Professor Bruce Pardy about “Free Speech, Human Rights Legislation, and Bill C-16”. Jordan Peterson is a professor of psychology at University of Toronto and an outspoken critic of what he categorizes as “forced
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How Trump’s disdain of the Juidicial system is shaping it for the future
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It’s an easy exercise criticizing the world around us. The difficulty comes when we look inwards. If anything, the current climate of politics begs us to point fingers in disgust. But before we tackle the mayhem that awaits outside our Queendom, there are a few faults of our own that
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Female grads speak to their experiences practicing and finding their professional paths, while balancing personal goals
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And the winner of the Juris Diction writing competition is…
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Meet the candidate running for 1L council Social Coordinator
Daniel Brodus, Adam Fishman, Liam McMunagle and Devon Sampson

Meet the candidates running for President in the 1L elections
Colby Harris and John Pappas

Meet the candidates running for 1L council Male Athletic Representative
Jordan Brezer, Shira Levine and Dixon Sunthorcam

Meet the candidates for 1L Faculty Board representatives

Meet the candidates for the 1L Council Secretary-Treasurer
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Social, policing, judicial, or correctional, justice continues to mean something far from its intent for Aboriginal people within Canada’s criminal justice system.
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Matthew Cook discusses Spence v BMO Trust Company with Professor David Freedman

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.

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.
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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