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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
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Meet the candidates for the 1L Council Secretary-Treasurer
Illustration by Katharine Zisser

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
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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.
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Acknowledging some of the Black Queen’s Law Alumni that have gone on to complete outstanding achievements in various areas of law.
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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
Illustration by Katharine Zisser

Military experts at Queen’s Law discuss the legal issues arising from the Bergdahl case
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A Review of the Panel on the Wrongful Conviction of Robert Baltovich
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Mariam Awan gives a primer on some contentious issues in the TTP
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Ethan Gordon explores the evidentiary issues and media coverage in the Patrick Kane rape investigation
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An interview with new MP and Queen’s Law grad Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
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.
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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