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While you were off at the castle, or swimming at a cottage, or perhaps huddled over your desk on Bay Street, the Supreme Court of Canada continued the pursuit of justice in your absence from the law building. Here’s a rundown of some interesting judgments released over the summer months,
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Watching a movie in theatres is an important aspect of understanding the beauty of filmmaking because it forces the viewer to remember that films are an experience that is meant to be shared. The darkness of the movie theatre simulates a degree of isolation but bright flashes on the screen
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With September comes the eternal refrain of education beginning anew, and it is no different at Queen’s Law. Whether it be a fresh-faced 1L, an OCI inundated 2L, or world weary 3L, each of us come back to school after a summer well spent. For some, this included working in
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Only one week into classes and this year is already shaping up to be an unforgettable one in terms of visitors to Queen’s Law. This past weekend Queen’s hosted a symposium dedicated to the Honourable Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell was the first ever Queen’s Law alumnus appointed to the Supreme Court
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Citing serious workload implications for both students and faculty, Professor Mohamed Khimji resigned on March 26 from the Faculty Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum Review, after expressing concerns with the alternatives under consideration. In an email to Committee members, the relevant section of which was forwarded to Juris Diction
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One of the biggest stories covered by Juris Diction during the 2015-2016 school year was the debate over what to do with the Law Students Society’s (LSS) surplus. Accumulated as a result of the LSS collecting more in student activity fees than was spent for supporting student activities at the
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You may have noticed that many menus at your favourite eateries now list the caloric content of their food and drink items. This is the result of new provincial legislation called the Healthy Menu Choices Act. As of January 1, 2017, all food-service chains that have 20 or more locations
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Improving student engagement and revitalizing smokers were the key themes of Juris Diction’s LSS Core Town Hall on Tuesday evening, as candidates answered questions from Queen’s Law students ahead of the LSS Core elections on March 8th and 9th, 2017.   This year’s group of candidates include two returning members
Neil Gorsuch (R) with Pres. Donald Trump (L). Courtesy: The Atlantic

Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. The seat, which has been empty since Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016, is the subject of fierce
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This past Saturday, Queen’s Law participated in the unprecedented collaborative effort of Canadian law schools. In reaction to recent immigration bans in the United States, students from McGill reached out to law schools in Canada to organize a Research-a-thon in support of the Canadian Council for Refugees. In less than
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What is the price of water?   In a country as vast as Canada, it is often easy to take for granted the easy, free access we have to uncontaminated fresh water. We are fortunate to live in a land that is so teeming with lakes and rivers that most
Jeff Sessions, Attorney General Nominee. Courtesy: Reuters

On paper, Jeff Sessions is a conventional nomination for Attorney General, checking many of the traditional boxes used to judge candidates for the position.   A lawyer by trade prior to becoming a Republican Senator for the state of Alabama, Mr. Sessions had practiced in many areas of the law;
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Over the past weekend, Donald Trump’s official ascension into American leadership cut what may be the ceremonial ribbon onto a new era of global politics. After the renewed promise to end American carnage, Juris Diction met with two experts at Queen’s University to discuss their perspectives on the President’s trade
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Today, a panel of Meaghan Obee Tower, partner at Stikeman Elliot, and Libby Nixon, a Queen’s grad articling at Stikeman Elliot, came to speak to the Women and Law Club about the difficulties of implicit bias present in the legal profession, and the ways in which firms can take steps
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The Maven of the Supreme Court enthrals a packed house at Queen’s Law.
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The Liberal’s bill on Transgender Rights is before the House of Commons for the seventh time.
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A Profile on new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
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If you answer questions correctly, you shall not cross.
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Queen’s Law alum Justice Cromwell’s retirement brings new appointment considerations
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Haven’t been keeping up with the news this summer? Fear not. Juris Diction is here for you.
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The following article is a satirical piece for April Fools’ Day
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Ethan Gordon sits down with Tyler Brent, Bryan Flatt, Ian Moore, and Michael Scott about their proposals in the upcoming Surplus Survey.
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Packed General Meeting Leads to Important Decisions Concerning the LSS Surplus.
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How a British referendum on the EU can turn into an international law quagmire
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Juris Diction hosted the first LSS Election forum on Wednesday night. Check out the highlights from our live tweet of the event.
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Motion to adopt smudging ritual before council meetings struck after student criticism