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How a British referendum on the EU can turn into an international law quagmire

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
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Former Premier of Ontario delivers address to mark Sir John A. MacDonald’s 201st Birthday
Six-year-old Ahmad Mazan Khabbaz, fourth from left, a refugee from Syria, smiles as he is greeted by family on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Photo by Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS

One young man’s journey to Canada as a refugee
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Ultra Vires and Juris Diction take a look at the stats on the 2015 Toronto OCI recruit
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On November 12th, 2015, one of the world’s most notorious whistle-blowers, Edward Snowden, provided a keynote address via Google Hangout to a packed audience at Queen’s.
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For the first time ever, the Queen’s Law Students’ Society (LSS) is conducting an election for the newly-created position of Aboriginal Student Representative. Juris Diction staff writer Catherine Cliff discussed the new position with Jason Mercredi, the 1L student who petitioned the LSS to create the position. Jason is also a council member of the Queen’s Aboriginal Law Students’ Alliance.

Ian Moore’s guide to staying current on current events
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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.

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.
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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.
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Justice Rothstein reflects on more than two decades on the bench
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A guide to understanding the SCC’s recent decision regarding physician-assisted suicide
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Today we’re talking to the candidates running for Vice-President Academic: Silvia Cioci (1L), Nima Hojjati (1L), Sydney Bunting (1L), and Sheida Rezapour (2L).
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Who are you going to trust to manage your (okay, Queens’ Law’s) money? Find out as we talk to Ashley Pitcher, Michael Scott, and Joel Schachter, all running for VP Finance.
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Though we’d love an exciting presidential race to rival the excitement of the impending Trudeau-Harper showdown, Meagan Berlin is running unopposed for LSS President.
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Have you—like the rest of us—wondered what’s going to happen when Jenn Dumoulin graduates at the end of this year? Don’t worry! Megan Levy-McLaughlin (MLV) and Madeleine Tyber (MT)—or at least whichever one of them is elected as VP Administrative—have it covered.
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Here at Queen’s Law, we all know elections are the most exciting time of the year, so what better way to celebrate the election of a new LSS core than with profiles of our candidates? We’ve asked all of the people running to respond to some questions (both general and specific to their positions). First up is Cam Rempel, running unopposed for Vice-President Activities.
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In the fall semester, News Editor Michael Scott sat down with Dean William Flanagan to discuss enrollment expansion and legal education in Ontario. It has been edited for clarity and brevity.
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Career office touts benefits of self-directed job search, cautiously optimistic about Law Practice Program
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Controversy continues for Trinity Western University Law School as LGBTQ student advocacy group writes letter urging BC government to reverse the law school’s approval
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Survey of Ontario law students highlights inaccessibility of legal education due to high cost of tuition and student debt
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In the wake of widespread criticism, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has unexpectedly reversed its decision to intervene in Chevron Corporation et al v. Yaiguaje, et al. at the Supreme Court. The case involves a dispute over whether Canadian courts have jurisdiction to enforce a judgement by an Ecuadorean court
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Justice Barak, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel, gave the 2014 Laskin Lecture on Monday, October 20, 2014
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Queen’s Law criminal law faculty members cast doubts on potential success of Magnotta’s defense