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The Law Society of Upper Canada recently added a policy called “Statement of Principles,” requiring lawyers and paralegals to “acknowledge their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.” What seems like a noble cause has fuelled one of our own faculty members, Professor Bruce Pardy, to publish an opinion piece
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As the Trump Presidency continues down its wild path, many of the President’s detractors have suggested that impeachment is on the table. These people have included several Democrats in Congress who have gone as far as writing up and vocally supporting articles of impeachment against the President. Impeachment is the
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The articling recruit is unique compared to the OCI process. Not only are there a greater variety of prospective employers that participate, but also students generally know the area of law they would prefer to practice in and have some tangible experiences to support their interest (there are only so
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Queen’s Law invited Professor Kyle Kirkup from the University of Ottawa to speak to students about the substantive qualities of Bill C-16 — the Bill about gender identity and expression currently going through the Senate. Professor Lisa Kelly opened the seminar by highlighting that this talk arose directly out of
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The debate for the Conservative leadership race held this past Saturday in Halifax featured all fourteen (fourteen!) hopeful candidates.   On the surface, it was eerily reminiscent of last year’s Republican leadership race in the United States. The race featured an over-crowded stage, a reality TV star, a surgeon turned
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This isn’t going to be pretty.   Two not-so-good things happened in my time at QL.   1. In 2L, a long-term relationship ended, so I got myself tested. They found something not-so-good, and after over 1 hour of sitting in the doctor’s office, I realized I was walking out
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Should people have the right to decide the gender pronoun by which they are addressed?   Professor Bruce Pardy of Queen’s Law and Professor Jordan Peterson – the beleaguered and controversial figure at the centre of a controversy surrounding Bill C-16 – sparred on that question at the Runnymede Society’s
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On Monday, January 23, 2017 a debate was held between Professor Bruce Pardy and Professor Jordan Peterson at the Faculty of Law over the laws of Bill C-16, which amend the Criminal Code and Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression as enumerated grounds for discrimination
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Queen’s University made national headlines last week, and not in the way that it would have preferred.   After comedienne Celeste Yim tweeted photos from her Twitter account – since deleted – of undergraduate students dressed up as stereotypical depictions of Viet Cong guerrillas, Arab Sheikhs, Buddhist monks and Sombrero-wearing,
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A Real Change?   Ever since running and winning the 2015 election on a campaign promising “Real Change”, the Liberal Party has been playing a political switch-up of turtle and hare: real policy changes that understandably take time to form now seem to have only ever been rash wagers to
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Compromise may be the best way to peacefully progress, but now is a time for action
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A reflection on leaving a gap between undergraduate studies and Law school
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Should Law school be more practical or should we preserve Academia?
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Why Justice Abella might be adding to the Supreme Court’s “liberal problem” – and I’m glad.
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The University of Toronto’s response to Prof. Peterson’s comments is troubling

How “kids these days” can make a difference in the legal world after graduation.
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In a collaborative chat between the Sustainability and Environmental Law Club and the Aboriginal Law Student Alliance, students discussed the interplay between these two areas of law, and their common interest in the protection and preservation of the environment.

Adon Moss is a 2015 graduate from Queen’s Law. Approaching the Bar and Articling, Adon knew nothing about the processes or what to expect; mostly, he was misinformed and unprepared. Six months into his Articling experience, Adon figures he should share some of the simple realizations he has had.

Make an informed decision before casting your vote on March 2nd

Is law school the real world? 3L Students Nika Farahani and Sheida Rezapour respond to the idea that real life only starts after we leave school and enter the workforce.