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I am indeed aware of the starving children and I would help them before the animals if I could. Satisfied?  The “why care about animals and not suffering people?” argument is one that comes to many minds when they first see this title. It is fallacious because by that logic,
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Whenever I tell people I want to practice family, everyone always asks the same question and usually with a bit of disdain: Why Family Law? Well, there are many aspects to family law: Children, Property, Contracts, and Financials. As someone with a business background, my favorite area of family law
A view of Barcelona from the top of the famed Sagrada Familia

I’d be lying if I said that this whole exchange thing was something that I was actually considering before approximately one hour before the application was due. I had friends ask me if I was thinking of going on exchange, and I had roughly 100 reasons to say no; For
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Taco Bell, Chipotle, your local bar’s fully loaded nachos. For most of us this triumvirate is how we ingest the majority of our “Mexican” food here in Canada.  Overcooked ground beef, copious amounts of sour cream, and a bunch of replacement level hot sauce is what defines this sad and
Space Debris

The Queen’s Sustainability and Environmental Law Club informs us on an important and growing issue in our solar system.
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I thought Lady Bird (2017) was a fantastic movie. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan follows up her amazing performance in Brooklyn (2015) with another phenomenal portrayal of a senior in high school. Lady Bird and Brooklyn are very similar movies, dealing with coming of age and handling love, while also  both

It’s hard to open a book between semesters, especially in law school. You’ve just come off a few months of intensive readings, and now you have all the time in the world and a backlog of recommended TV series to binge. The goal is to find an even more binge-worthy
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The proposed Ryerson University Law School came one step closer to becoming a reality last month when it received preliminary approval from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The suggestion of an eighth law school being launched in Ontario has generated a wealth of discussion within the legal community.
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A couple of weeks ago, in a stress-induced state over my first-ever set of law school exams, I reached out to our little law school community – in particular, those in second and third year – for some of their time-tested wisdom. I was hoping for two or three comments
People attend a memorial service for Charleston Hartfield, a Las Vegas police officer who was killed on October 1, 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a county music festival, in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 5, 2017.
The Las Vegas gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history also had scouted possible locations in Chicago and Boston, US media reported.  / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

On November 5th, only a month after the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place is Las Vegas, the United States was shaken by yet another senseless act of terror. This most recent attack occurred in a church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Three of the
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Have you ever watched a movie or television show that lived by its casting? A production that once you’d finished watching it, there was no way any other actor or actress could have nailed the role like that one particular person did? Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter, Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn, and
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Bill 62 is formally titled An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies. It is a nice name for a not-so nice law and the culmination of something Quebec has been trying
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  Step 1: Stop worrying so much! Everything will be fine! Step 2: Do not update your software, especially if you have a Mac because updates sometimes mess with ExamSoft, so just avoid it to be safe. Step 3: Spread your time evenly! Don’t get stuck on one area or
Motivation

If I threw 1000 coins in the air, what are the odds that out of all 1000, exactly 500 would land heads and 500 tails? You’d be smart to bet against that happening of course. Technically there is a statistical probability ( 2.5%), but it’s small enough to assume it
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The pun in this headline is lazy. It’s lazy because I made the same joke in September when it was 1L of a hot day to read indoors. Homecoming was 1L of a party. I was 1L of a lot more creative in September. November is not as much fun
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Like any responsible Netflix viewer, I watched Stranger Things 2 in two days and thoroughly enjoyed all of it. I found it in many ways an improvement over the first season and I felt like there wasn’t a single weak episode. It was only when I talked with friends and
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On November 20, 2017, Queen’s Women in the Law Club and the Principal’s Forum hosted “A fireside chat” with Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. Chief Justice McLachlin is well known as the first female, and longest serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The discussion with McLachlin CJC covered
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On October 25 2017, Professor Bruce Pardy of Queens University lead a discussion regarding the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision (and Ontario Court of Appeals’ affirmation) not to recognize Trinity Western University’s (TWU) law program, and thus not allow their students to practice law in Ontario.  The LSUC rejected
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On June 21, 2017 the Senate tabled Bill S-3, the bill that would eliminate sex-discrimination from the Indian Act. In 2015, the Descheneaux[1] decision ruled that provisions in the Indian Act discriminated on the basis of sex contrary to s. 15 of the Charter. The judge gave the government of
San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid (35) and Colin Kaepernick (7) take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. The Niners won 28-0. (Daniel Gluskoter/AP Images for Panini) ORG XMIT: DGCA101

In August of 2016, a gesture that billions and billions of people perform daily began to make national and international news. Make no mistake, it was not the gesture itself that was labelled problematic or ‘anti-American’, but its timing and placement. When everyone else was standing for the American national
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Back for part 2 of the Summer Hip-Hop Trifecta from BROCKHAMPTON, Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples. In part 1 I reviewed Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory and here I’m going to review Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. For album reviews, I like to start with some general/overarching points and
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On October 19, 2015, the Liberal Party of Canada, who had been out of power for nine years, won an impressive election night victory, gaining 148 seats and coasting to a majority government.  The party had been in shambles since the sponsorship scandal of the early 00s dismantled Paul Martin’s
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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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If you’ve ever driven past Kingston on the 401, or know someone who knows someone that knew someone that visited Kingston, you have no doubt heard that Kingston has the most restaurant’s per capita in Canada. While I can’t verify the validity of that claim to foodie fame, I can
Photo by Alyssa LeBlanc, Juris Diction

Am I ever going to understand torts? Is the air conditioning ever going to work? What is consideration? Is the line at the coffee shop always so long? What is the rule of law? Why is the floor so sticky here? The seemingly mundane questions mix in with the substantive
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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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Kendrick Lamar is in a category of his own and DAMN. is definitely the big summer hip-hop album of 2017. I don’t have anything to add that hasn’t already been said which is why I want to write about what I consider to be the break-out summer hip-hop albums from
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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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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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As many law-students know, self-representation is one of the most prevalent symptoms of an underfunded justice system. Many who find themselves too poor to afford basic necessities are still considered “not poor enough” to qualify for public assistance.  Without representation, these people struggle to assert their Charter rights against seasoned