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Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 12:07 PM

Cannabis decision proves much depends on how you ask questions Police light

Every criminal defence counsel can remember instances at trial where he or she didn’t get the answer expected simply because the lawyer had not asked the right question. It can also happen to police officers, as the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decided in the case of R. v. Santos 2022 SKCA 50 that was handed down on April 19. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 11:44 AM

Back to law school 2022: God save the Queen? | Heidi J.T. Exner Back to school

On May 27 of this year, the Sex Pistols released a new music video for their song “God Save the Queen,” to celebrate this year’s Platinum Jubilee. The revamp combines 1977 footage from original-release performances with, according to one report, “exclusive footage of some of the earliest, most important and influential women fans of the band including Vivienne, Jordan, Debbie and Tracey, Catwoman, Helen of Troy,” and others. If you are like me, your feminist and punk rock heart would have been overjoyed when this new release dropped. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

Back to law school 2022: Food for thought | Darryl Singer Law students sitting at desks

For law students, and for all students across Canada, this week marks the return to school. For many, this will be the first full in-person year since 2019. For others, it marks the first year of law school, which although a continuation of schooling after four years of post-secondary, is nonetheless a whole new experience. But more on that in a moment. ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 2:33 PM

Back to law school 2022: Getting clients to pamper you | Marcel Strigberger Back to school

Clients. If you have a practice, they’re helpful. However, how does one land them? ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 11:38 AM

Back to law school 2022: What did you do on your summer vacation? Back to law school

The school is back in a couple of weeks for all students from JK to JD. Before diving into the first weeks of readings and assignments, it is worth reviewing the summer. After all, school does not start unless one writes a “What I did last summer” essay. ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

Back to law school 2022: Law students’ financial burden | Monica Santos and Cayley Kavanagh Law students in class

As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, the Law Students’ Society of Ontario (LSSO) is building a strategy to address the known and anticipated challenges that law students will face. ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 9:32 AM

Ride sharing with autonomous vehicles: Reshaping North America | Brian Baetz and Zhen Gao

As the 1950s rolled out, North America became obsessed with the private automobile. Garages and driveways defined the suburban landscape, congested arterial roads and highways spawned traffic reports on local news, and parking lots surrounding workplaces and shopping centres became part of our collective experience. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:41 PM

Back to law school 2022: Should law schools teach coding? Back to school

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the youngest law school in Canada, has the ambition to “set a new precedent” in legal education. An unorthodox instance is the compulsory coding and technology courses in its curriculum. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

Lessons from Selling Sunset, part two: Workplace gossip Sunset keys

It’s time for the second instalment in our three-part series on employment law lessons learned from watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset. As always, there are spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 9:54 AM

Ontario HIV appeal decision: Battle lost, battle won HIV tag

In the opening act of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the second of the three witches said that they will meet again, “When the battle’s lost and won.” The paradox contained in the line can be troublesome for readers. A similar paradox is probably just as troublesome for readers of the recently decided appeal R. v. Murphy [2022] O.J. No. 3791. It was also a case that was lost and won. ... [read more]