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Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 3:01 PM

Back to law school 2022: What law school misses | George Clements BTLS

From the moment we walk into our first law school class, students are advised to put their heads down and memorize hundreds of pages of case law. It can feel as though our ability to memorize and regurgitate case law on an exam will determine our futures. Students are not taught more nuanced skills critical to law practice in 2022, such as empathy, time management, business development and practice management. ... [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 @ 3:12 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. appellate court allows security for costs appeal as chambers judge ‘erred in principle’

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has allowed an appeal in part in a dispute between a general contractor and a property developer, noting that the chambers judge “erred in principle in refusing to order security for costs” because of the property developer’s “financial strength.” ... [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]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 5:57 AM

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Assignment of tenancy - Landlord’s right to refuse consent

Appeal by the plaintiff Tabriz Persian Cuisine Inc. from the decision that it had not shown that the respondent landlord acted unreasonably. The appellant owned a Persian restaurant in premises leased from the respondent landlord. In 2018, the appellant decided to sell its business. Doing so required the landlord to consent to the assignment of its lease with the appellant. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 01, 2022 @ 5:11 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Mortgagee not entitled to ‘accelerated interest’ on mortgaged properties under receivership: court

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a lower court decision in finding that a mortgagee cannot recover the “accelerated interest,” or unearned future interest, on mortgages it held in addition to the principal amount owing on the mortgages to the date of sale of properties. ... [read more]