Ways of Learning

When I got pregnant the first time around, I was inundated with information. Mostly it was information intended to provide “expert help” on how to cope and how to incubate and raise the perfect human. I worked in a culturally diverse environment, but there was a lot of talk about expert advice. I followed the …

Between a 1L Summer Job and a Hard Place

Why Osgoode Should Change Summer Clinical Employment Acceptance Deadlines   It goes without saying that the 1L recruit process is incredibly competitive and stressful for applicants. While most of the issues students have with the process are due to the low availability of interview offers and even fewer employment offers, there’s one frustrating situation that …

Gamefication

1.     Introduction One of the main contributions that technology can make to law is providing innovative ways of promoting access to justice. In this article, I will analyze one particular kind of technological solution to this problem: gamification of educative software.   First, access to justice will be defined as a broad concept, including the …

Eva Marszewski

A Trail-Blazer in Alternatives to Conventional Lawyering   We are surrounded by messages in law school about preparing for our future careers in law firms or government offices. Have you ever wondered if there is another possible path to take with your law degree? If so, you are not alone. Alternative Careers Week is happening …

People Who Got Cs and Lived to Tell the Tale

Compiled by Ian Mason   When you received your acceptance to law school, you were elated. The positive energy continued right through O-Week, when you met your new friends and colleagues, and began the path to becoming a lawyer. Your first semester was a grind, but you made it. Then grades came out, and maybe …

Insane Drinks for an Insane 2017

“I Dare You to Drink That”   After the inauguration of a President, who basically looked at 1984 and said “challenge accepted,” I figure it’s time for some relatively comedic filler material. Things are only going to get weirder, and we’re going to need to adapt to a changing world, lest we get left behind. …

The Distance between Law and Justice

Lessons from a Student at Parkdale Community Legal Services   Amidst the student selection process for clinical and intensive programs at Osgoode last week, many of you have asked me about the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS). Being at Parkdale has been the best part of my law school experience. I …

Three Tech Trends Law Students Need to Know

From autonomous vehicles to blockchain currency, technological development is not only changing workplaces but even industries. How fast will technology have a significant impact on the legal industry remains a very open question. These are the top three trends all law students should be aware of.   Artificial Intelligence On a very basic level, artificial …

Don’t Despair

or, Rome wasn’t built in a day   The first rush of excitement has passed, the people who complimented you on wearing it so well have gone back to their daily lives. You’re ten weeks in and you don’t remember whether you’ve showered this week, when the last time was you had a decent meal …

Horror Stories 2

In the spirit of going with what works, I’ve decided to write a second edition of “horror stories of men without shame.” While I had planned on writing this follow-up in March (when an increased workload made tricking – er, “convincing” – others to write most of my article for me more appealing), the upcoming …