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 …

Stop Running to the Media

The Growing Trend of the NBA Community to Vent Publicly   In the last week, the NBA has witnessed what appears to be a growing trend among its teams and players. The media has become the forum for players, coaches, teammates, and organizations to call each other out. Whether through real time interviews, tweets, or …

Rogue Scientists Speak Out

The Science Community’s Movement Against Trump   During President Trump’s first week in office, his administration has already started affecting the United States’ stance on climate change, including an examination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which information will remain on their website. As part of the examination, EPA employees have also been …

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. …

Small Claims Court Judges to Receive Training On Illegal Interest Rates

Desperate borrowers were paying 59.99% interest to local lender, but actuaries found the “true” interest rate in high risk lending can often be much higher   After a Toronto Star investigation last October into a series of judgements against people in debt to private lenders, it was announced today that judges of the Small Claims Courts of Ontario will receive …

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 …

Using Culture to Get Your Foot Through the (Firm) Doors

A Message from the Canadian-Italian Association of Osgoode (CIAO) by Rocco Scocco and Alessandro Perri   Networking. Some people may love it, others may not. But whether you’re an energetic social butterfly or an introverted genius, building relationships within the legal profession can be just as essential as spending hours pouring over those course summaries …