Same Song, Different Tune

CITLALLY MACIEL <Staff Writer> According to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the goal of articling is “to provide law school graduates with orientation to the “real world” of the legal profession, assist them to understand the role of lawyers in representing clients and as officers of the court, provide guidance on the ethical responsibilities …

Bike Lanes

CHRISTOPHER FLEURY <Staff Writer> I was very excited to see Andrew Cyr’s article “Staying Active at Osgoode” in the Obiter’s last issue.  Although I enjoyed all of the suggestions for keeping fit, as someone who cycles to campus every day, it was refreshing to hear another advocate of dropping the metro-pass in favor of a …

I Hate Chain Letters

ELSIE BORDEN <Contributor> I cannot express in words how much I hate chain letters. Even during the halcyon days of the internet, when gopher was a legitimate protocol and Pine was the email client of choice, there loomed the plague of the chain letter: an abomination born of pipe dreams, superstition and ignorance. By preying …

Taking a Bite out of Your Budget

CASS DA RE <Features Editor> Have you been to Buca lately? What about Splendido, Scaramouche, Sotto Sotto, Scarpetta or Mistura? What do you mean you haven’t been to the most expensive Italian restaurants in Toronto lately? The “price of textbooks” and “tuition” you say? To that I say: I couldn’t agree more.

It Gets “Better”

DANIEL STYLER <Contributor> Yunel Escobar, the talented but underperforming shortstop for the last-place Toronto Blue Jays, has been suspended by the team for three games for having the Spanish words “tu eres maricon” written in his eye black. These words, translated to English, mean the following: “you are a faggot.” A few weeks earlier, Scott …

Our Favourite Profs Comment on the Constitutional Issues behind Dr. Tourloukis vs. The Anti-Bullying Act

NADIA GUO <News Editor> Following the passage of Bill 13 in the Ontario legislature, which effectively became The Accepting Schools Act (or better known as the anti-bullying act), Steve Tourloukis, a dentist and father of two, raised concerns about his children being “indoctrinated” about issues like same-sex marriage in ways contrary to his faith.

No More Docking, No More Peeking

CITLALLY MACIEL <Contributor> What do a paparazzo and a gas station have in common? Well, if you have been attentive to the news lately, you may know that these refer to two events. Although seemingly different, they have brought about a series of legal questions and discussions back to the table. One is the issue …

What If Your Grandmother Is Also Your Mother?

JIHEE (MARIE) PARK <Contributor> Swedish researchers and doctors have successfully carried out human uterus transplants from mother to daughter. This will no doubt be cause of much talk in ethics that will force us to re-examine the acceptable limits of medical science and its technological applications. Swedish doctors and researchers are boasting about their recent …