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Jodi Ettenberg, BCL/LLB’02, (leftmost on photograph) left a flourishing career at a firm in New York City in 2008 to travel the world. What was initially intended to be a year-long journey has turned into a much bigger undertaking. She writes about the influence of her legal background on her experiences.
What does one do with a law degree these days? The Faculty’s Career Development Office takes the question in its broadest sense and offers up a multitude of possibilities, addressing how the economic climate and changing legal landscape affect the search for a job. (Our cover article for this month)
Drawing on his education and experiences at McGill, John Haffner, BCL/LLB ’06, currently a renewable energy executive based in Asia, argues that American law schools could benefit from “more expansive and globally enriched curricula.” (Originally published February 8, 2011, in The Huffington Post.)
In response to the increasing demand for specialized courses in international arbitration, an International Academy for Arbitration Law will be launched in Paris in July 2011.
University residences are a good place to start when looking for summer housing. On the right-hand side of the screen, you'll find two attachments. One is for the University of Ottawa residences and the other is for the University of Toronto residences. Students should also consult the NALP 2011 Apartment Exchange. Visit www.nalp.org and follow the link to the Apartment Exchange.
If you completed a Kaplan or Princeton Review course in preparation for the LSAT and benefited from the experience, there are similar courses to help you prepare for the Ontario Bar Exam. CanBarPrep (www.canbarprep.com) is an example.
Have a question about the Federal Public Service Commission of Canada. Stop by the CaPS office on Tuesdays from 1-2 and speak with your Student Ambassador on Campus to get your questions answered.
Season's Greetings - Please note that our office will be closed from December 23rd to January 2nd inclusive. Joyeuses Fêtes - Veuillez noter que notre bureau sera fermé du 23 décembre au 2 janvier inclusivement.
A criminal law shadowing program provide opportunities for Law students to catch a glimpse of the humanity and the reality of the legal process. Students follow prosecutors or legal aid lawyers throughout the day, and get a feel for the work, from procedures to salary, work hours and more. Article by Victoria Leenders-Cheng.