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  1. TWU - The Big Show

    I mean Marlys Edwardh is representing OUTlaws, I'm pretty sure she knows how to make a good case for an intervenor. I doubt it'd be of questionable quality.
  2. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    I submitted 11 applications and received/accepted 8 interviews.
  3. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    Didn't know Alan Gold was hiring. What was the procedure to apply?
  4. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    ITC from Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein.
  5. I'm the OP, and my question was simply for information. My interest in criminal law is based on my passion for the field and I've never suggested that I'm not considering a range of firms or options. The firm category I referenced did not make their salary information publicly available, that is why I asked the question. Nothing wrong with wanting to know the salaries offered at places where you apply to work.
  6. Does anyone know what the articling and/or associate salaries are at places like Addario, Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein, and similar firms?
  7. Awards

    Any idea what the Dean's List cutoff was?
  8. Does anyone know if awards have been announced yet? Thx.
  9. So You Want To Be A Crown (criminal)

    Summering at CLO - Criminal with a high B+ in 1L and course prize in Crim Law (I mention b/c it was brought up in interviews). Received offers from two trial Crown offices and DOJ.
  10. TWU - The Big Show

    It's true that TWU's belief that sexual intimacy is only permissible in a heterosexual marriage underpins the offending provision of the Covenant. But IMO the Law Societies are not concerned with the belief in a vacuum, but rather the codification of that belief into a discriminatory practice: if you have gay sex, you are subject to sanction, up to and including expulsion. And the requirement of all students to sign the Covenant that they will abstain from gay sex. Effectively, then, LGB persons are barred from TWU. If TWU as an institution simply had a statement of its beliefs, but did not prohibit LGB students from attendance (e.g. voluntary whether to sign the Covenant), I don't think the Law Societies would have as strong of a case (indeed, questionable whether they would have taken it this far).
  11. TWU - The Big Show

    Whatcott at para. 123 I think gets to the point on this issue: [123] L’Heureux-Dubé J. in Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2001 SCC 31, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 772, in dissent (though not on this point), emphasized this linkage, at para. 69: I am dismayed that at various points in the history of this case the argument has been made that one can separate condemnation of the “sexual sin” of “homosexual behaviour” from intolerance of those with homosexual or bisexual orientations. This position alleges that one can love the sinner, but condemn the sin. . . . The status/conduct or identity/practice distinction for homosexuals and bisexuals should be soundly rejected, as per Madam Justice Rowles: “Human rights law states that certain practices cannot be separated from identity, such that condemnation of the practice is a condemnation of the person” (para. 228). She added that “the kind of tolerance that is required [by equality] is not so impoverished as to include a general acceptance of all people but condemnation of the traits of certain people” (para. 230). This is not to suggest that engaging in homosexual behaviour automatically defines a person as homosexual or bisexual, but rather is meant to challenge the idea that it is possible to condemn a practice so central to the identity of a protected and vulnerable minority without thereby discriminating against its members and affronting their human dignity and personhood.
  12. "8. Internationally trained candidates will continue to be eligible for abridgment policies related to prior practice experience to a maximum of three months. To ensure they receive some experiential training in the Canadian context to enhance their competence, the exemption from the experiential learning requirement for those international candidates with a minimum of 10 months of common law experience will be discontinued." From: http://lsuc.on.ca/uploadedFiles/For_the_Public/About_the_Law_Society/Convocation_Decisions/2016/convocation-april-2016-pdc.pdf
  13. Clerkships 2017

    Have the calls for the ONCA ever gone out over two days?
  14. Clerkships 2017

    Any word from the ONCA?
  15. 1. You should always apply to place where you want to work. "Leaving a bad impression" is not a thing. 2. You should pursue all of those possibilities. Also think about events you could attend to meet with lawyers in areas of law that you are interested in. 3. The vast majority of 1L students do not have summer jobs. Nearly all of them become lawyers.