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JD student recommends mentorship program without a ‘shadow’ of a doubt

(March 23, 2017)

Every winter, dozens of Queen’s Law students take part in the Shadow Program, in which first-year JDs are matched with alumni and shadow them for a day to learn about the legal world in practice. Taylor Burnie, Law’19, was one of those fortunate students this February.

Queen’s first Grand Moot showcases talented law students, OCA justices

(March 15, 2017)

For years, students and faculty have dreamed of an internal mooting competition just for Queen’s students. This year, the Moot Court Committee took action, and the result was Queen’s inaugural Grand Moot. “Holding the event was a snap decision, so we had a short organizational cycle and a limited number of participating teams,” says Professor Joshua Karton, a committee member. “But the quality of the mooting was really impressive!”

Queen’s conference to explore gender-budgeting’s impact on equality

(March 8, 2016)

For the first time in Canadian history, the federal government is using gender-based analysis (GBA) in the national budget. Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s (FLSQ) is convening its International Women’s Day conference to discuss how gender equality issues fit into the broad legal and analytical framework. The conference, “Gender-based Analysis and Gender Budgeting for Equality, Inclusion, Development and Democracy,” will take place on March 10 and 11 on Queen’s campus in Robert Sutherland Hall.

JD student climbs 'Great Wall' of language and legal skills on exchange in China

(March 6, 2016)

Rù xiāng suí sú – “when entering a village, follow its customs.” These are words Monica Wong, Law’17, took to heart during an exciting semester at Fudan University in Shanghai, China’s largest city. One of two Queen’s JD students who studied at Fudan last fall, she comes back to Queen’s this winter with the experience and stories that come from living and learning in a new environment.

Book launch and panel mark former SCC Justice’s visit to Queen’s Law

(March 3, 2017)

Former Supreme Court Justice Marshall E. Rothstein visited Queen’s on February 9, speaking with students and academics on his nearly 10 years on the bench. The day culminated in a panel discussion on his legal insights, to launch the book Judicious Restraint: The Life and Law of Justice Marshall E. Rothstein.

PBSC Queen’s volunteers help low-income clients navigate Family Court

(March 2, 2017)

The rising problem of self-representing clients means that more and more people are struggling through confusing and emotionally charged family court processes on their own. Pro Bono Students Canada Queen’s is helping to demystifying the process for these disadvantaged clients through its Family Law Project. As part of an innovative national project, it sees student volunteers prepare court documents and guide clients through the court process.