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Competitions for those who know the Law Jun. 1st, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
The International Contest of Young Lawyers “Precedent” is an on-line activity for students and young professionals. It's a bilingual contest where you can send the work in English or Russian.
It’s main goal is to give young lawyers and students a place to share opinions and try their skills. At the same time practicing lawyers and the one who is just interested in jurisprudence may participate.
There are two spheres where the participant may choose a case to resolve - intellectual property and private international law. Here’s the list of cases.
You can vote for the works and comment! Here are the approved solutions.
The Contest is held till 21 of June 2010. You can send a work up to June 15.

Prizes for the winners are granted!
Participate and tell your friends and classmates!

Doing It For The Cause Sep. 2nd, 2006 @ 01:37 pm
    Hey Osgoodites. I'm a proverbial newbie first-year who just found this (seemingly dead?) community today. While it's logical that there wouldn't be a whole lot of traffic just yet given the timing, I figured staying quiet wouldn't accomplish much!

    To pose a question, I'm assuming (first-year, at least) books don't really need to be bought before we go to classes for the first time? That was pretty much my philosophy for all my undergrad and it never lead me wrong. Anyway, I'll see any/all at Orientation on Tuesday. I'll be a big white guy with a beard. I'm pretty sure there's not too many of those? We'll see.
Current Location: Assiniboine
Current Mood: contemplativeanticipatory
Current Music: The Jick Show - Radio KoL

Used Ones? Feb. 12th, 2006 @ 08:46 pm
If any of you have done so: where can you buy used copies of LSAT prep tests? Any recommended stores to buy USED preptests from? I am specifically referring to the Official LSAT PrepTests, but USED ones. The new ones are very expensive :(

Update from the 13th Annual CILSC Feb. 4th, 2006 @ 12:04 pm
Hey kids,

It's been suggested that I do some live blogging from the 2006 CILSC, taking place today at the Osgoode Professional Developement Centre at Yonge and Dundas.

This morning we had breakfast (and free coffee...we are, after all, law students) while listening to the morning keynote speaker, Tom Quiggan. He is a security and defense consultant and a specialist on Al Qaeda and the Global Jihadi movement. It was a very interesting and engaging talk, and Mr. Quiggan offered some concrete domestic solutions (or, at least, steps in the right direction) which is a nice change from the generally highly abstract world of international law and politics in academia.

From 10-11:45 there were two panels: one on the enforcement of international trade treaties, and another (the one I attended) on the protection of Indiginous intellectual property rights. I found the panel fascinating. It dealt mostly with the essential disconnect between Western ideas of "property" and IP in particular, even with the concept of knowledge itself as a commodity, and the quite different Aboriginal perspective of knowledge as a process which confers more responsibilities than rights. One of the speakers, Peter Cole, told us that Aboriginals are underrepresented in the staff at York by a factor of 16, and furthermore that the overwhelming balance (98%, I believe) of funding for Aboriginal Issues and Aboriginal studies goes to white/non-Aboriginal academics, scientists, linguists et cetera.

Is this a concern? Well, obviously. And the statistics he cited are shocking. Nevertheless, I found myself thinking (as I have in the past) of the paradox between on the one hand encouraging and facilitating the participation in and direction of Aboriginal studies by Aboriginals themselves on the one hand, and on the other hand the risk of ghetto-izing the field. As a non-Aboriginal, should I avoid becoming an expert in Aboriginal studies or issues because it is an encroachment on the self-determination of Aboriginals themselves? And how far do these divisions go...Can an Inuit study Metis issues? Can a person raised in Toronto, with Aboriginal heritage, fairly study or ever claim to be an expert or specialists in the lives of Aboriginals raised on reserves?

A constant tension exists between preventing exclusionism and nurturing understanding, empathy, and an extent of integration, without allowing it to devolve into commodification and assimilation.

Jan. 10th, 2006 @ 07:22 pm
Can anyone reccomend any ONLINE LSAT prep courses?

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» hrmm, which book is best?
I want to self-study for the LSAT, but was wondering what exercise book is considered most user-friendly and effective? Any specific book any current Osgoode students recommend from their past experience in prepping for their LSAT?

» Strike News

Excalibur article from Wednesday

From CUPE 3903's site

YorkU's negotiations updates

» (No Subject)
Soooooo...are you guys being buried alive in books, or just having way too much fun to share it with the rest of us?

I'm heading to Oz next year, and some rumors/stories/random comments/in depth analysis of life in law school would be, well, very good.

Anyway, just thought I'd post to say hi!
» For the firstyear students...
So, impressions/comments/questions after day 1?
» Informal Meet-Up
At http://www.lawstudents.ca, there has been some discussion of an informal meet-up for osgoode students. This would happen on a weekday, sometime in the next three weeks. No solid plans have been made at the moment, but it is being discussed here:


I am hoping some upper year students will come out to scare the crap out of us kids entering first year.
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