Monthly Archives: October 2011

Philip Guzman, Esq.A Day in the Life of: A Law School Attorney Career Counselor

By PHILIP GUZMAN, ESQ – Try as I might to have what passes as a “normal” and “regulated” day, it simply rarely happens. No two days are the same and that is exactly what I like about the job. The central most important thing that we do in our Career Services Office is to meet directly with our students and map out career strategies and goals, both short and long term. Short term goals start with asking the most basic question of the student — “Why law school?”

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Image Copyright The Intrepid Traveler, 2011The Myths of Bedford v. Canada: Why Decriminalizing Prostitution Won’t Help

By LAURA JOHNSTON – The argument that decriminalizing prostitution will improve conditions for prostituted women sounds appealing on its surface. The first time I heard it I thought it made sense. But when I began volunteering in a rape crisis centre and shelter and met women in prostitution, I realized that decriminalization wouldn’t address the reality of women’s lives. This piece is my analysis from my experiences doing front line work, and in working on the Bedford case.

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Starting Your Legal Research Paper: Choosing A Topic

Although there are many different ways to find a topic for a legal research paper, this blog will highlight a few of them. Sticking To What You Know: If you already know what type of law you want to practice out of law school, choosing to write an article on something in that field is […]

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Image Copyright BriYYZ (Flickr), 2011From a Law School in Florida to an LLM Program in Germany

By KAILA C RANDOLPH – When I first pondered the idea of leaving the U.S. to attend a foreign university program, I cringed at the idea. I knew that I would be leaving everything that I have ever known, to live and study in the unknown. Nonetheless, if I could do it all again, I would make the same choice.

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Image Copyright jonasj (Flickr), 2011Statutory Interpretation: Sometimes It Is Easier Than It Appears.

By JOSHUA D JONES, J.D. – What does it mean to make child pornography? The issue before the court in People v. Hill was whether the act of copying or burning images to the CD-R’s amounted to producing or making “child sexually abusive material”.

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