Contributed by David Wright University of Calgary Faculty of Law Professor, David Wright has been kind enough to share the Lyrics and Chords to his famed Parody song “As Long As You’re Reason-y”, sung to the tune of “As Long As You Love Me” by the Backstreet Boys. Impress all of your friends and family with a fun, law of negligence-themed song to the tune of a beloved 90s hit! Got a song parody that you want to share? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Contribution by Tiana Knight Law students are taught throughout their three years that law is a very one-dimensional path. For example, attend law school, join a big law firm, work to make partner at that law firm. There is limited emphasis on the myriad of different opportunities open to law students, along with how different each lawyer’s career can be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with deciding to work at a big law firm and following the path set out above – for
By Randann Sargent Criminal defence lawyers are morally justified and, ideally, obligated to defend a person accused of a crime, irrespective of what that crime is. The more heinous the activity, the stronger the moral justification and obligation. Such a statement likely elicits an understandably strong reaction from the average person and contributes to a poor perception of lawyers in the criminal justice system. After all, seeing a person who is accused of an abhorrent act
Hi! I am Shakira Yazdani, a 1L student in the UCalgary Faculty of Law. I am from Afghanistan and recently joined the University of Calgary. You might have heard myths about the most difficult and stressful field to pursue, Medicine is certainly one of them, and indisputably, so is Law. Law school is known to be the end of peaceful nights of sleep for students around the world; and Canadian law school is no exception. However, hardship makes the man, and the struggle of law sc
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Guest Contribution by Pfeiffer Exner, Cat Lawyer Before my human applied to UCalgary Law, she did some work and had some meetings in Murray Fraser Hall in the summer of 2018. After one of her meetings, she took the opportunity to explore the building. As she surveyed the walls filled with pictures of graduates from previous years, she noticed that a dog's picture was included as a 2017 UCalgary Law graduate: that dog was Cashmere, Tiana Knight’s guide dog. My mom thought it w
A Brief Review of Legal Response to Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images in Alberta By Athina Pantazopoulos As our private lives become more and more public, Canadian law is faced with new challenges of responding to privacy violations in a modern world. The vast and largely ungoverned online world provides ample opportunity for wrongdoing and jurisdictions around the world are faced with the prospect of responding to online misconduct. One area which is seeing rece
By Glenn McAleer I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ryan Clements, Assistant Professor and Chair in Business Law and Regulation at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. We discussed his paper, “Emerging Canadian Crypto-Asset Jurisdictional Uncertainties and Regulatory Gaps”. Dr. Clements also shared a brief history of crypto regulation in Canada, his goals as a scholar, and information on the Indexed Finance case currently in the Ontario Superior Court. How are de
By Duncan Pardoe It has been a pleasure drafting this article series over the past few issues of the Moot Times. Unfortunately, this article will be my last as my classmates and I have concluded our final year. In the spirit of the impending summer and many great journeys ahead, I have compiled three recipes designed to capture travel plans and future career trajectories. Whether it is a trip to the tropics, a move to a new city (or country), or the pursuit of a long awaited
By Heidi J. T. Exner Wow! Despite a global pandemic, looming threats of WWIII, and almost pivoting off the hinge from online to in-person, to online, and back to in-person learning, we managed to make it to the other side in one piece, UCalgary Law! Big congratulations to my peers who are graduating this year. Our cohort survived the most ZoomU of all, and I like to think we are stronger for it. I also think the class of ’22 might be the most relieved to be done, though I und
Pfeiffer Exner is a world-renowned Cat Lawyer. As she explains to us, the Cat legal system is quite different from our human legal system, and she obtained her credentials simply by declaring them and swearing a very serious Cat Lawyer oath. She helps a broad base of Cat clients in their food stealing, glass-tipping, and plant related defences, and she also represents her clients in their employment matters. She tells us that Cats around the world are underpaid for all their
We are excited to publish Tiana Knight’s guest contribution about her experience as a law student navigating the legal world “blind” (literally!). Her recounting of how she has found her own unique path to practising law is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Tiana is a University of Calgary Faculty of Law 2017 JD graduate, which she earned with the help of her support dog Cashmere (who is also pictured on the wall as a Class of 2017 graduate). After her Alberta Bar Call, Tiana c