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Lecture 23

LAWS 1000 Lecture 23: DETAILED LEC NOTES - CARLETON UNI - JANE DICKSON
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Lecture 23 Legal Studies LAWS 1000C LAWYERS,ADVOCATES,AND LEGAL PRACTICE Required Readings: I. Course Reader, 22(a), (c), (d). II. Kennedy, Legal Education as Training for Hierarchy III. Smith, Who isAfraid of the Big, Bad Social Constructionists IV. Law Society of Upper Canada, The Retention of Women in Private Practice Working Group Report Executive Summary REVIEW: JUDGES Judges appointed under the authority established in ss.96101 ConstitutionAct, 1867 No elected judges in Canada! 11 processes of appointment: 10 provincial processes plus one federal process Qualifications and the appointment process RE COSGROVE two part test for removal: 1. whether or not the judge was incapacitated or disabled from the execution of the office of judge consistent with subsection.65(2) of the JudgesAct and, if so, 2. is a recommendation for removal warranted given the effect of the Justices apology; the effect of the views expressed by the independent counsel regarding removal; the effects of taking into consideration the judgesentire judicial career, character and abilities? TODAY: LAWYERS,ADVOCATES LEGAL PRACTICE LEGAL EDUCATION IN CANADA Trends in law school admissions lawyers Historically one learned the law as an apprentice 195060s: universitybased model ascends Articling apprenticeship component preserved GETTING INTOAND OUT OF LAW SCHOOL Grade PointAverage Law SchoolAdmissions Test what is it, and what does it predict? Standardized tests as predictors of success What matters more? Success in school or success in career? Racial and ethnic biases in the LSAT LEGAL EDUCATION IN CANADA
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