Poets’ Corner

By: Weldon Times Contributor

It’s a grey day By Anonymous   It is a grey day I should be working, There’s a research paper I need to start And finish. The brown leafs on the front yard Move like waves; I should do some raking or The neighbors will get angry. I can’t understand why they would care But … Continued

Wrongful Convictions: A Cause for Concern

By: Andrew Jamieson

Wrongful convictions happen. For those who understand the burden of proof the Crown must discharge in order to convict an accused, wrongful convictions seem almost impossible. Yet, for some incarcerated persons, this is a devastating reality. Since 1993, Innocence Canada has helped exonerate 21 people, who in total spent 190 collective years in prison.   … Continued

Out of Province Students Excluded from 2018 Convocation

By: Melia Moorhouse

Dalhousie’s law school advertises itself as a “national” law school. It indeed has achieved that goal by attracting a student population that is well over half from outside the Maritime Provinces. A sizeable portion of this year’s graduating class comes all the way from the West Coast and the Province of British Columbia. Unfortunately for … Continued

Smith Shield Advocacy: Reflections from the other side

By: Ian Wilenius, Melia Moorhouse

Q: Why did you want to do the Smith Shield?  Ian: Practicing advocacy is a big reason why I came to law school. I’ve always loved the feeling of performance, and advocating is similar to playing a character. The art of persuasion is such a powerful thing and such a big part of being a … Continued

Mindhunter Review

By: Sam Clark

Mindhunter is a period piece that explores the first attempts by the FBI to understand why serial killers kill.   Set in 1977, it stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford and Holt McCallny as Bill Tench.  Joining them is Hanna Gross as Holden’s girlfriend, Anna Torv, Wendy Carr as a psychology professor who works with Ford … Continued

Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic: A student’s perspective

By: Nathaniel Ng-Cornish

My name is Nathaniel. I am a third-year law student and I just spent the summer semester at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (“DLAS” or “the Clinic”). In this piece I discuss (i) a brief description of DLAS, (ii) a short summary of my work there, and (iii) some thoughts I’ve had about that work. As … Continued