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

What I Would Have Told My 1L Self

By: Melia Moorhouse

The first week of law school is an information overload. First, take a step back and breathe. There are lots of social events and lots – I really mean lots – of readings in the first weeks. It is hard to be prepared for law school and it will not be like any other schooling … Continued

Grasping for Decency in 2017

By: Fabian Suárez-Ameya

Like many of you, I visit daily the desolate wasteland we call the Modern Internet. Down south, Donald Trump continues to do his best Joffrey Baratheon impression. In an impressive commitment to political dichotomy, Twitter eggs assure me that I owe Antifa my support, unless, you know, I’m some kind of fascist. Middle-aged, middle-class micro-bloggers … Continued

Brief Intro to Trails Around the HRM

By: Lisandra Naranjo Hernandez

As some of you more outdoorsy folk are new to beautiful Halifax, I’d like to draw your attention to some of the amazing trails we have to offer. Think of them for your next weekend adventure or fun day trips at times when you just have to get away from law school for the sake … Continued