Wine and Cheese

Some people have asked me what I like most about law school. My favourite part is the free lunches. About 3-4 times a week there is a free lunch offered by a law firm, society, or club. Sushi lunch is the trend recently and luckily pizza lunches are on the decline. These free lunches overall make for a great time to socialize and well, eat for free.

I'm going to the annual Wine and Cheese in downtown Vancouver tonight. It's a get-together hosted by the big law firms. Although I have no particular interest in working in BigLaw, this should prove to be a good experience in networking and the consuming of wines and cheeses.


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is a superstar - a superstar professor and litigator. He's my Crim law prof. Jackson's pushing for prison condition reforms in Canada, and has successfully represented many "dangerous" prisoners: the "balcony rapist" from Toronto, for example, who served 20 years in prison. Interestingly for us, these people - who were just released from prison - are coming to speak to our class in the next couple of weeks. We'll have their cases read before class, to know what to ask them.

Michael Jackson's publications can be found on his website: http://www.justicebehindthewalls.net/


Orientation, classes, and free law firm paraphernalia

First day was quite overwhelming, both in the sheer amount of information poured on us and in the mound of physical objects we're supposed to take home. Information came in the form of speeches, mini-lectures, and advice from upper-year students, and of course, the 20 lb. box of case papers for our courses. The physical objects I mentioned were useful and thoughtful gifts from various law firms - though somewhat redundant (we got about four water bottles or mugs) - but I guess they couldn't really coordinate their donations.