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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. National Magazine 2. Law School Life & Beyond 3. Off the Shelf 4. Condo Adviser 5. The Treasurer’s Blog

National Magazine
A high expectation of privacy

The Supreme Court of Canada to revisit the right to be protected from police searches at home. When police entered Matthew Stairs’ home in 2017, they weren’t looking for drugs. Police in Oakville, Ontario, had received a report of a possible domestic violence incident — a man, later identified as Stairs, was seen assaulting a woman. Three officers were dispatched to check it out. They arrived at Stairs’ property with a plan to ensure the woman’s safety. …

Law School Life & Beyond
Coping with the Competitiveness of Law School

Law school is known for its competitive atmosphere — everyone wonders where they will fall on the curve for assignments, whether they will be at the top of the class rankings, and whether they’re good enough to get a job through On Campus Interviews (OCIs). In my first two months of law school, I have certainly witnessed this competitiveness. I think my school — Windsor Law — is less competitive than other law schools, however the undertone of competitiveness is nevertheless there. …

Off the Shelf
Open Access Week of 2021

Today marks the beginning of the 2021 International Open Access Week. This year’s theme is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”, which intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. International Open Access Week is a time for the wider community to coordinate in taking action to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of research and scholarships. …

Condo Adviser
Has last week’s COVID announcement changed anything for Ontario condos?

Last week, Ontario announced how it plans to safely reopen the province over the next few months. Many readers have since asked us whether this new plan impacted condos. The short answer is that last week’s announcement has very little immediate impact on condos. However, if the plan is followed, condos may have to review some of their protocol in the longer run. But for now, for the most part, not much has changed for condos. …

The Treasurer’s Blog
The haunting of Osgoode Hall

Do you believe in ghosts? With a history dating back nearly 200 years, there are bound to be a few chilling stories coming from the grounds of Osgoode Hall. Read on as we celebrate Halloween at the Law Society by digging deep into the archives of this national historic site to examine the myths and legends of the haunting of Osgoode Hall. …

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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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