About Law Is Cool

Law Is Cool is a new blog and podcast addressing issues related to law school and the legal field with a Canadian focus.

Law Is Cool is intended to be an exciting and engaging resource. This require your participation to make it happen. If you are a first year law student in Canada, feel free to contact us about joining the team.

We welcome your suggestions and comments.

Note: This site is student-run and always a work in-progress. If you are an advanced law student or practitioner and see what you consider to be a point in error or misunderstanding, please help us by contacting admin[at]lawiscool[dot]com.

If you are a blogger or web surfer that wandered over, please keep in mind that this is not your traditional blog. It is intended to be an academic site; a constant work-in-progress. We do use the “edit” button quite liberally and with good conscience in order to enhance the content.


7 Comments on "About Law Is Cool"

  1. I add you to our blogroll.

  2. Omar Ha-Redeye | July 20, 2007 at 10:19 pm |

    Thanks Moin!
    As I’m sure you have seen, our latest entry actually features your work.

    It’s a fascinating study and everyone I know at Queen’s Park was talking about it at a party last night.

    Hopefully this provides the political impetus for judicial reform.

  3. Moin Yahya | July 21, 2007 at 1:40 am |

    Thanks – please remind me when school starts to post a link to your website so the new and returning students can see it.

  4. Jane Dykxon | January 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |

    May I suggest that your group start questioning one or two things in Canada’s legal system rather than aquiescing lock step with whatever happens to be in vogue today. Your unquestioning commitment to the quasi-judicial Human Rights Commissions shows a lack of thought on your part. Think for a moment about how the Commissions operate. In every case the Human Rights Commissions receive the complaint, they investigate the complaint, they judge the complaint and they mete out the punishment. If the Canada’s real legal system operated under these terms we would, rightly, consider the system no better than the system of intimidation and intrigue leading to the show trials in old Mother Russia. Yet that is how the Human Rights Commissions operate.

    Is a person judged by a jury of his peers? Or even by an independent judge? No judgements are made by a member of the Human Rights Commission. Who are the members of the Human Rights Commissions? Why members of “aggrieved groups”. In other words the very people laying the charges, investigating them etc. etc.

    Fair? Of course not. But then in Canada we obviously care more about political correctness and ensuring uniformity of thought than we do about real justice and fairness for everyone.

  5. Hi Jane,
    Even though you posted an unrelated querry on our About Page, we actually chose to approve it as an example of the type of intelligent discourse that _should_ have occured on this site. It did not, and we can therefore not allow comments on that subject at this time.
    Be assured, there is little that law students provide unquestioning commitment to.
    We may very well likely elect to open dialogue on the general issue of Tribunals in the future, but for now the decision stands.

  6. I just wanted to let you guys know that you are doing an excellent job with this site.

    I know you have at times come under a lot of criticism for some of the controversial topics you present. But you have done so in a tasteful and intelligent manner that the sophisticated reader can definitely appreciate.

    You really do deserve that CLawBie award!

  7. I think your site is very informative, thank you. However, there seems to be a lack of information about mental health law.

    LawIsCool: Thank you for your comments. We have a piece we are considering posting in the immediate future.

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