Comments for Law is Cool http://lawiscool.com The law school blog and podcast from Canada Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:09:40 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Comment on Change in Immigration law and Komagata Maru Incident by Omar Ha-Redeye http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/02/change-in-immigration-law-and-komagata-maru-inccident-by-deepika-choudhary/comment-page-1/#comment-60470 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:09:40 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3633#comment-60470 You might also be interested in Faisal Bhaba’s The Komagata Maru Remembered.

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Comment on A Balanced Life: Reality or Illusion? by Michael Yen http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/23/a-balanced-life-reality-or-illusion/comment-page-1/#comment-60002 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:56:51 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3782#comment-60002 Indeed. What pulls at us? Different masters, and absolutely many times it feels like “Life is hard, and then you die”.
However, keep your head up, keep working and stride towards the horizon. Being “tired” is only in your head. Like my brother-in-law says when I state how tired I am, (father to 5 kids, compared to my 3)
“Man, you don’t know what tired is.”

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Comment on More on the Boston Marathon Bombings: By George Anthony McLaren by Adam Bustamante http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/02/by-george-anthony-mclaren/comment-page-1/#comment-59329 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:35:23 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3642#comment-59329 I find this to be intriguing because if he had nothing to do with the bombings and only tried to help his friends out, then I think 20 years is a harsh sentence. On the other hand, deleting evidence relating to a terrorist attack does warrant a tough sentence because of how determined the U.S. is in eradicating terrorism. Do you think that is a fair punishment?

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Comment on “I Do” Plead Not Guilty to Fraud Charges by Vicky Medeiros by Adam Bustamante http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/01/i-do-plead-not-guilty-to-fraud-charges-by-vicky-medeiros/comment-page-1/#comment-59327 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:33:15 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3614#comment-59327 Was Fontana forced to leave his job as MP? Do you know how exactly the different methods of payment prove he knowingly underpaid?

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Comment on Jared Remy, Murderer; by: Tamir Salomon by Adam Bustamante http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/01/jared-remy-murderer-by-tamir-salomon/comment-page-1/#comment-59326 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:32:20 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3617#comment-59326 I am glad that the fact that Remy is the son of a famous baseball player did not affect the severity of his punishment. Do you think these procedural changes to domestic cases may be able to prevent the escalation from abuse to murder in the future?

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Comment on Skilled immigrants to be offered ‘express entry’ to Canada in 2015; by: Inna Maister by Paralegal Student http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/01/skilled-immigrants-to-be-offered-express-entry-to-canada-in-2015-by-inna-maister/comment-page-1/#comment-58935 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:11:36 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3619#comment-58935 This seems like a good example of a win-win situation. It is great that a program like this is in place in order to give skilled individuals the chance to come to Canada and make a difference while improving their own living situations. If there are no individuals within Canadian borders to fill certain job positions it is only logical to allow people from elsewhere to do so. This way workers from other countries can give back in ways they can while also getting the benefit of living in such a great country as Canada. — Kate Lucoff

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Comment on 65 Doesn’t Always Mean Retirement by Paralegal Student http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/02/65-doesnt-always-mean-retirement/comment-page-1/#comment-58934 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:58:23 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3628#comment-58934 Quite often retirement is seen as a happy time when one can kick back, hang up their working hat and enjoy their golden years. However it can also seem as a burden or mistreatment especially for those who have spent their lives working on building their company or being an essential part of something which evolved into a successful business. In this case when someone has had such a big role in the firm it would seem unfair to ask them to retire and expect someone else (someone who is younger) to step in and fill those shoes. Although I do think mandatory retirement is a good practice, it really needs to be a case by case situation as not all circumstances and situations are the same and need to be dealt with in a specific way to fit the situation. — Kate Lucoff

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Comment on Not all marriage licences are the same by Paralegal Student http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/02/not-all-marriage-licences-are-the-same/comment-page-1/#comment-58931 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:45:31 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3624#comment-58931 Personally I had no idea that these costs were not the same across all the municipalities. I am sure there are a number of people who simply do not have the knowledge that they can get a licence somewhere cheaper. That being said I think at the end of the day it becomes a matter of convenience. Weddings cost a great deal of money and the price difference is not substantial enough for someone to make the effort in order to make the trip outside of their living location (although there are bargain hunters out there that I am sure would). At the end of the day, sure it would be easier to have a flat fee but it is doubtful that enough people know or care enough to make that change happen at this current time. Great piece of information, thank you Pagan. — Kate Lucoff

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Comment on A Summary of “Criminal lawyers rally around colleague sentenced to two years” by Lacey Appleton by Iaroslavna Serenko http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/01/a-summary-of-criminal-lawyers-rally-around-colleague-sentenced-to-two-years-written-by-peter-small-may-14-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-58919 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:10:58 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3604#comment-58919 Any person can commit a crime. However, it is quite sad to realize that lawyers are not an exception. If it is proven that the lawyer is guilty, he or she should be prosecuted in the same way as any other citizen. The society expects legal professionals to have higher moral standards. Gravesande’s conduct casts a shadow on the reputation of a lawyer and raises a question if it is justified to grant privileges and exceptions for the people working in legal profession.

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Comment on Disability friendly LSAT by Iaroslavna Serenko http://lawiscool.com/2014/06/01/disability-friendly-lsat/comment-page-1/#comment-58917 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:02:44 +0000 http://lawiscool.com/?p=3612#comment-58917 It is really strange why this issue came up only now. It is a common approach at other schools to modify exams for people with special needs without discriminating them in any way. Why not to offer equal chances to everybody in getting into a law school? The ability to succeed in learning and climb to the top of the class list – a lengthy process depending on hard work and determination – cannot be really tested on LSAT. Furthermore, we all know that even being a top student does not guarantee a successful professional career.

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