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I have been given a sign

April 4, 2008


I spent three years working on my law school’s newspaper (I have posted the occasional article), and recently they put out an 80th anniversary issue where they gathered momentous (or so I vainly assume) pieces from the 1920s through to now, and they included TWO of mine! Leaders of Canadian political parties were passed over […]

My little friends

July 31, 2007


I think I have lice. And click – browser windows closing. For the remaining three of you with the inclination to seek revulsion on the internet, I’ll eagerly recount the tale. My head has been itching since Saturday, when I went swimming with some friends at the Gezira Club, and laying around what I fancied […]

In lieu of currency and originality: the Lazy Law Student’s Guide to Succeeding at Law School

April 11, 2007


I think of this article as my most significant life achievement. I got fan mail. Copyright Obiter Dicta 2006. So, you’ve got your grades back. For upper-years, you’re probably experiencing that usual small twinge of pain. For first-years, this will be a blow from which your self-esteem is unlikely to recover (I know mine hasn’t, […]


July 1, 2006


This is going to sound bad, but I don’t remember one thing I learned in law school. Not one. And it only ended two months ago. Don’t let this get around.

Farewell Frankie styles

June 16, 2006


Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today.Don’t want to be a part of it. North York, North York!I’m done with Downsview, 196A,Osgoode’s the very heart of it, North York, North York!I want to wake up far away from wind tunnels and bleak!To find I’m king of the firm, top of Bay Street!These Jane-and-Finch blues, are […]


April 20, 2006


TIS DONE! I have loosed the shackles of the law from my wrists. All Hail the Bachelor of Laws!

April 20, 2006


I am typing away deliriously in the library, on this, the last day of my academic career. Sometime between yesterday and today I have developed an allergy to dust, and so the library is NOT the place to be. I have so much used Kleenex around me it’s like I’m typing in a snowbank.A side […]

The last law school anecdote

April 18, 2006


Law school ends in three days. And to celebrate that I will relate yet another incident of in-class clowning – the last one ever. Tear.Last year I took estate law. You know, wills, that sort of thing. I showed up to the first day of class at the astonishingly inhumane hour of 8:30 am. The […]

The Salute

March 30, 2006


The following was my farewell editorial to Osgoode Hall, published this Monday in keeping with our newspaper tradition.I have been looking forward to my farewell article for some time now. But now that it’s here, I’m not as excited, for a few reasons. First, I don’t think that many people read this paper. Two, I […]

Betrayal by pop culture

March 28, 2006


Take-home exams are freaking torture. How is it not nightmare material for an exam not to stop – for two days? And you actually have to run for fifteen minutes to hand it in instead of just raising your hand? It’s an abuse, psychological warfare at its best. So I took a food and TV-watching […]