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This podcast series introduces incoming JD students at uOttawa, www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca, to the program and to core legal concepts they should quickly come to understand as they begin their legal studies. You are invited to listen and re-listen to the podcasts as you prepare to arrive at uOttawa. Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner

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18. A Dean's Eye View with Adam Dodek

Dean Adam Dodek in conversation, discussing his background, vision for the law school and thoughts on the virtues of a legal education at uOttawa.

11mins

17 May 2018

Rank #1

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17. The Gift of the Gab - The Lawyer as Oral Advocate

Professor Stephen Blair highlights the importance of oral advocacy and some of the programs available in the law school to acquire this skill. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

12mins

17 Jul 2013

Rank #2

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16. Resolving Disputes, Properly - Dispute Resolution and Professionalism

Professor Ellen Zweibel highlights features of the law school's first year dispute resolution and professionalism program. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

2mins

16 Jul 2013

Rank #3

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15. Writing Right While Righting Wrongs

Professors Ellen Zweibel and Virigina McRae discuss the importance to any lawyer of writing well and some of the means available for you to improve your writing. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

3mins

15 Jul 2013

Rank #4

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14. The Paperchase - Researching Your Way to Legal Success

Professor Melanie Mallet examines the importance of legal research to success as a lawyer and provides an overview of key skills and concepts. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

19mins

14 Jul 2013

Rank #5

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13. International Law - Why it Matters to Canadian Law Students

Professor John Currie provides an overview of public international law and discusses its importance to any modern lawyer. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

12mins

13 Jul 2013

Rank #6

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12. My Law Includes Quebec - Understanding the Civil Law Tradition

Professor Pierre Foucher describes the civil law tradition of the province of Quebec, juxtaposing it with the common law system on which you concentrate in the JD program. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

17mins

12 Jul 2013

Rank #7

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11. Person v. Person - Private Law and Social Relations

Professor and former Dean Bruce Feldthusen examines the concept of "private law" and discusses torts, contracts and property law. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

22mins

11 Jul 2013

Rank #8

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10. On the Case - How to Read Judgments

Professor Jennifer Chandler explores the nature of the judicial decision and how to read and understand it. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

19mins

10 Jul 2013

Rank #9

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9. Legislative Literacy - How to Interpret a Statute

Professor John Mark Keyes explores how to read a statute and the core doctrines of statutory interpretation. (Music is Dreamliner by Podington Bear, under Creative Commons License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Tender/Dreamliner)

28mins

8 Jul 2013

Rank #10