Serving as a Provincial Court judge in the Court’s Interior Region presents many challenges, and offers many rewards.
By joining the ranks of cutting-edge thinkers considering the future of the legal profession, Thompson Rivers University Law School (TRU) in Kamloops, BC hopes to offer its students an advantage in the volatile world they’ll enter as new lawyers. Lawyering in the 21st century, a third year elective course taught by Assistant Professor Katie Sykes, seems likely to do just that.
The UBC Indigenous Legal Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is both a free community legal service and a law school course where upper year law students work in a clinical environment full time for a term. The clinic is founded on ‘experiential learning’ principles that embrace the concept of ‘learning by doing’.
Provincial Court Judges share their knowledge so often with so many groups that it would be impossible to catalogue all their teaching activities.
“Monday morning, up early as my mind runs through a list of items - flashlight, food, Criminal Code, book tapes, gloves, Child Support Guidelines , satellite phone and robes. An unusual list for anyone except a judge travelling on a northern circuit.”