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University vs. Freedom of Speech: The case of Pridgen v University of Calgary

With more than 40,000 students at McGill University, controversial statements can pop up at any moment and cause university administrators to feel the need to perform damage control. Social media exacerbates the problem by amplifying the reach of controversial remarks. However, can a university silence a student or compel an apology? In other words, do… Keep Reading

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A Little Look at Small Claims Court

As Elle Woods once quipped, exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. However, it’s doubtful that anyone is happy if their exercise involves running to court to defend themselves against a lawsuit. The Legal Information Clinic at McGill wants to demystify how courts work so students know how to assert their rights—even in… Keep Reading

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Wrapping up the year: Gifts and the law

Merriness might seem to be stubbornly hiding around the corner, but, believe it or not, this semester is wrapping up, and students will soon be exam-free, and many are faced with gifts aplenty as the holiday season arrives. With every joyful exclamation of “thank you” this month, one might wonder whether Quebec law has anything… Keep Reading

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