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Volume 90, Issue 80
Friday, February 14, 1997
Western's faculty of law will be hosting the 1997 Regional Client Counselling Competition of the Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The competition is set to take place tomorrow throughout the law school.
Representing Western in this weekend's competition are Barbara Hoover and Karyn Wasserstein. Both women competed with 80 other law students in the law school's internal competition held last month.
Each team is composed of two members who must effectively show they are capable of meeting the legal needs of clients, who will be played by volunteers. Each competitor must not only illustrate their knowledge of legal facts, but also express their ability to communicate with their client. The idea is to make the client feel as comfortable as possible while speaking to their lawyer.
"It's a great opportunity to meet other law students from Ontario and the United States," Hoover said.
Various schools will be competing in the competition. From Ontario, students from Queen's, Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto will participate. Attending from the United States are students from Capital University law school, Ohio Northern University, the University of Michigan law school, the Detroit College of Law and the Thomas Cooley Law School.
Money and sport are the theme of a talk by Darwin Semotiuk tomorrow in Thames Hall.
Semotiuk, Western's chair of intercollegiate athletics, will look at the topic from a macro and micro level and will use the university as a case study. How the government and CIAU are involved will also be touched on.
The lecture, "Economic Impact of Canadian University Sport" is part of the kinesiology graduate series but everyone is welcome to attend. It starts at 2 p.m. in the Tower room.
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