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Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Richard Haigh and his student co-host Felicity Radan get together to discuss the in‘s and out‘s of Canadian law school life while attempting to be funny. Sit down, shut up, and don‘t forget to do your readings.

Episodes

November 22, 2021

90. Mayoring and Lawyering

Richard is joined by Frederic Diebel as a co-host/guest. Frederic is a first year (not 1L!) student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Not only that, he's a deputy mayor of the Township of Nairn and Hyman. How does he do it? What's different about a new, small, northern law school? Listen and find out.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Richard is joined by his first co-host/guest combo -- Ethan Martin. Ethan is currently contemplating applying to law school, so on our scale, he is most likely a -1L. He's the perfect person to start off this new season as we talk all about what it is to think about going to law school.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attributions:

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

 

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Richard explains what he's doing and what he plans to do viz WLGTDWI. If you want to play a part in continuing this thing, shoot him an email and let him know: rhaigh@osgoode.yorku.ca. (Even if you aren't yet in law school, but want to go, there may be a role for you!)

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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August 9, 2021

87. The Return of Lil

Lil Cadieux-Shaw, the very first guest to appear on this podcast, returns again to talk about articling, lawyering and being a professional, and how they all do or don't connect with law school.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Our guests this week are …. Richard and Felicity! This is a special episode taken from a podcast called Justice in Pieces hosted by John Paul ("JP") Rodrigues in which we were both put on the hotseat. JP gets us to talk about law school in general, online learning and hosting a podcast.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Justice in Pieces website: https://www.justiceinpieces.ca/

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Richard and Felicity are joined by a special guest in this episode of WLGTDWI. We can't reveal any more than that, so go ahead and listen.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

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June 21, 2021

84. Advice to the 0Ls

Rufaida Hashmi and Emily Kim return for a second time, having been our guests in Episode #79. We continue our conversation about first year, focusing on the changes that occur in second term. Both give valuable advice to incoming students. Basically, don't listen to anyone (except this podcast, of course).

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

 

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

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June 7, 2021

83. Moots with Megan

We are joined this episode by Megan Phyper, a 3L law student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Megan and Felicity were teammates on the Wilson Moot this year and the two of them discuss all things moot-related. Richard was their coach. Richard and Megan bond because they are both shy.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

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May 25, 2021

82. Leading By An Ear

Nikolas Koschany makes a return appearance with us. Nikolas is a 1L at Osgoode, now known for their "What's Law Got to do With It" podcast song intro (but this time, we are putting it at the end as an outro just for their benefit). We continue our discussion about 1L law school life in general. The guest takes over the hosting and starts asking Richard too many questions.

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

 

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

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We are joined this episode by two guests, Joey Galinsky and Ryan Delmar. They are the two founders of "Law School Life and Beyond", a blog, podcast, and social media enterprise dedicated to exploring the inner workings of law school life. Since our goals and missions are very much in sync, we discuss what it's like to try and dispel the myths of law schools. In fact, Richard worries that they will take us over (not really!).

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

"Law School Life and Beyond" Website: https://medium.com/law-school-life-and-beyond

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Our guest is 1L Osgoode student Hafsah Memon. We're still going on about the first year, first term experience, this time focusing on exams. The first set of them (usually December, first year) are always a little scary and stressful. Two of us veterans give some good advice looking back from having done many of them; Hafsah tells it like it is from her much fresher perspective.

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Rufaida Hashmi and Emily Kim are our guests today, both 1L students at Osgoode. We continue to discuss the first year, first term experience, continuing on from our conversation with Andrew last time. Both are surprised at how law school affects their eyes. Welcome to law.

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

 

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

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April 26, 2021

78. Boring Will Excel

Our guest today is Andrew O'Brien, a 1L student at Osgoode. Andrew discusses what it was like to complete his first term of 1L (partly in a pandemic, although Richard always wants it to be more generic). Then all three go on to discuss how to maintain an online profile when you are embarking on a professional career (albeit, Richard mainly listens since he has no online profile). The bottom line: boring people will excel in this new world!

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Our guest today is Dante Trunzo, currently an aerospace engineer in Montreal but in September of this year, a 1L at McGill. (We refer to him as a 0L which we may ask him to patent/copyright/trademark/whatever). Richard and Felicity try to handhold him through the process of becoming a law student. Dante clearly doesn't need our help.

 

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

 

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

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Christina Tassopolous is our guest today. She's a 1L student at Osgoode whom Richard taught in the fall term of 2020. Christina talks about how her first year has been going, why she joined student government and why, unlike Richard, she's an angel who belongs in law school. We have yet to determine where Felicity is on the rebel/angel scale.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attributions:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

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It's Part 3 of Alex Mulligan's series on the 2021 job interview process. Today is all about the dreaded "callback". If you don't know what that is, have a listen. Right now.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attributions:

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

 

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

Play Now
March 27, 2021

74. From OCIs to OZIs

This is Part 2 of Alex Mulligan's report on the 2021 job interview process. As noted in episode #73, Alex is a 2L student at Osgoode. Today's episode is all about the second part of the process where candidates have longer interviews. Again, Alex and Felicity have a lot to say on the subject; Richard continues to simply tag along, although he coins a new term, OZI (which the others make fun of).

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

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Alex Mulligan, a 2L student at Osgoode, joins us today and for the following two episodes as we do a special series on the job interviews in 2021. Today's episode, Part 1, is all about the "OCI" process in Ontario, where employers and students get together for 17 minutes to decide if they'd like to get together for longer later. Richard is just along for the ride.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Law Got to Do With It

Music by Tina Turner; Lyrics by Nikolas Koschany

 

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

Play Now
March 15, 2021

72. Dread is Everywhere

Our guest this episode is Erin McCready, a friend of Felicity's studying at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. We first had Erin on the show in episode  #57, NUSOL v. MAGA, related to the 2020 US election. As we indicated then, that episode was actually Erin's second episode with us, but we simply had to launch it first because of the timing. We now go back to the future for Erin's first recording with us. We discuss what it's like to be a Canadian student at a US law school and Erin and Felicity re-connect over their Quidditch triumphs.

 

Links:

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

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Our guest this episode is Emily Kot, returning again for more challenging Zoom discussions. The three discuss what it has been like learning online for the better part of a year. No one can agree on what are creative solutions or what are just weird ones.

 

WLGTDWI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatslawgottodowithit/

 

Music Attribution:

What's Love Got to Do With It

by Tina Turner

Soundcloud: What's Love Got to Do with It

Play Now

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