The Law About Drinking & Driving

Andy and Sam, both grade twelve students, are looking forward to an exciting weekend. Andy’s parents are out of town and have agreed to let him use their car while they’re away. Andy has just passed his G2 driving test and is eager to cruise around town with his friends. One of Andy and Sam’s…

November 20: Universal Children’s Day

Photo source: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/universal-childrens-day             On November 20th, 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the “Declaration of the Rights of the Child.” This declaration includes such principles as special protection by the law to enable children to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually, and socially, in conditions of freedom and dignity; entitlement to a name…

JFCY Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Kattapuram

This post was written by Rachel Kattapruam, a JFCY legal intern and volunteer on the PLE Team.  Rachel discusses her first month of law school… Image from: https://ulife.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/blog/tag/applying-to-law-school/ Noting the humid air and heavy overcast as I stepped out of my apartment building, I had only one thought: I’m going to have a seriously bad hair…

The ABCs of Dropping Out of School

Image from:  http://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=2110 Scenario As this summer reaches a close and the last baseball bats are swung, the final soccer tournaments are played, and homework-free weekends come to an end, we can almost hear the morning bell calling us in for another year of school. I’m sure we’ve all experienced that familiar dread of pop…