York U creates business law internships

Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP donated $150,000 to help create a new hands-on business law internship program for York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School students, reported the York Guardian Jan. 24. Read full story.

Make the most of mobile technology in 2013
Alan Middleton, executive director of the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University, explained to Investment Executive Jan. 24 how the best new devices can help advisors maximize their time and communicate with their clients. Watch full interview.

Rob Ford appeal: Meet the judges making the decision
Mayor Rob Ford’s future is in the hands of three judges who are praised effusively by lawyers who have appeared before them. The judges on the Divisional Court panel are Regional Senior Justice Edward Then, Justice Lynne Leitch and Justice Katherine Swinton, a former Osgoode Hall Law School professor, reported the Toronto Star Jan. 25. Read full story.

Judge says York didn’t have to pay big severance to accused former executive
York University had options when it realized there was concern about an executive’s possible impropriety, and most of those choices would have involved paying him nothing, rather than almost $700,000 in a severance deal, a judge says in the Toronto Star Jan. 24. Read full story.

Province will support Crown wards until age 25
The Ontario government announced Thursday it is raising the age of financial and emotional support for former Crown wards to age 25 from 21, reported the Waterloo Region Record and others Jan. 24….York University is one of the 11 academic institutions that will fund tuition for current and former Crown wards. Read full story.

10 business bigwigs suggest must-reads for tough economic times
We asked several prominent Canadians from the worlds of business, finance and academia – including Dezso Horvath, dean of York’s Schulich School of Business, and Moshe Milevsky, professor of finance at Schulich – to recommend a book or website that made an impact on them in 2012 and might provide useful insight to the rest of us. Their answers were as varied as the ups and downs of the economy itself, ranging in subject from cautionary tales about the 2008 financial crisis to practical strategies for saving and investing, reported CBC News Jan. 4. Read full story.