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  2. Articling -sole practitioner - salary range

    You’re assuming that the representation of law students in Ontario should track with the representation in the general population. That’s a clearly faulty assumption for a whole whack of reasons.
  3. Intact Insurance

    Contact one of their in house associates would be my guess: https://www.canadianlawlist.com/listingdetail/company/intact-insurance-company-702846/
  4. Who cares? The "raw numbers" population of Ontario has increased by 3 million since 1997. It's proportions and per capita rates that matter. To analyze the changes in a subset of the population, you have to analyze the changes in the set as a whole. This is high school level statistical analysis. We've seen dramatic increases in tuition, and the representation of minority students in law school got worse. To be incredibly clear, the percentage of minority students increased, but at a much lower rate than the population - the general population increased more than 50% faster than the law school population. Given the respective growth rates, if the ratio of minority law students to minority people in Ontario was 1:10000 in 1996, it would be nearly 1:11000 in 2004. And we still can't conclude the effects of tuition deregulation on this rate of change because there's no counterfactual. And the data is 14 years old! You're just factually wrong, and the survey you so confidently claimed would clearly show you were right completely contradicts you.
  5. Lots of boutiques / mid-sized firms don't do third interviews or lunches or things like that.
  6. best law movies

    Erin Brockovich!
  7. Personal Statement Help

    Where are you applying, first and foremost? If you're applying to Ontario schools through OLSAS, you'll find that it's not so much a "tell us about yourself here" as it is a "here are some questions, answer them while also telling us about yourself". A personal statement is about you, yes. But it is also a way of seeing how you think and relate things to one another. If the question for one school was "what are some accomplishments that would help you in law school" and your answer is "well I have mental health challenges", you'll give off more of a entitled-free-pass vibe rather than demonstrating reason. A personal statement is also a means of demonstrating that you will succeed in law school. There will be sections on OLSAS that are specifically for explaining extenuating circumstances, such as mental health challenges. It is there that you want to briefly explain what it is, and more so focus on how you overcome it and can succeed despite it. In my general personal statement, I only spoke about my own extenuating factors for 3 sentences at the end. I submitted all the relevant documents related to this claim. When there was a section to expand on it, I gave a detailed response. Don't make it the centre-piece of your personal statement. Talk about who you are and how you've succeeded, and then demonstrate that the challenges you face motivate you to work even harder to succeed.
  8. Adcom/Admissions Updates

    Yep
  9. I wont derail the thread so ill just leave it here, but my experiences when interacting with kids going to U of T med in my last year downtown in the MS building and through my experience in UHN indicates to me that U of T Med really does not care about undergrad institution( I mean within reason, as long as its accredited lol) I also don't think they would post something on their website, but have an unofficial policy which contradicts the official given policy. U of T med is about MCAT, VERY HIGH b3 gpa ( the MEDIAN is a 3.95! lol), a dash of luck, and a lot of them have great research publications form undergrad. But since this isn't the premed forum, ill leave it at that
  10. Personal Statement Help

    Read carefully what a school wants in a personal statement and then frame the statement towards that. Most schools that still want personal statements want you to answer why you would be a good lawyer/law student at their school. Its not a place to explain away bad grades. If you want to include mental health, write about how you became a better/strong person for it.
  11. Forgot to add, the McMaster bias is because half of their admits are from a very specific, pretty well-known program. But the McMaster-UofT-Queens-Western belt they and the other major schools are already heavily biased towards. It gets progressively harder when you move down tiers, and almost impossible for very obscure universities to get admitted. Since OP said he's only interested in the three west coast schools, I do not know how capilano fares, but Capilano may be next to impossible for an admit to a few Ontario schools.
  12. Admitted to Saskatchewan 2018

    @roozieI was just wondering, did they give you a deadline for accepting their offer? If so, would you mind sharing the date. I'm just trying to figure out if there is a date I can focus on in the hopes that the wait list might move more. Thanks
  13. Adcom/Admissions Updates

    Do you guys think they will give anymore offers out ?
  14. Articling -sole practitioner - salary range

    Feel free to participate, then! All these stupid posts ever do is cause the discussion to stop. It's not like that post gets linked, the people talking stop, and then a bunch of people crawl out of the woodwork and contribute novel and ingenious ideas to the discussion. The post gets linked, the people stop talking, and then the conversation dies. You're the case in point. You could have posted something meaningful (I assume). And you know what, if you had, and then it got run over by the six of us, you'd have a semi-valid complain. But you didn't, and you don't seem to intend to. So don't complain. If you don't want to participate and don't want to read others discussing the topic, just don't click on the damn thread.
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  16. 2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Ah I meant interviews/lunches. I had some second round interviews yesterday but silence since. I’ve interviewed at 1 boutique and 2 mid size
  17. Articling -sole practitioner - salary range

    This would be an excellent post, if I had ever claimed that higher tuition impoves the accessibility of law schools. But I didn't. Instead, I claimed: and
  18. Hi, I recently graduated from Queen's, and it's definitely my top choice for law school. I was wondering if anyone currently attending ever wrote a personal statement centered around mental health, or would have any advice on how to approach a personal statement for Queen's and/or mental health, specifically? The first half of my undergraduate experience was marred with mental health challenges and left me with a B+ CGPA, while my B2 is an A-. I'll be writing the LSAT this November, but I feel like I need to write a very compelling personal statement. If anyone would feel comfortable with sharing their personal statement or have any tips at all, I'd be eternally grateful. Thank you!
  19. LPP

    Is the Law Society making money off of the LPP? Or are the dues collected by all these newly called lawyers (who would otherwise not be lawyers) so significant that they're continuing with the LPP? In my opinion, we should just have articling and that's it. If you don't find a position, then you don't get called. End of story.
  20. The fact that you had to go back and count who else was posting kind of carries my point.
  21. Hi, I was wondering if anyone currently attending ever wrote a personal statement centered around mental health, or would have any advice on how to approach a personal statement for mental health, specifically? The first half of my undergraduate experience was marred with mental health challenges and left me with a B+ CGPA, while my B2 is an A-. I'll be writing the LSAT this November, but I feel like I need to write a very compelling personal statement. If anyone would feel comfortable with sharing their personal statement or have any tips at all, I'd be eternally grateful. Thank you!
  22. Articling -sole practitioner - salary range

    I don’t think this is a case of the same people talking in threads at all. @richelieu and @treemonster are participating, and they aren’t necessarily the most prolific posters here. Myself, @BlockedQuebecois and @epeeist participated also, yes. Nothing is stopping you or anyone else from weighing in. It’s kind of a ridiculous complaint: I don’t like that other people are talking about something that I could talk about too if I wanted, but I’m going to complain and try to shut down their discussion rather than join it. Edit: @conge participated too
  23. 2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Pretty sure calls are made at the end of the day. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.
  24. I’m reminded of another thread:
  25. UBC and UVic are index schools. If you are applying Regular, they literally only care about your GPA and LSAT. That is all. You can go to Capilano if you want, but you will have the exact same problem with grade conversion. The only difference is that I don't think they curve grades.
  26. Merit Scholarships

    With those stats I think you would get a very generous scholarship from Western.
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