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  1. Look at cases that are relevant to your practice area and maybe go to court and watch proceedings (If that is an option available to you).
  2. best law movies

    Molly's game I guess counts? Idris kills it and its an overall awesome movie. Otherwise add Runaway Jury for entertainment purposes, and the Wire is my favorite lawyer depiction across all forms of media.
  3. Repeated Classes

    Both counted for me as well.
  4. Its hard to know what mature/access categories look so any advice given is limited. Your stats are not good by any stretch but actually prepare for the LSAT and see where that takes you. If financials arent a concern then apply broadly and see what happens - Worst case you are rejected from everywhere and back to the same point you are now.
  5. USask vs Dalhousie vs TRU

    Those are all pretty much false. The landscape isnt brown and ugly. Tons of mountains and water. Never noticed a smell in three years, not even sure where the mill is to be honest. Plenty to do in the downtown and I can personally confirm more than two bars. Quoting an opinion piece from a defunct news paper (I believe) to support this proposition is tenuous at best. Never noticed an attitude. False. The winter is not freezing cold and the summer is perfect. I havent been to the East Coast so cant compare but yeah our experiences in Kamloops were obviously different so I guess its a matter of perspective.
  6. How best to prepare for 1L?

    You will have three years to worry about law school. Take the summer off and don't think about it too much.
  7. Stuff to Bring to Law School

    Some schools have free printers or the LS has access to its own student printer. Ink is so expensive so check with the school before this one
  8. Stuff to Bring to Law School

    The extra monitor is clutch. I would suggest a vehicle. For instance if you have a vehicle and are debating bringing it to school or not I would suggest to bring it. It gives you so much more freedom. In saying all this don't go to the dealership and buy one if you dont have one.
  9. Bad idea in L1 unless its a job that is only weekends, your schedule is picked for you and it is the busiest of the three years course wise. In the upper years you pick your own schedule so you can build it around any potential job. Either way I wouldn't recommend it you will be too busy with school and ECs (if any) that you will want to enjoy your down time.
  10. TRU vs Windsor

    I had the choice between Windsor JD/JD and TRU and the costs was completely in favour of going to TRU and its not even close. I would not recommend waiting a cycle if you have acceptances in hand, you cannot predict how the next cycle will go and you are wasting money on applications and losing a year of work. I articled in Ontario but I had it lined up and it is not Bay Street it is small town Ontario. There were students in my year who did interviews in Ontario but had to fund planes for quick trips. I dont think any of them articled in Ontario after the interviews but I think that had more to do with their significant others as opposed to the availability of a job.
  11. No Luck in Second Attempt

    You graduate with a Windsor JD so the hiring would presumably be reflected in the overall hiring of Windsor JD graduates. The tuition isnt ideal but its a Canadian JD from an Ontario school.
  12. Upset with 1L Grades, could use some advice

    Don't worry too much about 1L grades. Take the advice above and find out what you did wrong/could have improved and then assess for next year.
  13. No Luck in Second Attempt

    I really wouldnt get too bogged down in what the school specializes in. First year is pretty much the same courses everywhere with the same courses and then you can take mostly what ever courses you want but every school will have the basics that you need to practice anywhere. Your stats arent bad so apply to every common law English school in Canada and I would suspect you wouldnt get rejected from them all. A Masters wont hurt and could help (With varying degrees) with your applications so that is a fine backup and it is the backup I had before going to TRU and working in Ontario. The JD/JD program at Windsor would be another option.
  14. Hours : Targets, Expectations and Consequences

    I have a $$$ target to bill and that is a number based on salary. Anything above that goes into a number cruncher and I get a percentage of based on my expenses and overall firm health.
  15. TRU vs Sask

    Yeah pretty much what Stark said. Stay with your family for the three years and travel on an as needed basis for interviews and stuff. There are Skype interviews, phone interviews and so forth so you might not even need to travel for work opportunities.
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