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  1. UdeM Fall 2018

    In my experience, your guess would be correct.
  2. TFI for admission to French Law School

    1. I'm in same situation (oral French is still not great!) but got nearly perfect, it is not a hard test. There is no writing, just grammar-type questions, so you could study that a bit. Don't worry! 2. You should be fine taking it in April if it says that somewhere, but why not avoid any trouble and call the school? Some people are accepted early on and given a conditional acceptance.
  3. HELP - GPA 3.0

    Sorry I forgot to mention this - if you do the certificate and work really hard towards getting good marks that could work for several schools
  4. HELP - GPA 3.0

    It is probably too low for any law school in Canada without exceptional circumstances or doing a new bachelor degree. Even in the event you could take extra courses to raise your mark, it is too late to affect the mark enough. Here's the bigger question: how on earth are you going to survive law school and end up with competitive marks? With the curve and the competitive students, I find it much more difficult to maintain a good average than in whatever I did before. Just my experience though.
  5. Attention - il n'est pas possible de prendre 7 cours à la fois, car le maximum permise est 6. Donc, bien que vendue comme une démarche rapide, ça prend deux ans pour ceux qui commencent en septembre. De même, j'ai entendu rumeur qu'il faut 24 crédits avant de postuler. Tous les cours seront crédités. Pour répondre à ton autre question - oui, la configuration n'importe pas, tu peux le faire comme tu veux.
  6. UQAM 2017

    I was accepted as well as of midnight. The letter insisted I would have to do their French test, despite the admissions criteria clearly saying I do not have to, and common sense. I will probably be going to UdeM. Good luck to anyone who hasn't checked yet!
  7. UdeM Fall 2017 - Admission Application

    Lettre officielle reçue il y a 5 minutes pour ceux qui l'attendaient.
  8. UdeM Fall 2017 - Admission Application

    A $300 deposit appeared in my centre étudiant around midnight.
  9. Ottawa L.LL Vs. windsor single JD , pros and cons

    I think you answered your own question - if your goal is truly to practice in Ontario, it makes a whole lot more sense to go to Windsor, rather than do the wrong degree and try to cross over afterwards. If you are fine either way and just trying to open more doors, then it becomes more of a personal decision and where you see yourself more likely practicing. Try not to stress about it prematurely. My 2 cents
  10. UdeM Fall 2017 - Admission Application

    No midnight response for me... Crossing my fingers that you are accepted off of the wait list.
  11. JD Common Law wanting to practice in Quebec..help?

    I think most people take the National Program to give themselves an extra asset, for example to be able to do stuff on a national level. I don't think many people take it for language reasons in order to practice in Quebec. I do totally understand wanting to study in English. It is possible, you would just have to keep in mind that you would have to show an employer that after one year of civil law you are nonetheless the best candidate, which could be very hard. Akulamasusu's suggestion is great - you may experience only a little more difficulty getting into areas or niches such as criminal law, whereas in other areas the JD may not be relevant. You could maybe focus more on those areas. And, of course, you will have opportunities available in the rest of Canada. Good luck with everything, and with your McGill application!
  12. JD Common Law wanting to practice in Quebec..help?

    Of course, it would be a bit cheaper to do the "national program" at a Quebec university, and most places offer one. I stand by what I said regarding them frowning on the degree. The reason is that you said you wanted to practice in Quebec. What do you think a Quebec employer will prefer, a Quebec program (incl Ottawa LL or McGill) or a one-year crossover? Wouldn't it make more sense to do it the other way around (LLB and 1 year of common law)? To study primarily in the type of law you are going to be practicing? You even anticipated my response when you said that you know most people are going to say it's better to do your degree in Quebec (incl. UOttawa LL), and they would be right. I think if you are determined enough, you will be fine no matter what you do. Your strategy is just weird if you want to practice in Quebec. Now, if you wanted to practice in the rest of Canada, I think an employer would see your JD and 1 year of civil law very positively. It basically says: I want to practice Common Law and also have some knowledge of the Civil Law system. I agree with timeisticking that McGill is a great way to have the best of both systems, if that is what you are aiming for.
  13. UdeM Fall 2017 - Admission Application

    I think the person who said earlier that UdeM responds to its own students last is correct. That is why I am still waiting, at least. I think they give acceptances and refusals simultaneously for that category.
  14. JD Common Law wanting to practice in Quebec..help?

    How on earth are you saving money? Let's compare the solution you are proposing with what a normal person would do. JD+PROGRAMME NATIONAL JD tuition 3 years: 51000$ Programme national 1 year: 17000$ Housing: 42000$ Food: 17250$ Quebec bursary: -7500$ (this is using my data, could be different for you) TOTAL: 127,250$ LL (in Quebec) LL tuition 3 years: 9000$ Housing: 18000$ Food: 12950$ Quebec bursary: -16950$ (YMMV) TOTAL: 23,000$ The best part is, after spending more than 5x what you would have spent had you done what everyone else is doing and getting a 3-year degree you're not even going to use in Quebec, your employers will frown at your 1-year civil law degree, ask if you are incapable of doing law in French and wonder what on earth came over you when you decided to do this. Personally, I think you are putting too much importance on doing your studies in English. You WILL be practising in French in Quebec (only 14% of lawyers use English more often than French). There are anglophones in every school. Someone even said on these forums that you can submit your assignments in English at UOttawa LLB. I truly believe it is possible to integrate yourself into the Quebec system and still maintain your anglophone identity.
  15. UQAM 2017

    I got the letter for an interview on the 11th.
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