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  1. Ask a 1L — 2018 Edition

    3L here. My feeling is that most students are not (outwardly) competitive, but those who are, really are. Nearly everyone is hardworking though, but I think that is different from being competitive. The sooner you realize being a good lawyer is not about where you rank on the pecking order, the better. Re: community, I think two things are important: (1) try to connect with a group of people in your section and (2) join clubs, organizations etc. That is how I made most of my friends in 1L.
  2. Bar Registration Dilemma

    It appears the rule is different for a June writing. See the second paragraph: Can I apply to the Licensing Process even if I don’t have my law transcript/National Committee on Accreditation Certificate of Qualification? Yes, you can apply but unless otherwise indicated by the Licensing Process, your official final transcript or NCA Certificate of Qualification must be on file by no later than 30 business days prior to the date of your first Licensing Examination. You do not qualify to write a Licensing Examination or start the Experiential Training program until and unless the official transcript or the Certificate of Qualification have been received and approved by the Law Society. Please note that candidates writing a licensing examination in June for the first time and graduating from law school in May/June of the same year may have their institution send the transcript to the Law Society by the August transcript deadline.
  3. TWU - The Big Show

    I mean Marlys Edwardh is representing OUTlaws, I'm pretty sure she knows how to make a good case for an intervenor. I doubt it'd be of questionable quality.
  4. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    I submitted 11 applications and received/accepted 8 interviews.
  5. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    Didn't know Alan Gold was hiring. What was the procedure to apply?
  6. Toronto Articling Recruit 2018-19

    ITC from Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein.
  7. I'm the OP, and my question was simply for information. My interest in criminal law is based on my passion for the field and I've never suggested that I'm not considering a range of firms or options. The firm category I referenced did not make their salary information publicly available, that is why I asked the question. Nothing wrong with wanting to know the salaries offered at places where you apply to work.
  8. Does anyone know what the articling and/or associate salaries are at places like Addario, Greenspan Humphrey Weinstein, and similar firms?
  9. Awards

    Any idea what the Dean's List cutoff was?
  10. Does anyone know if awards have been announced yet? Thx.
  11. So You Want To Be A Crown (criminal)

    Summering at CLO - Criminal with a high B+ in 1L and course prize in Crim Law (I mention b/c it was brought up in interviews). Received offers from two trial Crown offices and DOJ.
  12. TWU - The Big Show

    It's true that TWU's belief that sexual intimacy is only permissible in a heterosexual marriage underpins the offending provision of the Covenant. But IMO the Law Societies are not concerned with the belief in a vacuum, but rather the codification of that belief into a discriminatory practice: if you have gay sex, you are subject to sanction, up to and including expulsion. And the requirement of all students to sign the Covenant that they will abstain from gay sex. Effectively, then, LGB persons are barred from TWU. If TWU as an institution simply had a statement of its beliefs, but did not prohibit LGB students from attendance (e.g. voluntary whether to sign the Covenant), I don't think the Law Societies would have as strong of a case (indeed, questionable whether they would have taken it this far).
  13. TWU - The Big Show

    Whatcott at para. 123 I think gets to the point on this issue: [123] L’Heureux-Dubé J. in Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2001 SCC 31, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 772, in dissent (though not on this point), emphasized this linkage, at para. 69: I am dismayed that at various points in the history of this case the argument has been made that one can separate condemnation of the “sexual sin” of “homosexual behaviour” from intolerance of those with homosexual or bisexual orientations. This position alleges that one can love the sinner, but condemn the sin. . . . The status/conduct or identity/practice distinction for homosexuals and bisexuals should be soundly rejected, as per Madam Justice Rowles: “Human rights law states that certain practices cannot be separated from identity, such that condemnation of the practice is a condemnation of the person” (para. 228). She added that “the kind of tolerance that is required [by equality] is not so impoverished as to include a general acceptance of all people but condemnation of the traits of certain people” (para. 230). This is not to suggest that engaging in homosexual behaviour automatically defines a person as homosexual or bisexual, but rather is meant to challenge the idea that it is possible to condemn a practice so central to the identity of a protected and vulnerable minority without thereby discriminating against its members and affronting their human dignity and personhood.
  14. "8. Internationally trained candidates will continue to be eligible for abridgment policies related to prior practice experience to a maximum of three months. To ensure they receive some experiential training in the Canadian context to enhance their competence, the exemption from the experiential learning requirement for those international candidates with a minimum of 10 months of common law experience will be discontinued." From: http://lsuc.on.ca/uploadedFiles/For_the_Public/About_the_Law_Society/Convocation_Decisions/2016/convocation-april-2016-pdc.pdf
  15. Clerkships 2017

    Have the calls for the ONCA ever gone out over two days?