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  1. Great question, though I assume about 99% of the students on here will have no idea which law schools give the best scholarships for international students. As to cheapest city, I think your cost of living and tuition will be lowest in Fredericton, followed by Winnipeg, then it's a bit of a crap shoot for middle of the road, then you're going to start to get higher priced places like Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Halifax.
  2. Everybody loves a freudian dick...
  3. Mission vs Kensington (Where to live)

    I don't understand college age kids and their fixation with trendy neighbourhoods. Live somewhere cheap and go to the trendy areas to spend your money on the 1 or 2 nights per week that you go out. The premium you spend on rent in those areas far exceeds the benefit of being able to stumble home from those same places.
  4. I gave you the tools to answer the question yourself, which is far more useful than the actual number of $55, 444.06. With the website you can fiddle around with the numbers and see what differences in interest rate, initial amount, years, etc. But really, this is super simple math, and you should be able to calculate that on your own using your phone. As to the other parts, you're referencing program specific offering details for a specific product at a specific bank. If you don't know the interest on that, I'm sure as hell not looking that up for you.
  5. That's pretty simple math. Did you not finish high school? Even if you didn't I'm sure an online calculator like this one would do the trick for you.
  6. Mature Student

    Getting a JD won't cure that attitude. Your perspective and rationale are making a little more sense to me now though.
  7. Mature Student

    You have an engineering degree, an MBA ("I've taken business law through my MBA program") and now want a JD and all the while you have been working as a project manager? Nothing about that adds up to me. I also hesitate to see what you're getting from having a JD that the BEng and MBA don't already get you. If people don't respect you now, they're not going to do so three years from now after you get a law degree. As a person who used to headhunt project managers for multi-million dollar projects, this raises a lot of red flags.
  8. You should certainly provide the transcript from the school you left from as they will not show on the official transcript of your transferee school
  9. Billable Hours v Actual Hours

    Depending on the firm you're working for, that could either be a very lucrative or very poor offer. As an articling student, one of the lawyers at our firm was making 15k a month on a fee-split, while another of my friends was making closer to 45k on the exact same split in the same office, doing different work. If you reasonably think you can bill 1500 hours or more at this firm over the year and have a good chance at charging $100 or more for your work, then you're probably earning at least 75k. I say 1500 hour since that's about 30 hours per week plus two weeks off (the average yearly hours is about 2000 less stat holidays) and at the ratio of 3:1 billable to non-billable hours. Some people will only get 2:1 billable to non-billable hours or about 1 hour of billable hours for every 1.5 hours in the office and some people are even more hours for fewer billable hours. It all depends. If you think there's work there and it's in a firm with a practice you enjoy, I would still be open to it since it's not likely that you will get hosed into making no money. You might also suggest a 20/20 split where you take $20 per hour and 20% or whatever. I'm sure they would negotiate with you a little if you needed it.
  10. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    U of C has a theoretical perspectives requirement. classes that fulfill that requirement this year are as follows: jurisprudence, law and literature, legal theory (commercial) legal theory (residential schools), legal theory ( indegenous legal traditions) legal theory (international), canadian legal history, feminist legal theory, law and development.
  11. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    Nope. Member of faculty straight up said that the school will do everything in their power to ensure admitted students graduate through make-up exams, extra-credit assignments etc. They literally do not fail people unless they try to fail.
  12. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    I'm required to take that type of class to graduate... Congrats on your amazing problem-solving skills.
  13. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    TYPE OF CLASS as an example... jesus christ.
  14. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    I'm using feminist legal theory as a clear example of a type of class I will have to take in order to graduate, but which has zero bearing on my education or career.
  15. Does anyone regret going to law school?

    Just going to chime in, I am a second year student who has worked for four years for a sole in Calgary, I don't regret applying to attending law school, but I regret having to be here still. I find law school exceedingly boring and not at all challenging. I don't even like going to class any more and it feels like a drain on my time that could be better spent. There are a few reasons for this: 1. They're basically not going to fail anyone, so no matter what, you can get through law school once you get in so long as you do the bare minimum of effort. 2. Not much of what I'm learning is going to apply to my job. I either already learned a lot of what I need through work or there's just no way I'll need the information I'm learning in feminist legal theory to do an assignment of lease or a real estate transaction, but i still have to take classes like that because law schools like to tote around their curriculum. 3. Like the above, little of what I'm learning is going to be useful at work. Most of what we read in law school is appellate level decisions about legal tests in certain areas of law that you could learn in five minutes from the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest or other legal encyclopedia. I know this because I have legal topics come up at work that I am curious about and I read about them through QL or WL and then do some quick reading of cases after the fact and it's pretty clear how you have to approach the issues. I also frequently look up legal tests for topics in class while I'm listening to lectures and get the bones of two or three days of lecture in ten minutes.
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