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  1. In Halifax. Looking to purchase : Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (8th ed.) Will happily pay shipping if out of province.
  2. Atlantic 2L OCI's

    Hi neymarsr, good synopsis of the process. I wasn't intending to sound 'catty', but I didn't infer the nature of your question from the way it was posed in your initial post. I would agree with many of your points. Though I think BC actually opted not to interview every applicant this year. At least, that's what I had heard from the articling committee at the 2L reception, which was held last semester. As well, with regard to who you talk to at the firm specific social functions, applicants should certainly aim to meet all the members of the articling committee, but also if someone seems like they've got some clout at the firm (i.e previous members of the committee, managing partner, senior support staff) make a visible effort to introduce yourself to them as well. Making an impression on each person you meet through relatable conversation material (thinking sports, music, politics, practice are of law) helps input substance to those follow up emails you previously mentioned, and helps the committee members remember you due to that memorable characteristic of your conversation. I hope what I've contributed is helpful to applicants. If I can answer any other questions, I'd encourage anyone who's interested to PM or ask here. I'll do my best to rein in the 'catty' tone emanating from my online personality.
  3. Atlantic 2L OCI's

    They're over. In case you had missed that much.
  4. Looking for WTB: Evidence: Principles and Problems (11th ed) Delisle, Stuart, Tanovich, Dufraimont I'm in Halifax, but would certainly be willing to negotiate logistics of sale. PM me with price if you've got a copy and are willing to sell.
  5. Scotiabank PSLOC

    Is that to say that a current Scotiabank client would have the most likely chance of success in achieving prime by bringing a formal (hard copy) offer from another financial institution?
  6. Scotiabank PSLOC

    Hi there Alex. What is the rationale for Scotiabank's offering prime to some law students in Western Canada, but refusing to do the same for those of us in the Maritimes? I would think that a national financial institution such as yours could demonstrate some consistency in product offerings across the board.
  7. TD Canada Trust to Prime

    Has anyone been able to negotiate prime with Scotia in either Nova Scotia, or the Maritimes in general?
  8. Is it Feasible to Pursue Law School?

    While you should probably just focus on your current studies, you could always do a diagnostic LSAT and see where that puts you. That way you'll be able to use your grades and that diagnostic LSAT to get a better idea of where you are and where you should be for admission into the school(s) your interested in attending.
  9. TD Canada Trust to Prime

    I'm trying to negotiate with my advisor at Scotia for Prime, and he said they haven't offered it to anyone in my area yet. However, he said if I could provide him with the name and branch location of another client with Scotiabank who had been offered prime, he could use that precedent to establish the same rate of interest. Is anyone open to a PM, or even just willing to provide advice regarding how they were able to leverage to prime? Any help would be extremely appreciated.
  10. Ask a 1L at Dal

    The two main providers (there are still only two as far as I know) are Eastlink and Bell. I've been with both, and the services are largely indistinguishable. Often, come the start of the school year they both offer a "student plan". One will frequently undercut the other, but that's not to say it's always Eastlink, or always Bell that provides the better deal. Anecdotally, I paid $74.69, taxes in, for 50 Mbps high speed with Eastlink. But come September, if Bell is cheaper, I'll likely switch, or attempt to leverage Bell's offer against Eastlink to get a better deal.
  11. First year rentals

    Hey there, congratulations on your acceptance. If you check out the discussion that went on at the end of the page in the thread I've linked below, you'll find some of the benefits and downfalls of living in certain parts of the city. The abridged version of that discussion is: living on the peninsula is advisable in terms of getting to school. Though it can be cheaper to rent in some 'off-peninsula' neighbourhoods, navigating the bus can be difficult (and unreliable) and parking on campus can be equally frustrating. Link: http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/42946-accepted-2016/page-11
  12. Dal vs UNB 2010

    If I wasn't already settled in Halifax, I'd probably have gone to UNB. With all things equal, the lower tuition would be enough to persuade me.
  13. Accepted 2016

    North of Dal is a really nice area. The closer you get to Quinpool road the more amenities you'll have available to you. Also, you're right regarding the residential feel of the area. Everything between Coburg to Quinpool has a residential vibe to it, with a couple of good patches of Green space intermingled throughout. I can echo what CM is saying regarding the trade off in living off peninsula a bit. It allows you to get much more for your money (in terms of a living space), however requires you to sacrifice some of the convenience of living nearer to campus and downtown in general. Overall though, the bus system works, and you'll be spending so much time on campus in your first year that its not unrealistic to just come in via bus in the morning , and take off the same way later in the day - it'll become a routine, I know it did for me.
  14. I think you may have missed my point. I'm not saying that these discussions are in short supply. What I was trying to articulate is that from my perspective, as a white male student who's primarily interested in pursuing a career in corporate law, I haven't had any difficulty contributing my (somewhat conservative) opinion to the previously mentioned topics in a way that expresses my true, ungarnished feelings on the topic. Alternatively, if you'd like to discuss topics that relate to corporate/ commercial career trajectories, or topics related to commerce in general- those individuals too seem readily available to hash out any topic in that area of law as well.
  15. Current Dal student here, and white male who is interested in the corporate side of things. Long time listener to this thread, and my opinion is that OPs opinion is largely based on OP's experience, just like your opinion should be based on your experience. At Dal I've participated in as many discussions as I like, regarding social class, gender equality and other stimulating topics for a student taking their first step into the field. I've never felt I couldn't frame my opinion in a way that would both get my point across across and contribute to a discussion in a constructive way. I can't speak to the culture at every law school in Canada. But I would say that many of OP's findings are applicable to nearly any law school. This shouldn't dissuade a prospective student from attending Dalhousie any more than obligatory paper classes, Moots, or abundant group work should. To echo the general wisdom of this forums more frequent and knowledgeable users, you should attend a school that is geographically close to your target practice area. The state of legal education in Canada is in fine form across the board. To base a decision such as where you'll attend law school upon the potential for encountering conflicting ideologies is a poor strategy.