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  1. Past Exams

    I can't help specifically, but I can give you this link for past exams. The resource isn't exactly up-to-date. Most exams are circulated informally among students. Hopefully it has what you're looking for though.
  2. OSOG for 2016-2017 academic year

    I got an email about this last week actually saying they identified me as being eligible (I had forgotten it existed). My administration told me I had to apply for it through their academic awards website (uOttawa).
  3. You're also competing with fewer people I guess too though. I expect that most spots have been offered, but to that point it's mostly the same people with high LSAT and GPA (even by law admission standards) are getting them.So lots of offers, fewer acceptances.
  4. Why do you have to go to school next year? Just because you want to? Or is there an actual compelling reason? People are really caught up with getting their professional life going as quickly as possible. There will be no difference in starting school in 2018, compared to 2019. Take the September 2018 LSAT and a year off to work/volunteer/travel (apparently... I never had money for that)/just think about things. A year off will do you some good after doing an MA and an undergrad. It will also let you feel more prepared for the LSAT for the 2019 applications. If you want to go all out and do the LSAT this year, first see if the schools you want to go to even accept the February LSAT. Second, actually sit down and see if you'll have time to study for December. I was a TA during my MA, and I know that once December hit I was neck deep in my papers, and then grading their shitty papers and exams. I definitely wouldn't have done well in December.
  5. To the original question, I wrote summaries after classes ended but before exams. My first set of summaries were an arduous task because the first half of all my notes were just garbage. I did a lot of re-reading in December. Starting earlier wouldn't have helped because I still didn't know what I was writing about in the beginning. I've tried Providence's method and not reading before hand. It's true, when you're going through the case after the important parts jump out at you. But I won't be doing that any more because it just isn't for me. I find I fall behind in class because my default setting is to write everything down I don't already know about the case. So when I don't know anything, I try to write everything. That's really something that I don't think is going to change. Though re-reading afterwards is something that's helpful. Admittedly, it's a lot of reading for one class. But it's something that I have to do simply because my knowledge retention after one go at the material isn't as good as some other people. People just learn differently. For reading speed, I was sub 10 pages per hour while making notes when I started school. Especially the earlier contracts cases from the UK. The language was so silly, plus the subject matter to me is super boring. So it really took a long time at the start. I write notes on everything - in the margins and computer. It's heavy but, like I said, that's just how I learn. It isn't prohibitive though. I'm working part time and have time to exercise, so school isn't totally consuming. I estimate I'm up to around 15 pages per hour, with notes. All depending on the subject matter.
  6. program information

    I don't want to be mean, but this is really basic information. Really you should be able to find this yourself. It's all there on the website, or through the respective Law Societies. As well, if English is your second language you might also want to consider upgrading before tackling law school admissions.
  7. program information

    This is what you need to apply to the law school. You apply through the Ontario Law School Application System. Your engineering degree will count as the bachelors required for entry most likely - you just need to meet the standards for grades and hope you can get in. You need a JD to practice law in Canada (or LLB). It does not need to be from Canada, but if it is outside Canada you have to be accredited. If you want to practice law in Canada, do not look at the LLM requirements. It does not allow you to become licensed, but there are some people who have JD's from other countries that use LLM programs as equivalencies for accreditation purposes. You don't have a law degree for that yet though, so don't worry about it.
  8. He's just a supporter of leisure in general.
  9. Education and academic law

    Wouldn't this mostly be rounded up in human rights stuff, maybe even in the context of labour law as well if you're looking at union and school board issues? If you're interested in this stuff you might be more inclined to do grad school in policy and research. Policy is made at the ministry/departmental level and don't need legal training to do.
  10. Languages on OLSAS

    Is this the same person under two accounts? This confuses me...
  11. UofT/York v. UBC? (mostly regarding cost)

    I know U of T students get maxed out at $150k, but the interest rate is the same, isn't it? Prime + 0.5% for most banks, unless you go in with a competing offer to get prime + 0%? That's pretty standard practice. Also, the "Common Southern ON Douche". I'm very familiar. I might point you towards the genus from where I'm from, Central Ontario, where they are much more pack oriented. They are also responsible for the proliferation of Coors Light imports in to the communities, and recent popularity of country music.
  12. Course Selection Dilemma

    Tough. From my end of the table (which is the same end you're on... because I'm a student) I would say if you're interested in environmental stuff (or whatever field the class is in) and want to be in that field, the number/letter grade would be more important than and S/U. It would signal to the employer that you take that class seriously. Or at the very least show that you didn't build in an option to slack off. But if you want to be in that field, and you have a lot of other classes to demonstrate that interest and your extra-curricular work, I would think that those considerations re: interest would still come out in your favour even if you have this one class that you got the S/U mark in. I guess that's all to say that they read your application as a whole and take everything in to consideration.
  13. Languages on OLSAS

    Talk about it in your personal statement and say how it will help you in your career or studies. The only way I would think of it fitting in your sketch is if you have some sort of fluency accreditation.
  14. Prof recommendations: entering 2nd yr

    Have you guys ever run in to her outside of the school? It's bizarre. Even moreso than any other teacher.
  15. Let's do lunch.....NOT

    In my last year of undergrad I didn't cook a single meal for myself. I went out every day and got a foot-long turkey, or ham Subway sandwich. The rest of my food intake was from some sort of packaged, processed snack. I estimate that a quarter of the time I would get two in one day - one going to school/work, and one coming back. In total, from October to the end of April (not counting September because that was when I was riled up to eat healthy and have a productive year) I ate approximately 80.72 metres of Subway sandwiches. For reference, the Statue of Liberty is 93 metres tall. Anyways, the point is that when I did the math in my head I started making my own lunches. With a lot more variability. Now I don't eat enough of one thing to make me want to do math and see exactly how much of that one particular piece of crap I put in to my body.