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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. He's just a supporter of leisure in general.
  4. 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.
  5. Languages on OLSAS

    Is this the same person under two accounts? This confuses me...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Let's do lunch.....NOT

    I would just call the dinner now.
  12. Applying to uOttawa

    You can apply before you're done. Having an undergraduate isn't even a prerequisite for admission. So in your scenario you mean have everything done before you even go to school, right? Not like you'll be enrolled in two programs in the fall of winter 2018 if you get in. Because that probably wouldn't be allowed.
  13. Reapplication to law school

    Start over with everything. You want them to have a fresh look at all the materials. For your references, you can probably use the same ones. But I would suggest having them write new letters and shoehorn in any improvements you've made in the past year that you think has prepared you for school. The same goes for your personal statements as well. They should be reflective of who you are at that particular time, not you a year ago. So explain everything again (whatever it is that you explained in the first one) and also add your improvements. It will be a little more information to balance, but it's a good exercise in the long run I think and will help round out your application.
  14. The Community Legal Clinic serves clients directly in family, criminal, and landlord and tenant matters. There's also divisions specializing in legal education and legal needs for women (which I admittedly know very little about). The CLC is a part of the University of Ottawa and employees during the summer, and during the year for credit as part of a course (the clinic courses, obviously). Pro Bono Students Canada is a national organization with chapters at the Canadian law schools. For the most part, they get direction from the community that they are a part of to guide the projects. I'm sure you saw the list of projects that came out in the email the other day. These are different than the CLC insofar as they're mostly research and writing needs. Not many have client interaction, or the 'client' is actually the entire organization who needs some legal help. I think the difference is that the CLC provides legal services and advice, and represents people who meet the financial cutoffs (which includes students at Carelton and UOttawa - free services if you have any issues). Pro Bono Students Canada projects are far from legal services, and there is no legal advice provided. The the nature of the work for the CLC is client-facing, addressing legal issues. PBSC is an amalgam of projects that you provide research and administrative support with. The two are not connected.
  15. Larry Chartrand's first year thematic on Aboriginal issues (not sure what it's called) is used for the specialization in Aboriginal Law. Or focus... whatever it is. But from what I understand, an equivalent can be substituted for people who weren't in his thematic. That's really the only impact a certain thematic may have on your course outcomes.