Jump to content

HammurabiTime

Members
  • Content count

    172
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

103 Good People

About HammurabiTime

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

660 profile views
  1. Ask a U of T student!

    To be frank it sounds like your experience is probably pretty limited. I'm referring mostly to 'outdoors' things that involve being more than 100 meters from a road while it sounds like you may be talking about drinking beer looking at a lake. I've been through cottage country many times and seen most of the things to do within a few hours driving of Toronto and remain unimpressed compared to basically everywhere else I've lived in Canada.
  2. Building my resume for IP law

    Just try and meet and talk to people who work in the area. You ought to have some connections via grad school that you can use to this effect. Consider going to some of the events at MaRS that are IP related (get on their newsletter if you're not already). To be frank, I don't think any kind of industry position is realistic if you're going to be leaving in under a year anyway, even if it were they wouldn't be giving you IP work they'd want you for their bench experience and would probably have you making buffers or running standards etc. You almost certainly won't be able to get any kind of meaningful experience in IP prior to getting a law job. There are some IP sole practitioners in the Toronto area, you should talk to these people as well and not just the ones at the big firms.
  3. Ask a U of T student!

    I'm having a little bit of trouble taking this seriously. According to google Banff national park is less than a 1.5 hour drive from Calgary, Yoho national park is roughly 2.25, Glacier national park is 3 hours, Jasper national park is 3.5 hours, and Mount Revelstoke national park is 4.5 hours away.
  4. Ask a U of T student!

    I don't know if it's black and white as to where the best place to live in the country is. If you like the outdoors Toronto sucks, to be frank, compared to lots of other places like Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, etc. I also think the affordability of Montreal plus its nightlife etc. can make for a compelling argument that it's 'better'. I can see Toronto being the best for some people but I think there are a decent amount who'd also much prefer other cities.
  5. Ask a U of T student!

    I have found the calculator inaccurate in the way you'd expect. I do not think its worth it.
  6. Student Finances at UofT

    My financial aid was off substantially both years so far and I wish I'd gone somewhere cheaper.
  7. How many clinicals are you allowed to do?

    So most (perhaps all) of those legal clinics you can volunteer with or also work at them for credit in upper years. The administration's line is that you should only do one during 1L as they are time intensive. I volunteered at more than one, it was a lot of work. I know of others who suffered academically from doing so, I do not think I did but I had essentially no free time. Some are assigned by lottery and some are based on applications you put together so you may have very little choice in how many are available even if you wished to do more than one. I believe there is a bar on doing both a PBSC placement and DLS in 1L but I'm not 100 percent on that. In terms of upper year, for credit clinical work I am not aware of any cap as long as you still meet all your requirements to graduate. I do not think you can do the same clinical placement for credit multiple times. Again, some of these positions are difficult to get so you may have little choice in how many you can do. There is a DLS intensive program that I think is either an entire year or an entire semester working at the clinic full time.
  8. How many clinicals are you allowed to do?

    What do you mean by clinicals? As in for credit?
  9. Applicant information from Windsor leaked

    "We regret to inform you that you have failed our secret test to see if you would fully enforce your rights."
  10. How accurate is the financial aid estimator?

    Mine was off by a few grand each time.
  11. I think you should look very hard at your financial situation. If you're independently wealthy or not paying for your education personally it is a fine choice. There are clinics, journals, clubs, etc. all that fun stuff but I think it is impossible to place too much emphasis on how much the outrageous tuition can narrow your options and create the perception that you need to go the bay street route.
  12. Similar at UofT, admin is an upper year course but they make you do civ pro in 1L.
  13. If I recall correctly when I transferred mine from word to the OLSAS system it stripped out much of my punctuation, as well. It did not seem to impede my acceptance in any way. I'm sure it's a phenomenon the ad com is aware of, I wouldn't sweat it too much.
  14. Should I retake the LSAT again? (already accepted)

    I'd certainly regret having burnt the extra $200 or whatever it costs nowadays to buy your scantron sheet... You should really contact Osgoode to inquire about revoking your offer but I'd assume they'll stop looking at materials from you if you've been accepted. Again, don't rely on that and check with them if you really wanna go through with this but Osgoode is an excellent school and you don't even know how you did on your last take yet. By the time you get February scores most of UofT's acceptances will have gone out so you'd have to make a pretty strong improvement if you didn't make the cut by then already. I'd say definitely not worth it.
  15. Great Books To Read Before/During Law School

    Yea I haven't looked at any of the syllabuses or anything but I recall torts averaging 60-90 per class, crim about 70-100 per class, and constitutional frequently being over 100 per class last year with each of these being classes that met three times a week.

×