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  1. If you know what the 1L schedule is like, the amount of work you're in for and how exams are done, you're doing pretty well. In terms of jobs, clinics, etc. there's no need to worry about that for now. They'll give you the information you need to know when it's time. Personally, I think 1L is a lot like undergrad, just with more reading to do. I don't think a certain undergrad program is best for law school, but that's just me. That being said, certain undergrads where you read and write more will allow you to transition pretty well I think. In terms of actual legal knowledge, I found profs generally treat the class as if nobody knows anything. This was good considering I came from an undergrad that has nothing to do with law or social sciences. They'll teach you as if you know nothing, but you also have to be prepared to do the work. Law school moves fast, but its set up a lot like an undergrad and the work is similar (besides exams of course).
  2. Confused about JD program

    Yes the JD program is an undergraduate program. It would be listed as "common law" on the tuition fee estimator. Roughly 20k a year if I recall correctly.
  3. Workload in law school

    The difference between undergrad and 1L isn't much, in my opinion. In 1L you'll have about 15h of class a week, then readings. I didn't have any papers in 1L. I never did readings in undergrad, but in 1L you'll have to do some sort of readings to be familiar with the material, how you wanna do them is up to you. Overall I find my course load much lighter in 1L, especially considering these courses don't have lab components like you may have had in undergrad.
  4. How do I deal with a referee on sabbatical?

    One of my profs was on sabbatical and not in the country. He was able to provide the references letters and when one school requested a paper copy in a sealed envelop he even arranged another prof to print and seal the envelop for him. I'm sure if he agreed to write the letter he will be able to, even while on sabbatical.
  5. Personally I talked about health promotion, fitness and things related to that in my personal statement. I had other things that could connect to that and relate it back to my desire to study law. I think its an interesting perspective, but I'm not a part of any admissions committee so not much I can really say.
  6. Waitlisted at McGill 2017

    When you get waitlisted does "Ready for review" on Minerva change to Waitlist or do you just get an email notification?
  7. Living on campus residence.

    Hello, I just received an offer for an on campus residence at uOttawa. It's an apartment style 3 bedroom in the Brooks residence. I'm just wondering if anybody has lived in residence during 1L and could shed some light on how it is at Ottawa? I am also in the midst of a house hunt with two people I know from home that would be living in Ottawa next year, so I imagine any option with them would be cheaper than residence - but also a little less convenient. Any tips on housing in Ottawa or advice on residence / off campus housing would be great!
  8. UofO Personal Statement

    I believe OLSAS allows for 8000 characters. It's roughly two pages on Microsoft Word if I recall correctly.
  9. I paid a deposit today for a school that I'm very happy going to, but I am still waiting to hear back from one other school and that could change my decision. The price of the deposit in my mind is worth keeping my spot and potentially losing the deposit if I end up going to a different school.
  10. French Common Law

    Juste pour ajouter, j'ai reçu mon offre en mars et fallait que j'accepte avant le 14 avril, mais la date d'échéance pour le dépôt de 500$ pour tenir ma place était le 1er juin. J'imagine qu'il aura d'autres offres après le 1er juin pour remplacer ceux qui ne payent pas leur dépôt.
  11. University Undergrad NEED TO DECIDE PLZ HELP!!!

    I think you should pick the program/school that you'll enjoy for the next four years. I did my undergrad in a field completely unrelated to law and enjoyed every minute of it (and didn't even plan on going into law until third year). Only UofT says they consider the degree that you got... but if anything else the degree is a soft factor that could influence your chances. Its not worth stressing over. Study what you enjoy and you'll do well!
  12. Accepted to Moncton 2017

    Pour moi c'était environ 3 semaines avant que j'ai reçu ma lettre.
  13. has anyone spoken to osap recently?

    My OSAP estimate for 1L was more than I got during my whole undergrad. Although it was only an estimate, the OSAP changes seem the benefit me a lot (50% of my estimate was grant too!)
  14. Asking professors for reference letters.

    I asked my professors with about 6 weeks notice. I offered any documents they may want (transcript, c.v., personal statements, etc.). One professor asked for the personal statement I planned to send as well as my transcript. I provided him with a draft copy as I hadn't finished my statement at that point, but he didn't mind. The other professor didn't ask for anything. Basically I asked if they would mind writing me and then I offered to meet with them to discuss why I was applying / to provide the documents they might want (transcript, c.v., etc). The professors will tell you what they need to write your letter. Good luck!
  15. French Common Law

    J'imagine que oui. Ils veulent simplement confirmer votre niveau de français.