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  1. Administrative Problems at U Ottawa

    Having just completed 1L, I can tell you about my own experience. I wouldn't say that the administration is a "shit show", nor would I say that it is that bad actually. I think that people on this forum have been a little dramatic (in my opinion) and have possibly shared their own isolated and personal experiences, rather than the general and overall student body's experience. I have not had any negative experiences with the administration here. Anytime I have needed anything I have received prompt and helpful guidance. If you think that the administration is going to screw you over or impact you in some negative way, I would say that you do not have anything to worry about. My only complaint, and this is not a huge issue (for me at least) is that the administration is not the greatest at communicating certain information. For example, deadlines to apply for internships, etc. For that sort of stuff, you have to be on top of things yourself, and in my opinion, I think that is the sort of thing you should be proactive about rather than waiting around for the school to let you know of those sorts of things anyways. However, there have also been many times where the administration has sent numerous emails and notices about certain deadlines, applications, events, etc. that its almost impossible for you to not be aware of these sorts of things, unless you blatantly ignore your emails (in which case that is on you).
  2. Should I Drop Out? (ADVICE NEEDED)

    Hey @maximumbob: I see what you're saying, so let me explain. I could very well be wrong, but let me take the opportunity to share what I'm talking about. First off, cases/case law. I do not enjoy readings cases, and to be honest, I have a very difficult time understanding them and their main points. My professors have explained that as a lawyer, you will need to read and refer to past cases when it comes to solving a problem in practice. This is something that does not appeal to me. Public law, constitutional law, and criminal law .... these are areas that I have no interest in. Yet, they seem to be fundamental courses to understanding the law and to its practice. The amount of reading involved. I am told by my professors that we will do doing a lot of reading (as well as case briefing) in practice. I can handle a moderate level of reading so as to complete a task, but an excessive amount is beyond what I think I can handle. I am also a very slow reader/thinker/writer, and so I imagine that will be a huge impediment. Time commitment. My professors have explicated that the field is one in which a significant amount of time needs to be dedicated. I have been told that this applies to studying law and to its practice afterwards. I need balance in my life, and I am afraid that I cannot commit myself to the amount of time that this profession will ultimately demand of me.
  3. Hey all, I am currently having a bit of a crisis. I just started law school, and I’m feeling like this field is not for me. I had expectations of what law school would be like, what we would be learning, and what the lawyer’s practice would be like — and unfortunately for me, it is NOT what I thought it would be. Its not that I think that I'm incapable of doing the work involved, or that I think that it is too hard — but its a matter of me feeling like I am not interested in the law in the way that it is practiced. I do realize that its only been two weeks, but this is how I currently feel. Its been a big wake-up call for me, to say the least. On the one hand, I don't want to give up: I’ve invested a lot of time and money into being here. I also do not want to walk away from it and regret it later. I don't want to be hasty with my decision. Also, I have NO idea what I would do instead of law — everything that I have done in school and life up until now has been toward this aim. On the other hand, I don't want to continue to invest in something that I won't want to practice when I'm done the program. Law school is going to cost me about $40,000/year, and I don't want to lose that kind of money (I’m depleting my savings and taking out loans to pay for school). I have until the end of this month to receive my tuition in full back, and I believe that I can recover some of my living expenses back. Does anyone have any thought, insight, or advice for me? Thanks
  4. Living in Aylmer/Gatineau?

    Non-existent lol
  5. Living in Aylmer/Gatineau?

    Does anyone have any experience living in Gatineau or Aylmer and commuting to uOttawa via public transit? The rent in Gatineau is soooo much cheaper from what I've seen and I'm wondering how feasible this is to do without a car. Is it easy to travel to Ottawa? Does it take long? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!
  6. In Queue 2017

    Anyone still in queue? Or is queue over now that it's July
  7. Scholarships and bursaries

    Can anyone comment on this? I have also not heard back from my scholarship/bursary applications. When will we know if we've been awarded anything?
  8. Class full?

    So are saying that there may be even more spots open than I thought?! *prays to a higher power*
  9. Class full?

    Does anyone know if the class is full yet? Or a rough idea of how many spots might be left? There are 249 members in the FB group, and I know that it might not be representative of the class size ... but I assume (rightly or wrongly, I don't know) that it can't be that far off. Its technically the last week of the regular cycle, and I've seen a number of rejections on here ... but no acceptances Been in the waitpool for months now
  10. In Queue 2017

    Are you saying that there will be no more offers made until after the 3rd/4th of July?
  11. Anyone had Prof. Black or Huston before?

    Thanks for the feedback!
  12. A couple questions about enrolling for first-year.

    Hey! I had the same question & I called Ottawa yesterday. The man on the phone explained that you only need to enrol in the SG course for the fall and that will automatically register you for the winter term as well. The only course you need to register specifically for the winter term is the thematic course. Hope that helps
  13. Trying to decide on which block I should enrol in for 1L tomorrow and can't find any info on these two profs: Christina Black (Contracts) Jacqueline Huston (Dispute Resolution) Has anyone had either of these profs before? Any feedback opinions on them? Any insight into what these profs and their classes are like, and their tests/level of difficulty would be greatly appreciated!
  14. In Queue 2017

    Does anyone know if there will be any more offers made before the 22nd of June? I'm in the wait pool here, patiently waiting and praying for a miracle
  15. Waitlisted at Osgoode 2017

    Ok! Thank you for the information