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  1. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I actually agree with @pzabbythesecond insofar as the distinction between positive and negative rights is muddy, to put it mildly. I disagree with their interpretation of discrimination, though. If my religion demands I go to a school which only admits white people, that is not something which would be allowed, and rightfully so. Race and religion are both protected classes - why is a school that only admits professed Christians to the exclusion of Muslims, Jewish people, etc. any different from a school that would only admit white people?
  2. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    Alright, it's a good question. I don't have a simple answer because there aren't simple answers. But I suppose I would prefer that Canadian schools didn't partner with religious schools, no. As for transfers, I don't know enough about the existing system of transfers to say anything. I have family that got into McMaster for free back when it was a Baptist University, because my great-grandfather was a minister. Now it's a secular, public university. It's not unheard of. For some reason I'm having a hard time making a concise response to the first part, but in response to the second, consider that there are many legitimate reasons that people would find it completely unacceptable to attend a Christian institution. For example, Indigenous people who consider it a colonial religion. I don't think freedom of religion in that case overrides the concern for having a non-discriminatory school system.
  3. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    @epeeist I've been pretty clear, I'm opposed to religious-based schooling. I realize that it's not how the system actually works, so I'm not really sure how pointing out that students who study at religious institutions can become lawyers is some gotcha. I'm well aware. I still believe that education should be purely secular, but that for historical and political reasons it isn't and won't be anytime soon. It's not a comment on the ability of religious institutions to produce quality lawyers, it's about the principle of secularism.
  4. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    That's an interesting way of misrepresenting my point. I believe that all students should go through the same educational institutions regardless of religion, cultural or ethnic background, sexual orientation, race, class, etc. One, secular, system. We don't have separate fire departments for the rich, and we don't have separate highways for Catholics. Part of the whole reason we have socialized medicine is so that poor and rich alike have equal access to necessary care (regardless of how true that actually is...) When private schools draw rich children out of the public school system, those parents inevitably don't want to pay for public schools. It leeches resources from the public school system and ingrains inequality at the earliest stages of life. I know it's not going to happen anytime soon, for obvious political and legal reasons, but that doesn't mean I don't think it's a good idea. And for the record, I went through both Catholic and public schools.
  5. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I know... Ideally I'd like to see the closing of religious and private schools across the board, at all levels of education, but I'm not holding my breath.
  6. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    While it's great that TWU has dropped the covenant, I still don't want them accredited. We shouldn't be allowing private religious institutions to train secular professionals. Private universities, especially religious universities, create long-term accessibility problems. If TWU were accredited, that would mean that Christians would have 17 schools to apply to, and non-Christians (or LGBT+ people or whoever else devout Christians don't like) would only have 16. Even if it's not mandatory, it's still a legal education that is intertwined with one particular religious tradition to the exclusion of others. The legal profession is formally independent, but the legal system is a concrete expression of state power, and the law is a profession with a unique public interest. Allowing religious institutions to train lawyers is against the principle of separation of religious and secular state function, or at the very least against the principles of anti-discriminatory ethics and secularism in law.
  7. Gym Memberships for Law Students

    I think what the above is getting at is that in administrative terms (tuition, government, structure, etc.) they're undergraduate. But since it requires a prior degree and the incoming students are about 25 instead of 18-19, it's treated more like other professional degrees like a bachelor's in education or medicine. No one treats med students like they're undergrad, although they technically are.
  8. Course Load

    As far as I know they wouldn't even consider it.
  9. Merit Scholarships

    Is there any way to find out what schools will offer in scholarships other than just applying? I'd like to consider schools like UofO, but when compared to McGill, the extra $10k is a tough sell. I don't qualify for financial need, but I still need to keep costs down, so looking at merit. My stats are 3.9x / 164.
  10. Admission Advice Please on Application

    You may have a chance with schools that will drop credits, like UBC, or that will take your best 2 years. You'd have to ask admissions departments. Going to have to rewrite the LSAT though. Don't go out of Canada. Just don't do it, those schools take advantage of students who can't get in in Canada. I'd say the most likely path for you to get admitted is to work for a few years, and apply to schools as a mature applicant. Especially if the work experience is law-related, that would be a plus I'm sure. But as always, ask the schools' admissions. I don't think it's impossible, but it's an uphill hike.
  11. LOC with no co-signor and poor credit score

    The world does not revolve around you.
  12. "when professionals form strict cartels thats commulism" hmm
  13. Your friend should contact a law school admissions department and ask, but it sounds like a very bad idea. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A program the length of a normal uni program but easier and granting two additional diplomas? Somehow I'm skeptical.
  14. Moving as a lawyer

    Law is not a portable degree, generally speaking. That said, does anyone have experience with either moving from one province to another as a member of the former's bar, or any experience with moving to another country, particularly the UK/EU? I found some information on Canadian national mobility in law, but I can't really make much sense of it. Even less so for immigration-related information.
  15. Transferring from L1 USA to L2 Ontario

    Congrats on the transfer, don't know how you swung that.
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