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HoFChaos last won the day on July 21 2013

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  1. For what it's worth, the application fee is secretly two fees: one from the "greater" U of C, and a second (much smaller) fee from the faculty of law. To be frank, the two have very different views on a number of subjects, including how to raise money, what fees to waive/reduce, and for what purposes.
  2. There is no weighing process, formal or informal. New ad comm members are "taught" how to read a U of C application, including what components and what scores tend to produce successful law students and lawyers, and are shown previous class profiles and how those components/scores factored into producing those classes.
  3. Accepted to Calgary 2018

    It is not similar to access categories at other schools (which, for example, often have quotas or reserved spots specifically for applicants in certain categories).
  4. Accepted to Calgary 2018

    Just for clarification, U of C does not have an access category.
  5. Rejected From Calgary 2018

    Sure! The poster, Abii, is in at U of A because it is a matrix school (this is also why he or she heard back quickly). His or her high L2 GPA adequately compensated for his or her relatively mediocre LSAT score. At U of C, the applications process is holistic (and is detailed elsewhere in this sub-forum), and each application is fully reviewed by at least one person (this process is much slower than a matrix or partial-matrix process), and as many as three. Also, the completed files go to different members of the adcom (obviously), and each member has their own time commitments, review speed, and other factors contributing to how quickly they each turn around a file. No one factor or combination of factors guarantees acceptance, regrets, or waitlist. The adcom is carefully selected and knows exactly what the school is looking for. Simply put, the review process is designed to turn out successful law students and successful lawyers; it's pretty good at doing just that. The poster's complaining had no bearing whatsoever on the timing of the regrets decision. The poster, harveyspecter993, knows almost nothing about Canadian law schools, and even less about U of C. Good luck in the application process!
  6. Rejected From Calgary 2018

    Applicants and potential applicants, you may safely disregard everything Abii and harveyspecter993 have posted (here, and especially in the case of harveyspecter993, everywhere else on the forum, too).
  7. Should you go to law school?

    Sure, go ahead.
  8. What are in-firm interviews like?

    These are the worst questions to ask. This is for a job as a lawyer, not for stocking shelves at Safeway. These sorts of " behavioural" questions are usually a sign the interviewer doesn't have any formal HR/interviewing skills. If you are asked questions like these, obviously answer them in good faith--just take them as the first in a series of indicators that lawyers are generally crap at the business side of practicing law (giving instructions, managing people, interviewing, etc).
  9. Suits For Men

    I disagree with basically everything in your post. Actually, I think most of the content is objectively wrong. French cuffs are perfectly fine for daily wear. Just keep in mind that they look best (read: are meant to be worn) while wearing your jacket. If you are going to keep your jacket off for most of the day, you may wish to opt for barrel cuffs. Outside of truly "novelty" cufflinks, you are free to wear whatever you like. That being said, I suggest treating cufflinks like the jewelry they are: choose something that looks good and is well made. Those eight ball cufflinks probably look like crap (but if they don't: go ahead and wear them). You shouldn't be wearing "weird" ties at all. Wear nice ties. "Nice" doesn't necessarily mean "plain" or "boring," but keep the light-up Christmas tree tie at home. Yes, this seems at odds with the above "rule" on cufflinks. Welcome to fashion. You have some latitude to wear "weird" shoes (except to court). If you want to wear those voie lactee Louboutins, then go ahead (awesome shoes, by the way). Blue suede Tod's for around the office? Sure. Chestnut brown double monks? Go right ahead (those the fashion is waning on those right now). The general rule is that most lawyers--including "senior" lawyers--dress like trash, and don't know the first thing about style or fashion. These "senior lawyers" need to get the fuck over themselves. Nobody is that important. The basic navy suit with a white barrel-cuffed shirt and brown shoes is certainly the default "uniform." If you know what you are doing, you can depart from the default at any point in your career. If you don't know what you are doing or can't decide what looks good to you, then make minor changes to one element at a time. But don't let anyone tell you that you aren't "senior" enough to wear french cuffs.
  10. 0Ls: do this.

    Wait for it, wait for it.
  11. Rejected 2017

    Settle down. Nothing about the process is "unfair." The admissions committee and the admissions staff have done this all before and they do a fine job. It is impossible to provide you with "some idea of the likelihood" of acceptance. It is impossible to predict how many spots will open up and how many applicants will be admitted from those on the so-called waitlist. The faculty does not owe you any answers as to the size of the waitlist or how many spots are available (it doesn't work like that). Frankly, your entitled attitude (tagging the admissions officer, passive aggressively writing, "I'm not just talking to myself") is embarrassing.
  12. U of C indeed allowed graduates to exchange their LLB to a JD, beginning (I think) in 2013.
  13. Saadati v Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28

    Let's not pretend this was mere "ball busting."
  14. Suits For Men

    Awesome find! Glad you went with those.
  15. D+ average in 1L: Feel Broken

    Well, you can't article for yourself, that's for sure.