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Welcome to lawstudents.ca. As a new user, the best thing to do is spend a bit of time looking around to get a feel for how things work here. There is a good FAQ as well as some helpful advice on posting too much personal information (hint: you shouldn't!). Also, make sure to use the search function to see if information you are looking for has previously been provided.


We don't have a lot of rules, but please abide by the following:

  1. ONE ACCOUNT PER USER. You get one active account. Don't post under multiple usernames. Think long and hard about your username, because we probably won't change it unless you have a very good reason. Also, don't use your real name as a user name (see rule 2 below), and please try to be more creative than "somethinglawyer123" (if you aren't a lawyer, your username shouldn't make people think you are) or a variation of Lionel Hutz, Mike Ross, or another famous TV lawyer. We have lots of those already.
  2. PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. The moderators are not here to be your personal editors, so if you post too much revealing information, we absolutely won't remove it right away (people may not be around to review), and we might not remove it at all. Think about whether you want certain information publicly available on the Internet. You get one hour after you make a post to use the edit function and make changes to it. After that, the contents of that post are here forever.
  3. DON'T BE A JERK. This means no personal attacks, no disparaging or "calling out" other users, no posting personal information about others users, etc. Moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any posts, and suspend any users who are breaching the spirit of this rule. If you can't post here without being a jerk to other users, your account will probably be suspended. Also, don't create a new account to get around a suspension and then plead you are a new user who just happens to have the same posting style and geographical residence as the old poster. Seriously. Just go away.

Since you want to go into law (or are already in it in some capacity), you should also make sure you read the Terms & Conditions.

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I suppose it's time to bump this.


Read. Follow. It isn't hard.

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