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#251 LLLAW

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

So I've read on this forum that some people received bursaries around December. Is there a second round of bursaries that goes out around then? I thought it was just the one round that happened during the summer for the beginning of the academic year.


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#252 bernard

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

So I've read on this forum that some people received bursaries around December. Is there a second round of bursaries that goes out around then? I thought it was just the one round that happened during the summer for the beginning of the academic year.

 

I think my 1L bursary was in the summer before 1L started and my 2L bursary was in Dec/Jan of 2L. Others can chime in if they had a different experience.


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#253 123tr

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 10:32 AM

How strenuous are the 2 modules due by the end of O-week? 



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 10:40 AM

Not strenuous, they really should not be a concern for you. They are pass/fail and if you fail you just redo the assignment. That being said, if you can get them done before O-week starts I would do it so that you can focus on enjoying the week!


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#255 pinkroses

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 06:00 PM

Not strenuous, they really should not be a concern for you. They are pass/fail and if you fail you just redo the assignment. That being said, if you can get them done before O-week starts I would do it so that you can focus on enjoying the week!

 

do you know when we find out if we passed or failed the quizzes? i just submitted mine but didn't get any results. Thanks!



#256 corruptfate

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

do you know when we find out if we passed or failed the quizzes? i just submitted mine but didn't get any results. Thanks!

Inside the course on OWL, on the right hand side, click on gradebook



#257 pinkroses

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:53 PM

Inside the course on OWL, on the right hand side, click on gradebook

 

Ohhhh thank you!



#258 lucysweb2001

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:09 AM

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me with this. I'm moving into 205 Oxford and will have my car with me the entire time I'm in London. Since our building's parking garage is under construction, I was told that there is a free lot near by where I can park my car at. I searched around on google map and the only lot that seems to fit the description is the 75 Ann Street building.  Can anyone give me a bit more information regarding residential parking? Anything is appreciated.   



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:12 PM

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me with this. I'm moving into 205 Oxford and will have my car with me the entire time I'm in London. Since our building's parking garage is under construction, I was told that there is a free lot near by where I can park my car at. I searched around on google map and the only lot that seems to fit the description is the 75 Ann Street building.  Can anyone give me a bit more information regarding residential parking? Anything is appreciated.   

 

Hey! Hope this isn't too late. I'm at 205 as well. However, for the time before that, I was parking at 75 Ann.

Basically, go over to 75 Ann. Right when you walk in, you'll see the main office. Just tell them that you're at 205 and need a parking spot. They'll give you a parking decal and a remote, which will give you access to the underground garage. It's kind of annoying, but the walk from 75 to 205 isn't too bad.

Private message me if you have any other questions! 



#260 lucysweb2001

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

Thanks!! Not too late at all! I'm parked at 75 Ann now.



#261 lawisneato

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:24 PM

Quick question: Could anyone confirm that tomorrow is supposed to be business formal? The invitation wasn't terribly clear whether or not tomorrow required a suit and tie (at least, I didn't think "business attire" was unequivocal). Thanks.

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 03:01 PM

Quick question: Could anyone confirm that tomorrow is supposed to be business formal? The invitation wasn't terribly clear whether or not tomorrow required a suit and tie (at least, I didn't think "business attire" was unequivocal). Thanks.


Someone on the Facebook page confirmed it was suit and tie. So that's what I will be wearing at least

#263 EIIeWoods

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:15 AM

I am currently struggling to keep up with and understand all of the cases in the readings. Does anyone have any study tips?



#264 bernard

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 03:18 PM

I am currently struggling to keep up with and understand all of the cases in the readings. Does anyone have any study tips?

 

Read your summary* before you do the readings. This way you'll know the point of the case before you start and you'll be able to navigate the reasoning more easily. You also don't have to read every word of every case. That kind of studying will lead to burn out more often than it will lead to an improved understanding of the materials. For some courses it may be appropriate to spend most of your time learning the summary, rather than the readings.

 

*assuming you're taking the path of least resistance and are already relying on the amazing summaries that are floating around/in the 1L dropbox. If you're making your own summaries, well, that might something to reconsider.

 

Alternatively: sleep less, eat quicker, and read faster.



#265 bluesclues58

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:01 PM

I am currently struggling to keep up with and understand all of the cases in the readings. Does anyone have any study tips?

 

 

This isn't exactly a study tip.... but don't forget too that you will get much better at reading and understanding the cases through the course of the term. Cases are often written with the assumption that the reader already knows certain things about the law and the legal system. I remember spending ages at the beginning of 1L reading cases and trying to draw inferences to figure out things that I now take for granted. For example, lots of cases are confusing until you have a clear idea of how appellate review works. I can definitely sympathize- readings take forever at the beginning of 1L. That said,  if you stick with it things will probably improve- soon enough you'll know more about the system, have a better sense of the structure legal reasoning and be more familiar with legal terminology. 



#266 wdym1234

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:45 PM

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:15 AM

do you run into many students admitted with sub 160 lsats?

I did, so it for sure happens. Also made Dean's List in 1L so don't stress about your LSAT, not really a good indicator of law school performance. 



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:29 AM

Quick question regarding summaries: Do we leave them after the exam or do we take it with us? Also, I've seen some upper years with binded summaries, is this necessary? Where does one get binding done? Would stapling or putting it in a binder do the trick? 



#269 Rearden

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 12:28 PM

Quick question regarding summaries: Do we leave them after the exam or do we take it with us?  

No, you take them with you.

 

Also, I've seen some upper years with binded summaries, is this necessary?

It's not necessary, but I liked having them bound -- doing so forced me to stop tinkering with my summary.

 

Where does one get binding done? Would stapling or putting it in a binder do the trick? 

I go to Creative Services in the UCC, but many people use their own binders.  It comes down to personal preference.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

How does the Yamana Sustainability Certificate work in conjunction with your other law courses? Does it mean you will just have a heftier course load having to take earth sciences courses? 

 

How competitive are Pro Bono student placements? And are they performed during the school year in L2+? 


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#271 pinkroses

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:03 PM

How does the Yamana Sustainability Certificate work in conjunction with your other law courses? Does it mean you will just have a heftier course load having to take earth sciences courses? 

 

How competitive are Pro Bono student placements? And are they performed during the school year in L2+? 

 

No idea about the sustainability certificate but as for PBSC yep they're performed during the school year, but they're available to 1Ls as well as 2/3Ls. There are about 20ish projects each year and they mostly all take a few people. I think you can apply to 3 of them so you have relatively good chances of getting 1 but if you apply to really competitive/popular projects it's not a guarantee.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:37 AM

Hi Western Law students, sorry if this question has already been asked (I didn't want to look through all 11 pages). But I hoping to hear from someone who made the decision to take a year or two off before starting law after undergrad, and why they think this is or isn't a good decision. Any input is appreciated, thanks!



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

Hi Western Law students, sorry if this question has already been asked (I didn't want to look through all 11 pages). But I hoping to hear from someone who made the decision to take a year or two off before starting law after undergrad, and why they think this is or isn't a good decision. Any input is appreciated, thanks!

 

Not at Western, but I think anyone in the situation can provide a useful answer for you. I took a few years off after undergrad before applying to law school. I'll be starting in September and feel really good about my decision. 

 

1. Chance to grow up a bit. The difference in my outlook on pretty much everything has changed since leaving school. I think the level of maturity and mental readiness for law school has increased significantly over the last few years away from school. I didn't do anything life changing or anything, but I think I just grew up a bit. It's hard to explain, but I feel more "grown up" - maybe I grew up. Hah. 

 

2. Opportunity to earn some money. You can save up for some cool trips and experiences, which you can later discuss in interviews. You can save up to pay off that expensive law school tuition or previous debts.

 

3. Use the time to create experiences. Get a cool job or volunteer somewhere. Go start a company and (most likely) fail. You'll feel good for trying and you'll definitely learn some cool things along the way. The experience will probably help you stand out during interviews, as there's a ton of K-JD students at law school. 

 

You'll have your own motivations for taking a year or two off, so no one can really give you an idea of whether you should do this or not. Some people are ready for law school at age 20, some aren't ready at age 30. I needed a few years to develop some useful skills and grow, and I couldn't  be happier with my decision. 


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#274 donoghuevstevenson

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:08 AM

Most important question: I heard from an alumnus Western has a drunk moot. Does this still happen?



#275 3rdGenLawStudent

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

Been accepted into Queens and Western, trying to develop pros/cons list for both. Graduating from UWaterloo, I've lived off campus in Waterloo and loved it. Things I care about when considering Western: School atmosphere, helpfulness of profs/staff, living arrangements (student housing, transportation), and city life
With that in mind, what would be the 5 things you like best about Western Law, and the 5 things you like least?
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