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#76 CrimMajor

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 06:17 PM

Rose Godfrey sent us an email last year. There was an excel attachment, which listed everyone by section. I think it was sent on August 10th.

I'd suggest emailing Rose to ask, if nothing shows up in your Dal email soon.

On that note, you'll need to know you B# to determine your block number (not your DalNetID).



#77 realpseudonym

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:00 PM

Dalhousie is far away from Toronto. How is the OCI for Toronto?


Plenty of big and medium sized Toronto firms attend, if that's what you're asking. If you want to practice something like criminal defence or another specific type of law at a boutique, then you'll more likely have to go outside the official channels.

On Campus Interviews obviously happen on campus. But if you make it to the next stage, then you'd usually have to fly to Toronto for an in-firm interview.

#78 MrJimBusiness

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:37 AM

Rose Godfrey sent us an email last year. There was an excel attachment, which listed everyone by section. I think it was sent on August 10th.

I'd suggest emailing Rose to ask, if nothing shows up in your Dal email soon

I did get an email in regards to my block number and everything but I wasn't able to find my section letter (like A, B, or C) within the email and after I registered within my block I wasn't able to find it either!

 

EDIT: Ahhh I finally found it at the bottom of another separate attachment! Thank you again for answering and helping out!


Edited by MrJimBusiness, 18 August 2016 - 10:33 AM.

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#79 mchalifax

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:48 AM

Hey! You may not know the answer to this whatsoever - but I'm curious about wait lists and how much they moved last year? I am #2 on the resident Waitlist, accepted at UNB and wondering if I should be nixing my hopes to stay if I have not yet heard.
Thanks!

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:20 PM

I was never waitlisted, so I learned little about it. I don't know if the waitlist tends to move this late in a cycle. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will chime in. Obviously, it's getting pretty close to the semester. Based upon your June 14th posts, the resident waitlist has stayed still all summer. Anything could happen — someone could change their mind — but the odds seem kinda long at this point.

 

What do you mean by "nixing your hopes"? Are you asking whether you should emotionally prepare for rejection? If so, the answer is probably yes, but it doesn't matter that much. Rejection can be really hard, but barring some sort of mental illness or other factor, I'm sure you'll get through it. If you're asking about whether you should take practical steps to give up on Dal and go to UNB, then that's a little different.

 

I guess a couple of questions come to mind. First, do you actually want to go to UNB? Or rather, would you be okay going there? If you wouldn't for some specific reason (e.g., you have a significant other / family who you don’t want to leave, you’d suffer undue financial hardship, you have a horrible fear of rivers but not oceans, etc.), then well, maybe you have your answer. Otherwise, I think UNB will probably give you a fine legal education. Plus, it’s cheaper than Dal.

 

Second, if you’d be ok moving to Fredericton, then do you have a place to live there (with utilities and everything set-up)? If not, then it’s getting pretty late. Provided you want to go to law school this year (as opposed to waiting and maybe needing to reapply to Dal next cycle), then yeah, you should probably be preparing to move. If you haven’t already, take all the practical steps involved in going away for school.

 

Sorry, I can’t provide more insight on the waitlist itself. Good luck.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:19 AM

I was never waitlisted, so I learned little about it. I don't know if the waitlist tends to move this late in a cycle. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will chime in. Obviously, it's getting pretty close to the semester. Based upon your June 14th posts, the resident waitlist has stayed still all summer. Anything could happen — someone could change their mind — but the odds seem kinda long at this point.

 

What do you mean by "nixing your hopes"? Are you asking whether you should emotionally prepare for rejection? If so, the answer is probably yes, but it doesn't matter that much. Rejection can be really hard, but barring some sort of mental illness or other factor, I'm sure you'll get through it. If you're asking about whether you should take practical steps to give up on Dal and go to UNB, then that's a little different.

 

I guess a couple of questions come to mind. First, do you actually want to go to UNB? Or rather, would you be okay going there? If you wouldn't for some specific reason (e.g., you have a significant other / family who you don’t want to leave, you’d suffer undue financial hardship, you have a horrible fear of rivers but not oceans, etc.), then well, maybe you have your answer. Otherwise, I think UNB will probably give you a fine legal education. Plus, it’s cheaper than Dal.

 

Second, if you’d be ok moving to Fredericton, then do you have a place to live there (with utilities and everything set-up)? If not, then it’s getting pretty late. Provided you want to go to law school this year (as opposed to waiting and maybe needing to reapply to Dal next cycle), then yeah, you should probably be preparing to move. If you haven’t already, take all the practical steps involved in going away for school.

 

Sorry, I can’t provide more insight on the waitlist itself. Good luck.

 

Thanks! I do have everything sorted to go to UNB - just very much hoping I will be able to stay home and attend Dal, and curious if you may have had any insight as to when things start to move, if at all. Particularly with a cut-off date of September 16th, I was finding it hard to gauge if this was because it likely moves once the year has begun, or to encourage people to simply re-apply. 



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

Hey Guys! Appreciate you doing this thread... how do entrance scholarships work? Like would I already have one in my acceptance package or are they awarded later? 

 

Thanks!!


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#83 realpseudonym

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:13 PM

Hey Guys! Appreciate you doing this thread... how do entrance scholarships work? Like would I already have one in my acceptance package or are they awarded later? 

 

Thanks!!

 

 

I think there's usually an offer of an entrance scholarship in the acceptance letter (but I'm not sure if this is always the case). The bigger ones are handed out a little later in the cycle.  


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

Oops. Double post. 


Edited by realpseudonym, 29 January 2017 - 04:14 PM.


#85 Waverley

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:34 AM

Hey Guys! Appreciate you doing this thread... how do entrance scholarships work? Like would I already have one in my acceptance package or are they awarded later?

Thanks!!


I emailed Rose and she said some of them have been awarded (the $3000-$5000 ones) and were indicated on the admission letter - but not all of them. The larger ones will come around mid-February.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:01 PM

I think there's usually an offer of an entrance scholarship in the acceptance letter (but I'm not sure if this is always the case). The bigger ones are handed out a little later in the cycle.


I was just awarded one of the bigger scholarships requiring application today, and the email said that the automatic entrance scholarship ($5,000) I'd been offered in my acceptance letter would be offered to someone else! There were a number of larger scholarships requiring application, and probably several of the recipients had previously been offered automatic entrance scholarships. So my guess is that there will be another round of automatic entrance scholarships distributed shortly!