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#26 QuincyWagstaff

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 09:48 PM

Flat out lie, unless 90-100% is a very few.


I've heard the placement rate for 2016 graduates is, thus far, a fraction of that.

#27 Bure10

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:23 AM

I've heard the placement rate for 2016 graduates is, thus far, a fraction of that.

 

Really?  I know the first two classes are near 100% so a fraction of that just doesnt make sense.



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

I've heard the placement rate for 2016 graduates is, thus far, a fraction of that.

 

Oh yikes, does anyone have any more info on this? I wonder what would cause such a significant change from the previous two years.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:34 AM

I sent an email to the career services person about this year's articling rates. So hopefully we'll have an official answer soon.

When I went to see her in the spring she said the only people who didn't get articles in the class of 2015, were

1) a person who was only looking in Kamloops,
2) a person who was only looking in Toronto. 

I personally think that reflects a lot more on the students than it does on TRU as a whole. If your completely inflexible in your location demands when your starting your career, your going to have a harder time no matter what you do or where you go. 
 


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 02:17 PM

I sent an email to the career services person about this year's articling rates. So hopefully we'll have an official answer soon.

When I went to see her in the spring she said the only people who didn't get articles in the class of 2015, were

1) a person who was only looking in Kamloops,
2) a person who was only looking in Toronto. 

I personally think that reflects a lot more on the students than it does on TRU as a whole. If your completely inflexible in your location demands when your starting your career, your going to have a harder time no matter what you do or where you go. 
 

 

Everyone who wanted to practice law in the class of 2015 eventually got articles.  



#31 auxilium00

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 01:29 PM

Hi, 

 

Any ideas on when the book list goes up for 1L? Also, what is a rough cost of the books? 

 

I appreciate the responses. 



#32 megatron7

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:29 AM

I have a question I just thought of.

I have a Mac, but I've never purchased Word, Excel ect, for it because the program only lasts 1-2 years (I believe) before you have to buy it again.

 

I do have Pages, Numbers, and the other comparable programs for Mac.

 

Is that going to be an issue? Should I invest in getting Word before school starts?



#33 Eeee

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:38 AM

I have a question I just thought of.

I have a Mac, but I've never purchased Word, Excel ect, for it because the program only lasts 1-2 years (I believe) before you have to buy it again.

 

wrong.



#34 megatron7

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:12 AM

The last time I looked it up (about 5 years ago) that was the case.

It appears you can spend 79.99 for a 1 year subscription, unless you're a student.... in which it's $79.99 for 4 years.



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:42 AM

Yeah, that's the cheap kind of office where it expires, for a couple hundred bucks (edit: I looked it up and $149 gets it permanently, but only on PC) you can get a license that doesn't expire. Though in your case you might only want the four year version. 

 

Bear in mind that buying a PC laptop is so cheap that if you wanted to shell out for a 500 laptop and 100 bucks for office, you would probably have something nearly comparable in terms of ability to browse facebook, do homework, and run skype as any 4 year old mac.


Edited by celli660, 04 July 2016 - 10:44 AM.


#36 nicknameorpseudonym

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:36 AM

Yeah, that's the cheap kind of office where it expires, for a couple hundred bucks (edit: I looked it up and $149 gets it permanently, but only on PC) you can get a license that doesn't expire. Though in your case you might only want the four year version. 

 

Bear in mind that buying a PC laptop is so cheap that if you wanted to shell out for a 500 laptop and 100 bucks for office, you would probably have something nearly comparable in terms of ability to browse facebook, do homework, and run skype as any 4 year old mac.

 

 

 

149$ one time purchase for Office 2016 suite for Mac that doesn't expire.


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#37 MissJE

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:38 AM

I have a question I just thought of.
I have a Mac, but I've never purchased Word, Excel ect, for it because the program only lasts 1-2 years (I believe) before you have to buy it again.
 
I do have Pages, Numbers, and the other comparable programs for Mac.
 
Is that going to be an issue? Should I invest in getting Word before school starts?


Last year TRU offered 1 free year of Microsoft Office through the MyTru portal. Not sure if they plan to do the same this year but it might be worth waiting to see. I know they offered it a few weeks before classes started last fall.
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#38 lawschoolsucks

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 08:41 PM

Oh yikes, does anyone have any more info on this? I wonder what would cause such a significant change from the previous two years.

 

There has been a significant drop from the first two years. It was shocking because it was quite a drop in just one year. Not sure what else to say about this. Finding I job is not easy (I am currently looking for articling myself). But if you put in the work to apply and network something should come your way.

 

I have a question I just thought of.

I have a Mac, but I've never purchased Word, Excel ect, for it because the program only lasts 1-2 years (I believe) before you have to buy it again.

 

I do have Pages, Numbers, and the other comparable programs for Mac.

 

Is that going to be an issue? Should I invest in getting Word before school starts?

 

I have used the Mac programs through my 2 years of law school. The only issue I have found is that I have to convert my documents to word or PDF to send them to people or submit assignments online. But not really a big deal beyond that.



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:32 PM

Hi, 
 
Any ideas on when the book list goes up for 1L? Also, what is a rough cost of the books? 
 
I appreciate the responses.


As far as I recall, the TRU online bookstore listed the new semester's book list some time in mid August. Once you get your schedule and section numbers in early August I'd recommend keeping an eye on the online bookstore. However, it's a good idea to hold off on buying books until the week before classes since upper years will begin posting their books for sale about then.

Last year I got most of my texts used and paid about $500 total I believe. You'll obviously spend much more buying them all new. Also during orientation week, your profs should let you know if old editions will be acceptable.
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#40 nicknameorpseudonym

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:38 AM

There has been a significant drop from the first two years. It was shocking because it was quite a drop in just one year. Not sure what else to say about this. Finding I job is not easy (I am currently looking for articling myself). But if you put in the work to apply and network something should come your way.

 

 

How concerning should this "significant drop" be to incoming 1Ls?



#41 AntelopeofZeus

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 06:42 AM

As far as official statistics go, this is what the Career services person told me about the class of 2016

 

" Unfortunately, it’s still a bit too early for the Class of 2016’s stats - like other Canadian law schools, we will not have articling data to share until 6-9 months after graduation."



#42 AntelopeofZeus

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:22 AM

There has been a significant drop from the first two years. It was shocking because it was quite a drop in just one year. Not sure what else to say about this. Finding I job is not easy (I am currently looking for articling myself). But if you put in the work to apply and network something should come your way.

 

Any idea if the people who were really struggling to find articles were the Vancouver or bust kind of people? Or did it effect people who were willing to move around as well?


Edited by AntelopeofZeus, 07 July 2016 - 07:22 AM.


#43 googs

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 02:08 PM

The class size for 2015/2016 basically doubled from 2014/2015. I think that explains some of it. 


Edited by googs, 10 July 2016 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 12:17 PM

Is there an active legal clinic at the school?  I am currently at the U of M and have had the chance to go to court already.  Some info on this would be great...



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 02:23 PM

Is there an active legal clinic at the school?  I am currently at the U of M and have had the chance to go to court already.  Some info on this would be great...

 

http://lawstudents.c...tions/?p=601306

 

hope this helps