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  2. I have yet to figure out how to apply for on campus residence at all. Help? 😛
  3. Western has said that they hope to have most of their decisions made by May 31st, so it's more than likely you will hear back by then. Until then, you can assume that they haven't reviewed your application yet.
  4. Where you get your undergraduate degree doesn't matter, what you do and how you do while getting your degree does. Pick a school that best aligns with your interests and puts you in the best position to succeed. Just make sure you work hard and get good grades, and take part in extra-curricular activities when you can. If you're interested in and enjoy law & society and/or criminology, take it. If you're as set on law school as it seems you are then you shouldn't have worry about it not working out. And I say that as someone who actually graduated with a law & society major and a crim minor from Laurier's Brantford campus who has still been accepted to law school. Not being in Toronto for your undergrad doesn't put you at a disadvantage when it comes to law school admissions, all that matters is what you do with your time at whichever university campus you spend it.
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  6. Hey, Im currently finishing grade 12 and planning on attending law school in the future but first I need to get my BA but I have a hard time picking a university. The one thing I'm sure of is that I want to study in Toronto which narrows it down to three alternatives, York, U of T or Ryerson. Initially, I had my eyes set on U of T based on what I had heard about student experiences and overall quality but the tuition fees are extremely expensive. I'm not trying to major in debts, law schools expensive enough on its own. Then I turned to York which seemed more affordable, more courses to pick from and aproachable teachers but I would have to deal with a long commute. Last but not least we have Ryerson, not so expensive either and way shorter commute but I don't know if the quality of education is any good? As for the program, I was looking at some criminology or law and society because those are what I enjoy but I can't disregard that I need to get a good GPA to get a chance at law school at all. I also have to keep my options open if Law School does not work out and having a BA in arts or criminology wouldn't be to much help, I need to be able to get a job after uni. Then there is the fact that I would like to work with corporate law, so would a business program be better in the long run? Are there any business & law programs? Should I pick the easiest way to secure good grades? Is U of T worth all that money? Which of the schools offer a more secure environment and a good community? Soo... I would love if anyone that has attended/ is attending either of the schools could share their knowledge and experiences, or any advice at all would be good too! Every opinion is welcomed Thanks in advance
  7. Some work experience, and I was an athlete. Nothing too special.
  8. It sounds to me like you’re ready to go solo 🙂
  9. Firm is very unspecialised, basically like working for a solo in a small town. On 2, I'm just attributing a ratio to me based on 10k per month for the office divided by 5 staff. Perhaps that should be more with if accounting for the receptionist, but I'm also pulling the phone to pick up for people when nobody else is around so I figure that would even out. With respect to three, if I don't do it then it won't get done and I prefer to have those things for at least the veneer of professionalism it brings.
  10. Where is this financial questionnaire form? And once it's done, where do I submit it? Where is the option to submit this mini essay? The whole bursary system at Ottawa seems upside down to me.
  11. You have to fill out the financial questionnaire
  12. I spoke with a 2L at Windsor a few days ago and he said that during his orientation they went on a boat cruise along the Detroit river and they received a smudging session from an aboriginal elder among other events. I don't know if they keep the orientation week the same every year though so maybe someone else could chime in as well. If we don't get a boat cruise I would hope a few of us would go to Caesers Windsor since it looks like they get a ton of really good entertainers coming through (through April and May I think they have Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari, Kansas, and Brad Paisley performing). If we do get a boat cruise, catch me at the front steering the ship like Dwight
  13. In my experience, they were substantive in terms of questions about relevant rulings and also asked a lot about social issues, your comfort level with people with mental illness, addictions etc. There were also a lot of “what would you do?” questions to test your judgment. And then just questions about your undergrad, electives, extra-curriculars etc.
  14. I haven't heard anything either. I don't think they've read all applications yet. Especially if you wrote the January LSAT.
  15. 40% is low. 50% is normal. But all depends on the quality of work. If you’re in a specialized area like aviation or tax law where the firm brings in great clients who you can bill all day for then 40% may be good, but if you’re bringing in your own clients then you might as well go solo if they won’t do a reasonable %.
  16. Yeah there are likely over 50 scholarships you may be eligible for. The majority simply require a statement that demonstrates your 'interest in social justice issues,' for which you have the option to submit the same 250-500 word essay across the board. However, others are more specific to certain interests, so you'll have to create different submissions for those. I just completed all mine today and it feels good to have it over and done with
  17. Re: 1 - I have heard of any of those (split gets smaller in your favour with higher billings, you get to keep a bigger percentage of files you find, etc.) Depends on your boss and their expenses etc. 2: Depends. Rent, phones, photocopier, fax, office supplies, insurance/license fees, property insurance, etc. 2k/month for office expenses seems low to me but it depends on office size and location. 3: I would not do those types of things on a non-billable basis for someone else’s office. I would only do it for myself if I were a sole. For a boss, only if they reasonably compensate me.
  18. Hi all, I'm finishing my articles in a couple of months and I am beginning to interview with different public and private sector organizations. I have an interview with a community legal clinic in around a week (I'd really like the job) and was wondering if anyone had any insight into how those interviews are structured? At my existing employer I do similar practice areas, i.e., administrative law, labour-employment, benefits, and civil litigation -- but, I was wondering if the interview will likely be substantive? I want to know if I should brush up on areas I don't normally do, as right now I work for an institutional client (municipality). I've talked it over with a friend who works in a different practice area at legal aid and, as a starting point, she told me to expect a substantive interview. The main practice areas are landlord-tenant, employment, and miscellaneous civil litigation (social assistance, police law, etc). Thanks!
  19. I believe you are missing some steps. You have to apply for specific scholarships (click on search and select the scholarships you want to apply for). Different scholarships have different application requirements. Make sure you apply for the Admission Scholarships (English or French depending on your program), which require filling out a Financial Questionnaire. By applying to the Admission Scholarships, you will be considered for a list of scholarships (10-12 or so). However, there are also a number of other scholarships that require separate applications.
  20. I was confused as well, but I just estimated everything. Also it does say projected financial questionnaire, so I don't think they expect us to have exact numbers. It also can be edited, up until July I believe. I wouldn't worry about it too much, I did a bit higher than I was expecting for rent just to be safe.
  21. Yes, it’s been done every year so far, so I can’t see why your year would be any different. No clue who would be making it, or when, though. There is also a general page for all students past and present which you’ll be able to join as well. You could always ask there and one of the 3Ls will let you know about the 2022 page.
  22. There goes your strawman. We're not saying you're arguing in bad faith (at least I'm not). I'm saying you're wrong on your premise, so your conclusion is pointless to discuss in the context of ryerson.
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