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  1. Professor Blair is great. He doesn't use a pure Socratic method, but he will stand in front of a 1L contracts class and ask what happened in the case. Then he will just wait until someone offers a response. If the response is wrong, he'll just say no, and wait for another answer. It's not malicious at all, it's just his style. He was one of my favourite professors.
  2. I thought Gosling merged with Morgans.
  3. Professor Keyes did an interview on the Law School Show if you want to learn more about him: http://thelawschoolshow.com/listen/professorjohnmarkkeyes-part1/
  4. I read 60-100 pages per day, depending on the type of material (some sections were easier as I was already comfortable with the material). The key for me was sitting down at the start and planning out my reading. I printed out a blank calendar and set a schedule for myself. Make sure to include some rest days. I took every Sunday off (no bar studying whatsoever!). Agreed. Making a schedule was key. I read the rules and you probably should if you have time. On the exam, I found at least a couple of questions that weren't addressed in the professional responsibility section, but rather came right from the rules. If you don't read the rules, at least know that if you can't find an answer to ethics type question in the professional responsibility section, it may be in the rules (definitely bring the rules to exam so you don't get stuck on one of these questions). My biggest tip on ethics questions is that if it quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. The ethics questions are mixed into the other sections, but they often stand out. If you've read and have a good understanding of the rules and professional responsibility sections, you can often answer these questions without looking them up (ie. save time). I read each section once, except for the professional responsibility section which I read twice. I did some highlighting as I went, so in the last few days before the exam I skimmed the materials, only really looking at the highlighted bits. I feel like this worked well because it gave me a better sense of where the material was, even if I didn't know the answer right away. No, they're mixed into other sections (see my quacks like a duck comment above).
  5. Definitely bind each section separately (including the rules/professional responsibility sections). The exam is clearly divided up into sections, with professional responsibility questions sprinkled in. It much easier to be able to toss aside a bound section once you're done with it.
  6. 2. Administrative Law Litigation is another interesting course. It's focuses on advocacy in the context of Tribunals and judicial review. It was an upper year January course when I was there.
  7. Those are old numbers. You can look up the programs here: https://www.uottawa.ca/university-fees/tuition-fees It's closer to $18,500 per year. And it increases each of the three years. I believe the cap on tuition increases for law programs each year is 5%.
  8. Good plan. But keep in mind what others said about OSAP's tax credits and flexibility of payment options which could be beneficial even after you graduate. You can reassess the benefits of low interest rate vs. tax credits in a few years when you graduate.
  9. I went back and looked at my settings like LegalizeRanch said and they look good. 'do not send me notifications' is checked and if I scroll down, all the various email notifications are unchecked. I followed Morgan's link and it looks like even though the notifications are turned off in my account settings, each thread that I've followed has a daily notification setting turned on. I'll try turning some of those off and see what happens.
  10. Hey everyone, I've tried changing various settings in the notifications section. Does anyone know how to stop LS.ca from sending the daily digest emails? Thanks!
  11. That's too bad. Mine is still collecting dust in a drawer somewhere.
  12. I used to like padmapper, but I don't think it features Kijiji ads anymore so you miss a lot.
  13. And so it begins! For everyone waiting, don't stress yourself out. This is still very early in the process. Admissions will continue for months. Congratulations to the first few!
  14. I buy into this. I wrote notes by hand, but typed my exams. I found that it made me actively listen and think about what the professor was saying. If you totally miss something, you can always ask a friend or ask the professor later. It was useful to sit next to someone who was typing so I could glance over if a missed something or wanted to check spelling. I was never distracted by email, facebook, etc. in class (yes, people in law school still spend classes browsing the internet). It worked for me and I did well academically. Check out this Freakonomics episode for more info on the whole note-taking debate: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/who-needs-handwriting/ Edit: I also found my handwritten notes when making summaries for exams. It forced me to go through all my notes and create something. For a lot of other people who had typed notes, I think the summary-making process might have been more about formatting a bunch of notes together.
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