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  1. Is there any particular reason 11-point font is preferable over 12-point?
  2. I'm in Toronto and am looking for the newest edition of the M&A treatise. Please PM me if you are selling.
  3. What are you talking about? You made so many assumptions that I don't even know where to start. I'm pretty sure coming up with conclusions based on nothing more than assumptions is also not helpful in the practice of law. I even cited a case where they clearly demonstrate how easy to manipulation all of this is (the same wouldn't be true for, say, internal medicine, where they get to actually check your vitals, and use medicine that isn't primarily a checklist of behaviors). I've studied exactly what I was talking about in school; case after case demonstrating the glaring flaws of psychiatry. I'm definitely not talking out of 'total ignorance'. And I'm pretty sure that 'working with an expert directly in a situation where their expertise determined someone's right to something they were claiming' is not the only way to inform yourself. If that were true, then much of what is spewed on this board is out of total ignorance, and I just don't believe that to be the case. Psychiatry is different from the other medical practices because it is so much more subjective (there's no MRI scan, there's no checking of the vitals - none of those are part of most checklists). Ask any medical student, resident, or doctor, and I'm fairly confident they'll tell you the same thing (I've had conversations with many). I agree with oomph - unfortunately it's the best we have. Doctor's don't always get it right (and psychiatrists get it wrong even more frequently). But they are obviously more qualified to make the call than the administration at schools is, and especially more qualified to make the call than we are.
  4. And now they have the option to get accommodation at school.
  5. I definitely agree with you there. I don't think anything I said could lead you to believe that I think an ADHD diagnosis (for example) will lead you to get accommodated enough to 'make law school a breeze'. I think students should be accommodated, but to a reasonable degree. However, almost any psychiatric documentation is enough to get at least some accommodation, and I think it's naive to think that people aren't using that to game the system, because it really isn't as difficult to do as some on this thread have suggested.
  6. I'm frankly surprised that there is as much trust in experts as I'm witnessing here, particularly when talking about psychiatrists. I personally know more than one person who has successfully faked having ADHD for the sake of getting a prescription. The DSM is based around checklists. There are psychiatrists out there who will mechanically move through the checklist, and if you hit enough points, you will be diagnosed. They do not get to see you in your daily life to determine how your 'condition' is actually affecting you. Most of the tests they perform (from the already limited number available to them) leave room for a lot of subjectivity. They primarily gain insight through anecdotes that you tell them sitting in a chair beside them. That's hardly medicine, and it's hard to see how it could lead to reliable and consistent results. The Rosenham experiment is just one example of how inaccurate and open to manipulation the practice is. All of this is not to imply that people with genuine conditions shouldn't be accommodated (I truly believe they should be, within a reasonable degree). I simply wanted to comment on this idea that just because there's a doctor's note, it must be real and there is no chance the person 'gamed the system'.
  7. You're right, one or two firms' specific experience while ignoring all other 'hard facts' is enough. Case settled. I obviously believe that's a big factor - and I also believe that you definitely know what you're talking about (no sarcasm when I say that), I just think there is more to it. That's all.
  8. maximumbob - you strike down the assumption that U of T offers an advantage over other schools for employability by making another assumption of your own, namely, that U of T does so well because of the students they accept. They are both assumptions, and it seems silly to be convinced that only one is at play. The reality is both factors are relevant in explaining the employment statistics. The student body is obviously, on average, more impressive, but there are plenty of 'hints' that by the sheer fact of attending U of T you are increasing your odds of getting the most sought after legal jobs.
  9. U of T also gives you an opportunity to network with associates from Bay St. during your 2 hour lunch period - no other school gives you that kind of access. You don't have to travel 2 hours from London to go for a coffee, you simply take a 5 minute subway ride.
  10. Is it generally a bad sign if your in-firm interviews don't include any partners at the firm?
  11. I haven't read the entire thread, but here's an opinion from a current U of T student. Getting 'average' grades at U of T is really easy. With the new grading system, it takes very little to get a 'P'. Thus, if you really dislike law school, you can ride it out with all P's, and still be considered a B student. I know people currently at U of T that HATED law school, and barely tried. Actually, I should say, they tried enough to get 'average' grades. Regardless, they were able to secure Big Law/Sister 7 interviews, and ended up with awesome Bay Street jobs. These same people, if they were at other schools and barely trying, would also probably be at the median, but with no Sister 7 interviews. Clearly there are at least some advantages of going to U of T. Personally, and I might be biased, but I believe there are many other advantages that you can't even quantify, but I digress. One last thing: it's really hard to believe that reputation barely matters. Some firms hold literally twice as many OCI's at U of T compared to Osgoode - a school that has almost twice the U of T class size. That's an obvious advantage. And when you factor in the grading scheme, it's hard to argue that there's no difference where YOU as one individual goes to school. 0Ls - good luck!
  12. Whatttt, we haven't even applied yet (u of toronto). Don't stress us out already lol
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