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  1. Garbo123

    Upper Year Summaries

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  2. Garbo123

    Insane to drop evidence?

    Western right? I'll just throw in that Sinel's remedies is HIGHLY theoretical and philisophical; it's about the farthest thing from a practical course you can get, and more on the verge of "intro to LLM". It's also a fair amount of work, both the readings and the paper. Maybe that's your cup of tea. Evidence, meanwhile, as others have stated is far more practical. If you're doing any kind of litigation work, evidence questions will pop up. Having that foundation before hand (aND a handy copy of the Sopinka text) is really handy. You can learn all this stuff after the fact, of course. Note: I took and enjoyed both classes
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    Ask a 1L student

    Western's success in Ottawa isn't incredible, especially compared to schools like Queens, Dal, and (duh) Ottawa. Ottawa firms don't OCI at Western last time I recall. That being said, people still get articling jobs there.
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    Ask a 1L student

    1L recruit is not even worth thinking about till January. It's such a crapshoot and prospects so slim that it's not something you need to be stressing out over. Realistically you will be spending your summer after 1L doing what you've always done on summers: working at some random job, travelling, hobbies, etc. It's worthwhile to mention that the same could be said for the 2L/OCI recruit (occurs July/August after 1L). They're built up to death at Western, and you should definitely make a solid effort and hedge your bets if Toronto bay street is your thing, but the odds of landing one aren't great and it's not the end of the world if you don't. It's not even the end of the world if you don't land an articling gig (recruit May-August after 2L) since many jobs are posted throughout your 3L year and even after the bar exams/graduation in June. In short: obviously try (and hedge your bets as much as possible, apply to lots of different places, etc) but don't kill yourself stressing about jobs. They'll happen eventually.
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    Ask a 1L student

    10 cents a page I think? Your summary's will probably be 50-100 pages per exam.
  6. Garbo123

    Most difficult 1L class

    Property is generally the most difficult subject for a few reasons: 1. It is a very technical area of the law 2. It features tons of words whose meaning is archaic or not easily understood 3. The law itself is archaic as it's still built off of stuff from William the Conqueror's era 4. The concepts are overly complicated, often more than what is necessary (rule against perpetuity anyone?) 5. The law is inherently abstract and intangible which can be difficult to wrap your mind around (division of ownership, title, etc)
  7. Garbo123

    Ask a 1L student

    Cherniak isn't a moot, it's trial advocacy prep (doing a examination in chief / cross examination). Great stuff to do, but not really helpful for a moot; the style is drastically different and you will never be asked a question/objection to throw you off your game. I'll add this though: you can also go to the SCC website and watch the appellate videos/read their factum's (especially handy if you're mooting that case). It's worth noting, however, that real appellate work and student mooting have some formal/stylistic differences; student mooting is often more about style/form than the substantive legal argument being put forward.
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    Ask a 1L student

    The exam schedule is decided in the summer before upper year course selection happens so yeah, you will have tons of advance notice. For 1L, the schedule is some variation of Tues/Thurs - Mon/Wed/Fri. I believe it's handed out on day one. Same goes for 2L and 3L. You can only write one exam per day so you have to think about your exam schedule when you sign up for courses.
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    Ask a 1L student

    Whenever you want. June/July is an okay point to lock something down but you can easily wait till two weeks before school if you wanted to.
  10. Garbo123

    Ask a 1L Student

    One thing to be wary about these apartments: its a nice building that comes with a steep price but it's also pretty far from everything. You're still 2km away from the law building (and gym, if that's your thing), meaning you either walk or hope you can squeeze onto a bus (which kinda defeats the purpose of living close to school). There also isn't much close by in terms of stores (grocery, drug store, liquor, etc) with the nearest ones being around Masonville. On the plus side it's right next to a park and the pathways. If you want to live close to campus try to live along Western road / on the west side. Lots of undergrads there, mind you.
  11. It's really simple: objectification = excluding effect = discrimination. Imagine what a Native American NFL player would feel like if he had to play for the Washington Redskins.
  12. Look Disengenious, law school is a lot like high school except now people have sex and alcohol (among other things). In between conversation's of whose banging who people occasionally find the time to share their opinions on a "major" news story about their law school that more than likely involves people they know, who are their friends, their significant others, and the like. People talk a lot. You hear things. That's the way it goes. You'd have to be really plugged out of law school not to know the various opinions on the situation that are floating around. It's a program of what, 600 people? You're gonna hear things. I'm not going to share them because (a) that's not my place, (b) "it lacks evidence", and © the assertion is not a giant leap of faith; it's pretty obvious. Why do you think a woman would complain about the name? Can you think of another reason? Hell, if I am a girl, I could just say "the name objectifies me" and boom we'd be done with this. Human rights law? Certainly possible due to the names discriminating effect (look up substantive equality first if you intend to reply to this). A claim need only be filed with the human rights tribunal and things could get rolling. Certainly Western Law grad's have filed "frivolous" claims before. I'm really not sure what kind of argument you think this is. Administrative (as part of the University structure)? Easy call. Legal? Probably an easy call. Random bunch of people with a stupid name? You can have your fun, but this doesn't involve a random bunch of people; it involves law students at a law school which has certain responsibilities towards the general public (at least the "don't bring the profession's reputation into disrepute" part).
  13. Is it a human rights issue? Yes, it actually can be made out to be one. Word of the wise, if you plan on going to law school you better learn to interpret the legal principles of cases and how they apply beyond the factual context in which the case took place. Am I being lazy? Yeah, but it's not my job to teach you the law. You can either self educate or go to law school; it's not my obligation to bring you up to speed. Other assertions? I'm just a Western Law student, but you know.... what do I know about what is actually happening at this school?
  14. (a) If you need "evidence" to explain how the name objectifies/sexuality then you're beyond help on this. Go read O'Malley, Central Dairy Pool, and Meiorin and you may be caught up to speed on how modern human rights law works in Canada (I lack the time or willpower to explain any further) (b) If if you actually read the article: "Scott said he learned about the team on Nov. 19 after he received an email from a female student “describing the name to me just out of the blue."
  15. Here's the context: female students felt excluded from playing intramural sports because the team name objectifies their gender/sexuality and made a complaint.
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