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  1. Ambit

    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    Anyways, it doesn't really matter for this threads purposes. If you are at X place in your class at U of T (or UBC) you have an advantage over someone at X place at TRU. But that doesn't mean TRU isn't "reputable." It is. There are no Cooley's in Canada.
  2. Ambit

    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    I do though - usually people in the Van recruit with weak grades still do well getting OCI's, then pick up 2-3 infirms.
  3. Ambit

    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    Yes, but the proportion is still much larger. There are students with straight P's (close to the bottom of the class) at U of T that get hired in OCI's.
  4. Ambit

    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    One makes more sense than the other. What employer is turning down the gold medalist from Queen's?
  5. You can get into a Canadian law school with a 3.3. Check the Windsor / TRU / UNB threads.
  6. Ambit

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Only Yokels wear white after Davies PFO's.
  7. Ambit

    E&E Books Canadian?

    Not if they are based on American law. You are more likely to confuse yourself.
  8. Ambit

    Worried B- student

    Where do you rank in your class? And what school is this?
  9. As someone who is in the middle of bar exams and has one tomorrow, do not rely on your bar admin stuff if its BC.
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    thoughts on canadian law firm rankings?

    As always is the answer to this question, it is difficult to answer the prestige question because it can mean so many things. Do you mean: Prestige that will get some girl's interest at a bar?: then all firms are equal. Really, nobody cares past saying you are a lawyer, which to some will be impressive. Prestige that other lawyers will be impressed with: Varies on practice group ,. But for the most part, nobody cares. Prestige that your law school friends will be impressed with you?: I guess your list is fine for solicitor work as long as it is contained to Toronto. For lit work you need to really rethink things. Some boutiques are more impressive than all the big firms. BLG, McCarthy's, and Faskens are bigger players here. Davies is not. For other cities, everything gets scrambled, some firms disappear, others become much more prominent. Anyways do you really care? Or, in your heart of hearts, are you really just after: Prestige that makes you feel good about yourself: Alas, this kind of prestige is, in my experience, only an illusion. As soon as you attain the level you think makes you feel good, you realize how empty it is.
  11. Ambit

    thoughts on canadian law firm rankings?

    Certainly harder to get a job at a Henein or a Stockwoods than it is to get one at Blakes.
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    UK Law School Graduates

    It's (2). It's an effort by schools without law schools to get in on the action. And it's horrible to see.
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    UK Law School Graduates

    I would strongly advise any high schoolers reading this to not do such a thing no matter how certain you are about wanting to practice law, except maybe if you get into Oxbridge or if you have roots in the UK and want to stay. You will be at a double disadvantage coming back home, being both younger and having a less well perceived degree. Do undergrad, do well, then apply to law school if you still want to be a lawyer in 4 years.
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    Chances 3.7 and 168

    U of T's average will be slightly deflated by the weighing they put on different degrees. If OP goes to a school that gets marked down by U of T, (s)he might be in for a bit of a surprise. OP - PM me your undergrad school / degree. I don't know how all of them get treated and my info is slightly out of date, but I might be able to give you a better idea.
  15. I think it's more lawyers doing a sorta general practice thing.