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  1. Hi, 

    I have a couple simple questions regarding the TFI test that anglophones have to take to get accepted to Quebec's civil law schools.

    1) Do all civil law schools require passing the test? 

    2) Do you take the test once you are accepted (conditional acceptance) or are you supposed to take it before you apply (like the LSAT)?

    3) How difficult is the test? I'm an anglophone but i've lived in Montreal my whole life. I struggle with speaking and writing without making mistakes, but I understand the language almost perfectly. How much preparation is recommended? 

    Thanks for the help! :)


  2. In your opinion, what are the best Arts majors that prepare you for law school? I plan on doing political science but I'm debating between philosophy, history and economics as my 2nd major (I find all three interesting so i can't decide, leaning towards philosophy at the moment). Also, if someone does 1 major and 3 minors, do you think that law schools will look at them negatively because they didn't do 2 majors or honours? Ideally, I'd love to do a major in political science, minor in history, minor in philosophy and a minor in french, but I'm afraid that it will look like I slacked off.

     

    By the way, I'm the one who posted the McGill vs Concordia undergrad question a while ago and if anyone is wondering....I chose McGill. 


  3. A friend of mine graduated from poli sci at McGill, and she said that it was hard as hell, consistently with what many other people said. On the other hand, being in McGill you'll be surrounded by very competitive people, and that will keep you on your toes more-so than it will be the case at Concordia. For me it's a no brainer that McGill is a better choice. Reputation is not only an asset when applying to law, it's also an asset when you sit in the library at 4AM and ask yourself why are you doing all this, but it happens that that lifestyle is highly shared by McGill students. You'll have premeds, and wanna-be-meds [like me] at the lib all day all night and that'll push you to do better.

     

    As for Concordia, I'd only advise you to go for JMSB, comp sci,  or engineering. 

     

    Thanks for the comment! 


  4. Hey everyone.

     

    So I think there's a chance they will consider my application, and I will probably be asked to have a French interview.

     

    Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask? And how good at french they expect the person to be?

     

    Thanks!


  5. Well whatever floats your boat I guess. I went to Mcgill and I can honestly say that some of the most brilliant and successful people I know were partying, drinking, smoking pot, etc. You should also try to have fun at school, these should be some of the best years of your life. Not saying you necessarily have to do those things to have fun, but that is a specific kind of fun that you should probably try to experience at least a little :rolling: .  Fwiw I hated Mcgill, and although I admit that I was never engaged in my studies, I just found the overall culture to be kind of stuffy and elitist (you will get enough of this in law school anyways!). I pretty much only did well on exams where I regurgitated the profs opinion back to them, regardless of what I actually thought to be right. Where you go for undergrad does not matter for the purposes of getting into law school. So unless you have a passion for a specific program at a specific school, I see absolutely no problem with going to a place where good grades will come more easily. Looking back, I wish I had thought about the end game more because I definitely made the road to law school more difficult than it needed to be.

    Trust me, I've had enough of that fun in cegep  :wink: lol. If I can handle the work, with all of the EC's i'll also do, i'll probably end up partying a bit.


  6. I don't think you should be overly concerned with the grading policy. A friend of mine taught at McGill for a few years (in the English department), and his overall assessment ran quite contrary to what that article suggested. He often complained to me about how disinterested his students were, and how poorly the overall quality of the work was. He was constantly bumping up students in order to meet the required minimum averages. He now teaches at Concordia, and I haven't heard him change his tune. Work hard, apply yourself, and you'll be fine wherever you are.

     

    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. I feel like most people who say it's impossible to get an A are ones that just cram and don't give it their 100%. I plan to study every single day, sacrifice my social life a bit in order to get top marks so hopefully this means I will stand out compared to the mcgill students who study hard only before the exam and spend the rest of their time drinking and smoking pot lol

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