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Ryn last won the day on September 13 2019

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  1. Except instead of a simple walk and announcement, it's in fact a 30 minute, two-act Shakespearean performance about the founding of the firm and the sage leadership of its namesake partner, Thibeault von der Berne d'Morgan, after whose death in the play the senior partners chant societatem mortuus est, societatem vivit in aeternum! (Or, for you simpletons, the firm is dead; long live the firm!)
  2. I suppose it depends on the school. At Osgoode, you had a choice how you wanted to take an exam: (1) on your own laptop; (2) in writing; (3) in the computer lab. If you elected to take an exam in the computer lab, you weren't with anyone else in the main class. I've also had exams split into two rooms because of space issues, so again, you'd never know who ended up where. And at the end of the day, I feel like no one's really paying attention who's in the exam room on exam day. You're more focused on writing the exam for yourself.
  3. It never goes based on order. Think about that for a minute and you'll realize how dumb that would be. There's an application deadline, at which point they have all the files. Then they start making decisions based on numbers to an extent and other factors as well.
  4. The prof retired so you don't have to worry about it.
  5. I'm not sure I could have. I studied quite a lot for it and understood the concepts, I thought, rather well. The exam itself required a lot of detail that I simply could not recall fully accurately. If I had my notes it would have been trivial to apply the facts to the rules, but we were expected to remember entire statutes and regulations, which I just have difficulty doing. I didn't get a lot of practice in undergrad either because my major (business) was very much applying what we learned to certain hypothetical scenarios and not a lot of regurgitating information. I think in closed-book courses, people who have good memories or some training in memorization can outperform those who don't quite easily. I like the idea of open book exams in general because then the ability to recall things to the minute detail becomes moot. If I had to take the exam now, I probably would do a lot better, though, simply because I've had practice in real life. I still have to check the rules every now and then but I actually remember quite well now from having done so many transactions involving them.
  6. As an aside, I really hate closed book exams. My memory has its problems especially when trying to remember specific rules point-by-point or the names of cases. My worst grade in law school was from a closed book exam course. Meh
  7. I don’t have a problem with the discussion. I was just responding to the comment that the bonus is part of a person’s overall compensation package. Which it’s really not, it being entirely discretionary and arbitrary. It’s a gratuitous gift and one shouldn’t really be making decisions based on the presence of such a gift. Talk about it if you want but it’s worth putting it into context.
  8. I would not, in any way, depend on a Christmas bonus to make a decision about who I want my employer to be. Christmas bonuses are entirely discretionary and relying on it to that extent would, I think, be folly. Make your decision on where to work based on salary and performance bonuses. Not about how many dollars you might get the week before Christmas.
  9. Look for the legend on your transcript or by looking on your university's registrar website. Or just call the registrar's office directly. I've not heard of N/R and it could mean different things depending on the school. Best bet is to look it up.
  10. I really think factors like this are incredibly dependent on the rest of your application. By itself, I don't think it would be that helpful. But if this factor was coupled with other compelling elements, I think it may be useful to draw attention to.
  11. I think this statement applies to many courses in law school, not just admin.
  12. I say this every year but that never seems to stop the speculation. As far as I or anyone knows, when you get into queue has no bearing on when you receive an offer (if you get one at all). There have been people who never “went into queue” and got offers, their statuses skipping straight to admitted. There have been people in queue for months before getting an offer, and then those who go in queue and get an offer within days. So the speculation is pointless but I guess people still love to try and dissect the process.
  13. Yeah I guess so. I just don't think $11k tuition is that bad personally (assuming of course you get the max bursary).
  14. Yeah, photographic memory doesn't exist. Some people are really good at remembering details, but that is not so much "photographic" as it is very good recall. The verbatim recitation of a book as demonstrated by whatshisface in the first episode of Suits, if you've seen it, is not possible to do without substantial effort. Can you memorize a whole book and recite it verbatim? Sure, but not just by looking at it once (or even a few times). Even if it were possible to do so, I don't see how it would help you with the LSAT. The exam is all about thinking, not about remembering. Maybe as others said, it could help you on the reading comprehension section, but even that is a bit more about extracting meaning rather than regurgitating what you read quickly.
  15. I didn't want to rent a locker so I just used a backpack so I could put everything I needed in there. Honestly there was a good mix of both from what I can recall. Messenger bags are more compact but I think you end up losing a lot of potential carrying space, which I valued. But it's up to what you want to do -- i.e., rent a locker at school or just carry everything with you all the time?
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