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  1. So pretty much, as long as you I have no assets to your name, you're guaranteed a bursary? Or at least a very high chance? If that's the case, then I guess OP can do that then
  2. But isn't this dependent on you actually getting bursaries? I'm not 100% familiar, but don't only a certain few actually receive these? Here are westerns for example : https://law.uwo.ca/current_students/student_services/finances/bursaries.html Like looks to me that there's a limited amount. and you would really have to obtain multiple to make a significant dent in your tuition. Wouldn't it just be easier to just earn this money working it's a much more guaranteed cash flow and easier to obtain.
  3. Which is why I am surprised people think my "build up cash reserves" idea is a bad idea
  4. so how competitive are you for LS? are you a l2 splitter if your cgpa is "abysmal"
  5. ya being in BC makes things significantly harder on the financial front from what I hear..
  6. you really shouldn't base your life decisions on "what your friends are doing"...but that's another discussion. Also how do you know you are going to get a minimum wage job, most new grads can usually get more than that. another option (depending on where you live) is to go to a school that allows you to live w/ Family? Like if you live in London, Western would be an option. or choosing Ryerson if you live in Toronto, over a more established school. If your situation is exceptionally bad, you can apply for the extended time JDs most schools offer ( this is usually available to <10 students per class however)
  7. not really following here, OP wants to avoid debt, and having liquid assets on hand before entering LS helps avoid that debt. Avoiding debt is the premise of OP's thread, not what she earns after LS .
  8. You could just...wait and work a few years before starting law school? Build up your savings? Depends on your job prospects out of undergrad i guess, but building some cash reserves via full time work doesn't seem like an issue in any circumstance, except for lost time, which it seems people over rate as a concern. I'd like to know why this option is not discussed more.
  9. Wouldn't skewing to the right be a good thing?
  10. And could you generalize the outcomes from receiving each letter? As a follow-up through law firms that your overall average or individual courses?
  11. what is the general curve like coming out of 1L?
  12. Its pretty clear both myself and @careerswitcher have crunched the numbers. The question is whether the LS costs and debt are "good debt"--does your marketability increase enough to justify the cost. I personally have not spent that kind of money on any one thing. I'm looking for people to share their experience w/ debt. would they have waited before LS? is debt a trivial concern once you start earning? do they wish they "tried out" other careers before going ( I know I already received answers from both perspectives on this already--and each person thought they should have waited/not waited instead­čśů) I realize I will probably get mixed answers, but its good to learn from others experience
  13. Also alot of people on this thread seem to be missing my second request. Its been pretty established that the benefit of the CPA/JD combo is "up in the air" as to whether its is worth pursuing from an employment perspective. But it also gives me the chance to generate cashflow to pay for the degree w/o debt. Essentially I am swapping financial debt for opportunity cost. I'd like commentary on that as well, regardless if CPA matters or not.
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