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    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    I suspect several OCIs, if not more, if you keep up this type of performance. If you improve, it might even be a full day of OCIs.
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    Order of acceptances

    Only McGill knows. As always, high grades (And lsat if you wrote it) are necessary, but not sufficient.
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    Without family money, can you afford to buy a home?

    Even the interior?
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    As sad as I am that my province is going to shit because of Dougie, I'm happy because Ontario is more likely to kick him to the dumpster next time.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    150k? It's not that ridiculous. It was mostly said tongue in cheek, but no - of all people affected by this shit by Dougie, I have the least amount of sympathy for law profs.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Sure. In the meantime we should cut funding? That's your solution? I also wonder where all these savings are going to go. Social assistance programs? Fat chance.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    You realize that by giving law students less grants you're directly impacting how many people can choose to work in poverty law areas? Especially when considering that, even though income in poverty law has a generally high increase rate compared with other professions, its start is very low as someone starts their own business? Bay street isn't all of law. It's a small fraction of first year jobs in law.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    The asshat made it 6 years? He's a god damn buffoon. For the people my ass. Mods sorry I'm swearing but this all is just beyond outrage. As someone with low income family who how will struggle to afford college/university without taking on 40k in debt, this shit pisses me off.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Yes. More of your OSAP money will now be loans, and less of it grants. Your total shouldn't be affected as far as I've heard? May be wrong on the last point.
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    How much do 3L grades matter

    Uh oh... Blocked, you can always do 3.5. Us McGillians do it all the time
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    I mean, you'll just get a bunch of snarky and angsty professors who didn't get their annual raise on their 200 000+ salary.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Did I say the majority did? Have your issues with our voting system, but at the end of the day the responsibility is on Ontarians. People didn't speak up. People actually thought it was better to abstain than vote for Wynne. Or vote Ford because he's somehow better than Wynne. Crazy.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Ontarians are bigger tools for voting the moron/dimwit/asshole into power.
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    How much do 3L grades matter

    I always found it really ridiculous that not all classes had the same curves. It's outrageous because it makes class rank meaningless to a large extent.
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    Associate Positions

    If I'm in the top 3, I call myself a medalist. First? Gold medalist? top 10 is top 10. I just stroke my ego by telling myself I'm at a super competitive school and I don't need to be a DLister to be successful.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Fuck Ford. It's bullshit. He just wants to give out less grants because he wants to reduce taxes. Again. Fuck Ford.
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    Why are the NCA Exams such a joke?

    Did you lose out to an NCA candidate for a job and are now here to just shit on foreign-educated lawyers, trying to paint your monopolistic views of what the legal profession ought to be in a decent light?
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    Associate Positions

    What?
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    How much do 3L grades matter

    How does someone go from doing well enough to be able to secure a 2L job leading to articling to dropping to a C+ average? It seems like more than just one bad semester is needed for that to happen?
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    I suppose the true distinction is the ability to manage the enterprise. While owners are different from managers, the owners that underly a Marxian rationale for unions are basically managers in today's world, since actual owners are so far removed from the actual running of the enterprise. I suppose BoD is also a closer comparison, but corporate officers have far more control and discretion on labour conditions - which is what it's all about at the end of the day. How much say do associates get, vs say high level managers or officers of a corporation?
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    I meant commission models predicated on bringing clients in. I've never heard of a commission model on purely what they earn on files (which is what the foot locker model equivalent would be). Furthermore I think the fact that it's a partnership rather than a corporation does impact the analysis. In a partnership, as an associate, you're literally one step less removed from ownership. As an employee, there's managers in between the employees and owners. I'd argue this makes it easier to have a blurred line - remembering that the philosophy of unionizing workers is predicated on the split between owners and labourers.
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    Without family money, can you afford to buy a home?

    https://news.shupilov.com/location/canada/canadian-real-estate-prices-post-largest-decline-since-1995/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Advertising&utm_campaign=news&utm_content=slowdown-2018 " BMO’s Chief Economist Douglas Porter wrote in a release: “It’s probably not a stretch to think that the Canadian housing market has entered into a prolonged period of relative stagnation, where sales are roughly flat and prices no longer outrun inflation.” This slower pace was felt in three quarters of all markets, most notably in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Okanagan Valley, Calgary, Edmonton, Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton-Burlington region."
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    You raise an interesting point RE the distinction between management and employees. In the industries I'm familiar with, there are very strict and clear splits between management and employees. In a law firm/partnership context, this is blurred - especially when you get away from the big law pay structure and enter into "pay plus commission" models that smaller firms employ more often.
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    Associate Positions

    As I've understood it Lucky was at ottawa and then transferred to Oz. I'm also confused why it's particularly impressive. 8th at Windsor is impressive but beyond that?
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