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  1. It's far from perfect but I find it difficult to believe you wouldn't be aware of the school newspaper that is literally handed out in your building providing some (admittedly incomplete) empirical data on this exact thing. Whoever was telling you those things is an idiot, trying to mess with you, or both. I'd be wary of their 'advice' in the future. You'd benefit greatly from walking away from all of this and giving yourself a break at this point. Freaking out like this is going to be bad for both your mental health and performance in this process.
  2. Basically anything. I'd guess there is a skew towards the humanities generally and within that I knew more people with poli sci than anything else but that's anecdotal.
  3. If I recall you find out a few weeks before the program starts but I'm not certain.
  4. So far the calculator has consistently been of for me by a few thousand dollars.
  5. The assertion that there aren't lakes in those parks is hilarious.
  6. To be frank it sounds like your experience is probably pretty limited. I'm referring mostly to 'outdoors' things that involve being more than 100 meters from a road while it sounds like you may be talking about drinking beer looking at a lake. I've been through cottage country many times and seen most of the things to do within a few hours driving of Toronto and remain unimpressed compared to basically everywhere else I've lived in Canada.
  7. Just try and meet and talk to people who work in the area. You ought to have some connections via grad school that you can use to this effect. Consider going to some of the events at MaRS that are IP related (get on their newsletter if you're not already). To be frank, I don't think any kind of industry position is realistic if you're going to be leaving in under a year anyway, even if it were they wouldn't be giving you IP work they'd want you for their bench experience and would probably have you making buffers or running standards etc. You almost certainly won't be able to get any kind of meaningful experience in IP prior to getting a law job. There are some IP sole practitioners in the Toronto area, you should talk to these people as well and not just the ones at the big firms.
  8. I'm having a little bit of trouble taking this seriously. According to google Banff national park is less than a 1.5 hour drive from Calgary, Yoho national park is roughly 2.25, Glacier national park is 3 hours, Jasper national park is 3.5 hours, and Mount Revelstoke national park is 4.5 hours away.
  9. I don't know if it's black and white as to where the best place to live in the country is. If you like the outdoors Toronto sucks, to be frank, compared to lots of other places like Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, etc. I also think the affordability of Montreal plus its nightlife etc. can make for a compelling argument that it's 'better'. I can see Toronto being the best for some people but I think there are a decent amount who'd also much prefer other cities.
  10. I have found the calculator inaccurate in the way you'd expect. I do not think its worth it.
  11. My financial aid was off substantially both years so far and I wish I'd gone somewhere cheaper.
  12. So most (perhaps all) of those legal clinics you can volunteer with or also work at them for credit in upper years. The administration's line is that you should only do one during 1L as they are time intensive. I volunteered at more than one, it was a lot of work. I know of others who suffered academically from doing so, I do not think I did but I had essentially no free time. Some are assigned by lottery and some are based on applications you put together so you may have very little choice in how many are available even if you wished to do more than one. I believe there is a bar on doing both a PBSC placement and DLS in 1L but I'm not 100 percent on that. In terms of upper year, for credit clinical work I am not aware of any cap as long as you still meet all your requirements to graduate. I do not think you can do the same clinical placement for credit multiple times. Again, some of these positions are difficult to get so you may have little choice in how many you can do. There is a DLS intensive program that I think is either an entire year or an entire semester working at the clinic full time.
  13. What do you mean by clinicals? As in for credit?
  14. "We regret to inform you that you have failed our secret test to see if you would fully enforce your rights."
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