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  1. It does get way better. I started getting heart pains in 1L like I never had before or since. Although 2L was also stressful, it wasn't nearly as bad.
  2. Good point. As for lowering the expense for people who employ lawyers, are they trying to lower the expense for corporate clients and high-stakes litigants, or for people who are struggling in tribunals and small claims? Because if Ryerson wanted to help those who can barely afford it, what about a paralegal program?
  3. So from those who are trying to answer why it's a good idea, I gather that Ryerson is primarily a step to increasing competition in the legal market, which is good for people who employ lawyers, because it will lower the expense of hiring the lawyer. It will lower the expense not only by increasing the supply of lawyers (and quicker, by integrating the articling requirements) but by emphasizing technological innovations that will further reduce the time and cost of providing legal services to the client. There is a complex tension between lowering legal fees and quality control, so there is some balance to be maintained that I guess the LSO is currently satisfied with.
  4. No, you're projecting what you think I meant, and then insist that I'm disingenuous because you misunderstood. What do you think my argument was in the OP? And whether Ryerson should replace another Canadian law school is an interesting question. That would make sense if they provide a better legal education and were a better value. Is that the case?
  5. Sure it does, but I'm not trying to convince anyone of something here. I'm open to retracting the assertion that Ryerson is misleading by adding something new to the market or enhancing access to justice.
  6. Ryerson University, by marketing themselves as something new and different that fulfills an as-yet unfulfilled niche, when it's just another way to make them $3M in tuition money. Why would the LSO sanction that?
  7. No, I just don't feel entitled, and I don't think most other students do either; there's no point to get into a back-and-forth, "You're entitled," "No I'm not." And I'm more interested in reading what other students of other law schools think. There were some great replies here. It now looks like you're trying to shut down the discussion, actually.
  8. I'm asking why Ryerson is a good idea: I didn't start this thread to make an argument or prove a point.
  9. I'm going to avoid back-and-forth replies here, thanks for your input: it's not entitlement, and it is a concern (whether or not you want to attach a pejorative connotation).
  10. Totally serious. Entitlement is feeling like one deserves something. I have not come across that attitude and it's unfair to the vast majority of students. There are legitimate concerns that students are being lead into a bad investment. Are investors "entitled" because they want to make a good return?
  11. Not my experience at all. There is plenty of worry about not finding a position rather than demands or expectations of employment because a JD=job. What you're describing is a frustratingly persistent and unjustified stereotype. Maybe it was true 10+ years ago? Certainly not anymore.
  12. Really, that's not my experience at all. I think most have imposter syndrome (seriously, your username is apt) to some degree and are operating very much out of their comfort zone with heightened stress levels for extended periods of time.
  13. I appreciate that, and I'm not really worried about my own future prospects. Those who voted to accredit this school aren't worried about the impact it would have on them, either. But what motivated them to think that this school was a good idea? Why make it even more difficult for law students in the future? What exactly was so unsatisfactory with other schools — not enough positions for some demographic, not enough "legal tech" or an attempt to eliminate the requirement for articling? Why is tuition so high? Just a lot of things I dislike about it that don't affect me directly but give me concern about the approach to education, and training for teachers is a notorious example.
  14. There have been some excellent and informative replies here already that have given me food for thought, on both sides. Thank you for your time!
  15. That is definitely a concern too. How big are these classes going to get? Can they just keep increasing them? Creating way more graduates than available jobs is certainly one market strategy. But I think it deserves criticism as predatory and misleading.
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