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  1. Hi Thanks for the answers regarding the travelling. I have a few questions about the law-study. 1. Besides the CAN on the law student society website, is there any other source which can help with our future study? 2. Friends from other law-schools told me that I should try to get the summary of cases of the upper year students. How does this work in UoA? 3. Is there any video recording for the lawschool classes by the school? I know Osgoode let their students have access to some videos and I usually feel much more comfortable with being able to listen to part of the lecture a few more times in order to fully comprehend it. (I rely heavily on video during my master study in a science major and it helped me tremendously) 4. Any tips for people who sucks at writing in general? (I'm a non-native speaker so academic writing is always a weak part) 5. How to better prepare for exams from the first day of the law-school? Thanks very much
  2. Thanks! I just checked Hanson fitness's website. Is this the one you are talking about? They have 14 racks, impressive.
  3. Thanks guys! btw, any good gym near campus? I prefer those with Olympic weightlifting platforms. but it is hard to find in commercial chain-brand gyms such as Goodlife.
  4. Thanks. Besides assignments, what law students usually do at weekends? Any particular important event will usually happen on weekends?
  5. Yeah my mistake. I was looking at the international student category on the UoA website. Still haven't got used to the fact that I am a Canadian applicant now. lol
  6. Were you born in India? If you were then your waiting time for a green card is gonna be atrocious. Last time I checked for H1b holders it is about 5 years for Chinese-mainlander and 9 years for Indians. I could be wrong.
  7. Thanks! I hope I can find a standard one bedroom unit with relatively new appliances. As for location, I have no clue how the city vibe is. As long as it is a safe/convenient area I wouldn't complain.
  8. Thanks. By "Expensive" could you please give a number range? I heard it is usually around 1000 cad for a decent one bedroom unit?
  9. Thanks for the input Right now I'm inclined to U of A. I have no interest in practising in the U.S. so the Dual JD's U.S. course workload is just unnecessary. As for the tuition, I can afford it without debt but I certainly don't want to throw that money away. I could have spent the extra 20k per year on several vacations or do a few renovations on my house. P.S.: I am still waiting to hear back from other Ontario law schools but if none of them came in, I'd have to make the decision.
  10. Hi I just start looking at housing information near U of A. Which area should I start looking? Any particular local website I can look up? I have a car so I can drive to the campus.
  11. Hi my wife and kids will be staying in Toronto. I am trying to figure out how hard it is to fly back and forth if I go to UofA. Do you think it's realistic to leave every Friday early and come back Sunday midnight/Monday morning?
  12. Does wait pool mean waiting list? I just checked OASIS and saw the update
  13. Hi I'm still debating where should I go for law school, or should I go at all. My wife and my kids have to stay in Toronto for multiple reasons so it will be only me who is moving. Right now I am interested in the immigration business after law school. I've thought it for some time ever since I immigrated to North America. But I am still open to other fields such as real state if I feel I can do well. Windsor Dual: Pro: close to Toronto, 1-hour flight to downtown central island airport, which is about 10 min drive from my home. It is an Ontario law school, so would be easier for me because I plan to stay in the GTA area at least until our elder kid goes to college, which will be another 10 years. Con: Extra US course workload Not being able to go back to Toronto for the first summer The inconvenience of the board crossing (I am a Permanent Resident so I am not qualified for nexus yet) regular board crossing also may have an impact on my future citizenship application because immigration authorities have to make sure I stay long enough in Canada, with a weekly board crossing travel history it will be a huge headache and probably delays the process. almost 50k/year tuition U Alberta: Pro: more affordable tuition a decent reputation in west Canada,( not sure how it works out in Toronto though) No need to apply US F1 visa/No border crossing issue Con: 5-hour flight home and 3-hour jet lag Not an Ontario law school The last option for me is to give up law school for now. I have thought simply giving up law school and go for an Immigrant consultant diploma program, which usually only last a few months and can let me write an exam to be a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants. It's cheaper, faster, easier and I don't have to be long distance with my family. The downside is that I won't be allowed to advocate on clients' behalf in the court, in the event that it is required. But with processing paperwork for clients, I don't think there is much difference. Any thoughts?
  14. I haven't seen anything about visa information yet. Any one received any information regarding of the visa application? Thanks
  15. I believe they do. I know people from a third country (non-Canadian/non-US citizen/permanent resident) got in
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