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  1. Thanks for searching this for OP. It's amazing how people can type out an entire question and post it on this message board when just a few characters into a Google search would elicit them at least part of their answer. To OP's and your question about scheduling, this changes every year. In the 1L single JD program there's about 160 students in the year, which is divided into 3 sections. Each section has their own timetable, and takes all their 1L classes together. Classes are usually in the mornings and afternoons. A2J (and I assume ILT now) usually lands on a Friday morning.
  2. You applied quite narrowly so it may be later in the cycle until you hear something positive. Why didn't you apply to Western and Queens as they are l2/b2?
  3. 1. Most live alone. Some enter with friends back home or from undergrad so you do see a few with roommates though. 2. There are many different areas students live in. I would say the majority live within close proximity of the actual school - within walking distance off of the side streets that come off University Ave going East. Some also choose to live downtown and take the bus or drive, there are several popular buildings there. Some also live in Sandwitch town, West of the school and requiring a longer walk or commute. Walkerville is also the most popular area for a young person to live in Windsor these days. Few students live there due to its distance, but worth mentioning none the less. 3. Nothing comes to mind. 4. Sure, that range sounds reasonable. 5. May 6. I have no idea 7. Either. Biking works fine and many students choose to do that.
  4. Echoing what @providence said, if there really is nothing you have involved yourself in in the past that you could rekindle, it likely won’t look too good on your application and will come off as being “last minute”. Schools look for applicants to demonstrate they took initiative and did something - be it a passion, an interest, a volunteer cause, or all of the above. If you don’t have any of that in your history, I’m not sure what you could write about in a personal statement.
  5. Generally, it’s not appropriate it Canada. Later on in the process you could reach out to admissions to inquire about any movement on the list. Save that for a later date though, it is still early.
  6. I think you know the answers people are going to say. Academically you are strong. Extracurricularly you are weak. I would suggest making that the focus for the upcoming period before applications are submitted. Is there anything you’ve participated in that you could continue or reinvolve yourself it? Is there a volunteer cause you feel strongly about that you would like to get involved it? Schools are looking for good academics, which you have, but they are also looking for initiative. It will be difficult to discuss yourself in your personal statement if you haven’t taken the initiative to be a part of something.
  7. No, you're divided into sections by last name and each section is assigned a schedule
  8. Echoign other posts - schools have their academic strengths that larger portions of the student body are interested in pursuing careers in, but that certainly doesn't mean certain career paths are "more difficult" at certain schools. Knowing Windsor has a large focus on access to justice, the fact that less people are pursuing large firms for non-for-profit, NGO, government, charity, etc. work makes sense. Using words like "good" and "bad" comes off as being uninformed. As a Windsor student, I know many people who are completely disinterested in big firms and are seeking opportunities in all other areas. I also know many people who have secured jobs at all of the large Bay St firms. Regardless of where they choose, the people who succeeded in finding a job are generally the better performing law students.
  9. Call the school to confirm in any case.
  10. Those are good points - everyone should use their discretion ultimately as to whether or not it would be appropriate. My comments were more for situations where people want to bring a friend, partner/significant other, or someone along those lines, where it would be inappropriate.
  11. I'm not sure what the email says but I would suggest not bringing a guest. This event is for admitted students to engage with faculty, staff and current law students. It doesn't seem appropriate to bring someone else given this is event is all about you and making the best decision for your own higher education. Bringing a guest may also tempt you to just interact with them, when rather the best use of this event would be to go out on your own and talk with as many people as possible.
  12. It's always nice to have options! Reach out to some students and schedule a call, either through connections of your own or through the admissions/student services offices, or attend any meet and greet sessions the schools offer. Speaking in-person or over the phone to a student will definitely help you get an impression of the school itself.
  13. There is no such thing as "good/bad odds". Firms are looking for top-achieving, bright students. They exist at every Canadian law school - just as the UV chart shows you. It's also certainly not "necessary to ask a Windsor student". No one, myself included as a Windsor student, will be able to interpret the entire student body at Windsor and give you the answer you're seeking. Your chances of getting a "big law" job depend much more on excelling in your first year and being a mature and interesting individual than what law school you attend.
  14. http://ultravires.ca/2018/11/toronto-2l-hiring-numbers/
  15. The March 27th meeting at McCarthys is for admitted students. This was the same date and location it was held last year.
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