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  1. BlockedQuebecois

    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    No.
  2. BlockedQuebecois

    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    No. You don't understand how course prizes work. They go to the highest grade. If there are multiple A+s, they go to the highest A+.
  3. BlockedQuebecois

    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    Profs at Osgoode are able to award more than one A+. The fact that @harveyspecter993 got an A+ does not guarantee him a course prize. I don't really think this is a complicated idea. Harvey, don't email and ask. It doesn't matter for your purposes whether or not you got a course prize – you're not competitive for the 1L recruit and even if you got told you had the highest rank, it would be gauche to put a course prize that won't be announced for months on your resume. If you won the course prize, you'll find out post-1L, with plenty of time to put it on your resume for the 2L recruit. Not only that, but this prof may be someone you want a reference from in the future. You're more likely to get a nice reference if their memory of you is "the guy that won the course prize" instead of "the guy that asked if he won the course prize, because an A+ wasn't good enough for him."
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    "Why would we expect university administrators to figure out how to deal with a 5% decrease in total resources?" Is this a real question? I don't know what we expect university administration to do if not figure out how to administer the resources of the school.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    No, I think the school has been increasing its endowment, running a surplus, and subsidizing international student tuition, and that ceasing those activities would cover the cost of the tuition cut. I thought you could have inferred that from the fact that I said "they'll likely run a deficit for a few years, stop increasing their endowment each year, and finally increase their international student tuition rates to be in line with the rest of the universities in the province", but I guess that wasn't clear. Sorry.
  6. BlockedQuebecois

    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    Or unlucky enough not to know how statistics work
  7. BlockedQuebecois

    Should I Apply for the 1L Recruit?

    It would be exceedingly unlikely for you to get an interview in the 1L recruit with straight Bs from Osgoode.
  8. BlockedQuebecois

    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    Like, yes. I know a bunch of people with A+s that didn't win the course award for the class. Osgoode gives out 3-5 A+s per course, which means that statistically speaking, OP didn't win a course prize. Don't give OP false hope at a course prize that they won't know about for months.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    No, they'll likely run a deficit for a few years, stop increasing their endowment each year, and finally increase their international student tuition rates to be in line with the rest of the universities in the province. They managed to operate the university just fine two years ago with $40 million less, three years ago with $70 million less, and four years ago with $90 million less. Somehow I think that they will manage to survive this. Unless your contention is that Western's programming four years ago was actually appreciably worse, I don't think you have a leg to stand on here.
  10. BlockedQuebecois

    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Was Western's programming appreciably worse in 2016, when their funding from tuition fees was 40 million less than it currently is? I wasn't aware that Western has undergone such a marked increase in programming quality over the past two years.
  11. BlockedQuebecois

    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Again, you're using a sledgehammer on a finishing nail for these problems. If you want to encourage low- and middle-income members of society to purchase housing, you can use different grant structures to do so in a more targeted fashion, and without giving handouts to the top 10% of Candian income earners. I'm not arguing that grants should be limited to lower-cost non-professional programs. I'm arguing that grants should be tailored to affect the changes we want, and I'm arguing that giving Bay Street lawyers, even the indebted ones, government handouts is not the type of societal change we want.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    I don't have an actual opinion on the funding level of OSAP, but in principle, yes.
  13. BlockedQuebecois

    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Both you and @clevermoose have now suggested I support funding cuts. If either of you would like to show me where I said that, I'd be very appreciative.
  14. BlockedQuebecois

    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    If you want to encourage people to work in poverty law areas, there are more targeted ways to design a grant structure that would enable people to work in those fields. Blanket grants to low income students is using a sledge hammer on a finishing nail, if that's the rationale.
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    I'm all for law students getting fewer grants. I've always found the idea of giving professionals, many of whom will be making >6 figures within a few years of graduation, free government money to be a distasteful. There are people who could actually use government handouts – 1st year associates on Bay aren't one of them.
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