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    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    No.
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    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+.
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    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.
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    1st Semester Grade Anxiety

    Or unlucky enough not to know how statistics work
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Clerkships 2019

    It should be illegal to make people submit plain text resumes and cover letters now a days
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    I really doubt program quality drops in an appreciable way due to a 10% cut in tuition.
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    How much do 3L grades matter

    Wait, you need permission to take more than two? What happens if you take more than two without permission? Asking for a friend...
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    Associate Positions

    I’m a gold medalist in my mother’s eyes, which is all that really matters.
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    @Rashabon, are you actually pro-unionization of big law associates?
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    10% tuition cut at Ontario law schools?

    Lawyers aren't exactly "the people".
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    Associate Positions

    LinkedIn.
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    Advice: Practicality of Juggling Part-time Job with 1L

    I worked ~20 hrs/week in 1L, both semesters. I didn't have a problem with it. In my view, law school shouldn't amount to more than 40 hours / week of class work and extracurricular work. You should be able to easily tack on another 10 to 20 hours of work and still be left with plenty of free time for what's important in life (beer, the gym, and dogs). If you can convince your boss to let you cut your hours for the end of November and start of December in particular, I don't think you'll have any problem. Not to mention continued work as a parliamentary researcher would likely be helpful in securing a job moving forward.
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    Are loans ever offered at less than prime?

    I think you’ve demonstrated a fundamental inability to understand how these loans work or what should be considered when evaluating them (not to mention an inability to understand the fact that interest rates despite being “quite high” to you, remain at an effectively record low levels). You would do well to do some research into historical interest levels and the BoC intent before agreeing to attend law school and taking out a PSLOC, if you’re under the impression that a 3.95% prime rate is high. It is unlikely that interest rates will remain historically low for the life of your loan repayment. And at the very least, you should refrain from giving others financial advice.
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    Are loans ever offered at less than prime?

    This isn't a financially savvy way to look at interest rates. You should be looking at the cost of borrowing over the length of the loan. Well first off, you didn't say interest rates are quite high compared to the record low rates of the last few years. You said they're quite high. And second off, because your idea of "quite high" is skewed and wrong. But here, let's try this: can you find me a single article, anywhere, that argues that a 3.95% prime interest rate is high? Because I can find you a whole whack of ones that recognize the reality of the situation – interest rates were and are at record lows, with interest rates dropping below the current rate only once during the nearly 83 year period between 1935 and 2008. If you think 3.95% is "quite high", you would gasp at the double-digit prime interest rates of 80s.
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