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Everything posted by BlockedQuebecois

  1. Whose? Amongst students it’s definitely still widely regarded as working their people the hardest, and the “Slavies” moniker is still widely used.
  2. I eat on $200 a month for groceries, easily. And I eat really well.
  3. To say nothing of the logical inconsistency between trying to get back to straight As and trying to challenge oneself.
  4. Davies has always been an outlier, I can't imagine them bumping is going to materially impact the market. If any firms do raise associate salary, I expect the driving force is going to be the shrinking gap between articling students and first year associates, not the gap between Davies and the rest of the street.
  5. Ah yes, the good old days of 1189, when administrative law was entirely consistent!
  6. Calling it now, Vavilov won't change anything meaningful. Except spec will have to learn four cases instead of three in his bird course.
  7. Admin law is absurdly easy. There's like, three cases that matter, and the answer is always "reasonableness". You could pass admin law without reading the exam by typing "Based on the facts and a careful weighing of the Dunsmuir factors, the proper standard of review is reasonableness. In this case, the Tribunal's decision was reasonable and should not be interfered with." Honestly, that might be good for a B+ in admin.
  8. Also,, have none of you thought about how shitty our beer / wine / liquor options were in 69?
  9. Literally everyone participating in this conversation has >2000 posts on this silly website. We're all the walking, talking (posting) embodiment of people who enjoy using the internet too much.
  10. Dude, you can just not use social media or online dating
  11. Bursaries go up to $15,000 now, but regardless of that, a $15,000 bursary still puts you at $11,000 in tuition charges. That's why I said the generosity is rather disappointing in relation to the cost of tuition. Somebody in the level of financial need required to get $15,000 in bursaries from Oz, and thus paying $11,000 in tuition charges, is probably paying a few grand tops at UBC.
  12. I disagree with this statement, depending on the context. I've found Osgoode's bursaries quite disappointing compared to the level of financial aid I would have received at UBC or UVic, once you take into account the absurd tuition Oz charges. If you're limiting it to Ontario schools, then I tend to agree.
  13. Somehow, this thread has become even less fun than when it was about Toronto real estate prices. Bring back the overpriced anchovies!
  14. Jock is in undergrad, applying to law school this year. So certainly no experience in private practice.
  15. You're working off the base assumption that attending class is helpful in getting a good grade in the course. For many people and many classes, that's a faulty assumption.
  16. I don’t know, there are some pretty diverse student classes. To pick just a random example (literally just the first firm I thought of), Bennet Jones has 18 students in their Toronto office. Of those 18, 8 are women and 9 are people of colour. Of those 18, only 5 are white dudes. Considering 72.9% of Canadians are white, and 50% of Toronto is white, Bennet Jones seems to have a pretty diverse student class. I actually think @Deadpool‘s point about socio-economic background is more pertinent. My experience with Bay Street student classes has been that everyone presents as being from a wealthier background, although I also know for a fact that some people who seem to come from higher socio-economic backgrounds actually don’t. ETA: none of that is to say diversity in the profession isn’t a problem. Just that the assertion that student classes aren’t diverse across the board doesn’t line up with my experience.
  17. Complete aside, but Forensic’s recent push to make it look like they’re in law school after @Diplock called them out for appearing to have never gotten into law school is hilarious to me.
  18. Lenczner has slick water bottles – I've seen a bunch of the current 2L crop carrying them around, and I'm envious. Thomson Reuters gave out metal straw sets at Oz a while ago, too.
  19. Just outed yourself to anyone that went to the 1L cover letter writing session hosted by A&B 😂
  20. Dude, I’ve said like 15 times that it comes down to intelligence.
  21. From personal experience, I don't think that's true. Work ethic was a core component of my undergraduate performance, but it's had literally no effect on my law school performance. If anything, the more I've sat back the better I've done.
  22. No. Anybody smart enough to graduate with an A+ average isn’t going to need to have worried about avoiding certain classes. Think about it – to get an A+ average, you realistically need a mid to high A average in 1L. That means they’ve already gone up against the gunners in 1L and came out on top. I fully disagree with pretty much all the other factors @Toad suggested, too. It’s going to boil down to intelligence and exam/essay writing ability, plus a bare minimum level of work ethic. Asking “what does it take to get an A+ average” is really the same thing as asking “what does it take to get an A+“ a bunch of times. And the answer to the second question is intelligence plus exam or essay writing ability, plus the bare minimum level of work ethic needed to review a good summary or create your own. So logically, the answer to the first question is the same thing, but a bunch of times.
  23. You could literally say that about every topic on this forum
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