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Everything posted by BlockedQuebecois

  1. Subtle distinctions like the difference between 3 and 4 year degrees? Or thesis vs. non-thesis? Sure, really subtle differences like the average GPA and standard deviation of a student in medical engineering at Concordia University may not be known, but I'm willing to bet they have a handle on "Honours" vs. "Non-honours", if only by reading the transcript where it is almost always spelled out.
  2. http://lawstudents.ca/forums/forum-22/announcement-1-need-legal-advice-or-assistance-look-here-first/
  3. Clearly important stats about the self selecting sample of the ~5 people who are lawyers and hang out on LS.ca, the 15 people who are law students and hang out regularly on LS.ca, and the 150 "I have a GPA of 2.3, I may write the LSAT in the future, what are my chances at U of T Edit: My degree is really hard though so I don't think my GPA is that bad" people that post chances threads.
  4. For what it's worth, studies have shown that prelaw and criminal justice majors are the least successful at the LSAT, with average scores in the low 140s. Here's one such study. Of course, we don't know how that translates to admission, but we can take a guess.
  5. If anyone in the world is an expert in the subtle distinctions between programs at Canadian universities it's AdComms for professional schools in Canada. That's literally their job.
  6. Another Western Canadian perspective: I had heard of Guelph – in the sense that had someone said "University of Guelph" I would have believed that Guelph is a place and it is a place that could have a university – and Concordia, though had you asked me where Concordia I would not have known. I have never heard of Brock or Algoma. That being said, if I were an AdComm I imagine I would have a handle on all universities in Canada, and if I were hiring I wouldn't give a damn. Perhaps during the interview I would ask why they attended or how they liked it, but solely out of curiosity.
  7. Yes, they are, but they're relatively safe assumptions. Definitionally, most students must have applied, since nearly half the class gets hired. My assumption that almost all get interviews is based on the fact that U of T has a huge OCI process, and firms hiring there will likely interview about 80 candidates over the two days. There's bound to be significant overlap between firms, but you'd still expect there to be enough diversity that about 80% of students applying are interviewed.
  8. Relevant username. I disagree with your conclusion that they're likely proportional. I can't imagine a university that would prefer a student with fewer years of study, all things being equal.
  9. Honestly I think the only school that you can really make good interpretations for is U of T - Most students likely applied for OCIs, almost all of the ones that applied probably got interviews, and ~50% of the class got hired.
  10. Sure, if you're one of the 4% of people accepted without one at Osgoode you certainly "can" get into law school. You can also get accepted without a degree at all. Now whether or not it's probable, which is the type of advice advisors generally give, is an entirely different story. I'd submit that if you're an Ontario student it's extremely unlikely for you to be accepted sans-honours degree.
  11. The more I read about your history the more I want an AMA. I'm going to forewarn you that I may bother you via PM if I end up liking tax law
  12. Oh maybe. Where I live an honours degree means you've completed a full year research program under a professor, and they're relatively hard to get, requiring an 80% average. They're kinda mini-masters. You triple posted by the way.
  13. Their location says Saskatchewan, and they're a brand new member, so I doubt it. Is there something special about Ontario honours degrees?
  14. For what it's worth, Osgoode's entering class of 2016 had 4% bachelor's degrees to 77% honours (17% MA and 2% PhD). I have no clue if they consider it, and as far as I know the only school that explicitly states the weigh the difficulty of the program is U of T, but those are the statistics from the one school I've seen.
  15. I went to a gym that was in a rather old community, so nearly everyone there was 60+. The place had one squat rack and three smith machines. I thought it was going to be problematic, but the price was so good I figured I could suck it up and work in. Lo and behold, apparently not many old people squat. I worked out there for 4 months and was the only person that ever used the squat rack.
  16. Yeah, you're free to do whatever you want. As I said, I just find your need for validation to be funny when coupled with your decision to not be considerate of others.
  17. I love that the clear purpose of this post was personal validation - you ignored everyone that pointed out why it's selfish and inconsiderate, then as soon as someone said "you don't owe anyone anything" you latched on to it. Not criticizing, you're free to do whatever you want. I just find the need for validation contrasted with taking the selfish option really entertaining.
  18. Exactly, we're all adults here, and the internet wasn't invented yesterday. We all know how to behave. If you want to be a dick that's fine (god knows I am), but don't expect your douchebagery to go uncalled and be treated as a privileged conversation.
  19. To quote the current POTUS on slavery: "Boy. That is not good." *Disclaimer*: Slavery was horrific. My comment, though a joke, is not meant to minimize or dismiss the history of slavery or its lasting effects.
  20. The other user had a chance to respond and never did. If they were being misrepresented then I'm sure they would have commented. And no, I haven't sent any PMs to strangers on the internet in the past year that can be misconstrued to make me look bad. Some of us have learned not to be dicks to strangers on the internet while hiding behind the dual screens of anonymity and private messaging. I'm actually a bit surprised that you behave so poorly and hold such a low opinion of everyone else that you sincerely believe everybody has sent harassing PMs to people they've never met on the internet. I also don't think attacking someone's stats for "liking" a public post is a "private issue".
  21. When I send messages to anonymous individuals on a forum on the internet I have no expectation of privacy, correct. Doubly if I were to be a dick in those messages (which I don't do - I try to be a dick in public if I'm going to be one).
  22. Quotas should never be "needed". They're an awful, stupid idea.
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