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BlockedQuebecois

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  1. My problem wasn't with the demonstration of commitment, my problem was with you saying that in single income families the parent working has decided to do that because they value work over their children and have better things to do than hang out with their children. That's what I said was offensive. I'm not even going to get in to your statement that single mothers struggle more than single fathers.
  2. With option one you're not the primary caregiver if the other parent is a stay at home parent in the traditional role. And again, when you talk about booking time off you're talking from a position of privilege. Not every family can afford to have the sole income earner take time off work.
  3. Nowhere does it say that TWU is exempt from anti-discrimination laws. It recognizes that TWU, being not part of the government, is exempt from s. 15, and that is partially exempt from BC Human Rights Legislation. That does not mean that TWU is exempt from anti-discrimination laws, but rather that it is exempt from some anti-discrimination laws. Look, I think TWU is discriminatory for loads of reasons, not just this homosexual hullabaloo. But I don't think the court states that TWU is discriminating against homosexuals in the legal sense of the word. Self-discrimination is exactly what it sounds like, discriminating against oneself. The court is saying that people are choosing to discriminate themselves from their peers and not attend the university. Then again, if we're talking plain meaning of discrimination (differentiate between) then sure, TWU definitely discriminates. So does every other school for a billion different reasons. Hell, every law school in the country would be discriminatory, since they all have some form of access/equality/mature/aboriginal/etc application.
  4. This sentence is incredibly offensive. To say that men who aren't the primary caregivers "let" their wife take on that responsibility because they "didn't think it was important" because they think they had "better things to do" is absolutely absurd. What about when the father has vastly more marketable skills, and thus allows the family to live comfortably in a manner that would be impossible if the woman were to enter the job market instead?
  5. Does it? It seems to say that homosexuals may not apply, or may choose not to sign, but that seems more like self-discrimination than discrimination by TWU in the proper sense of the word. Perhaps we're just using different definitions though.
  6. You're going to have a rough time getting a PSLOC when you have a history of abandoning 5+ figures of debt and going off the grid. If you do you'll likely have a higher interest rate, lower available credit, and possibly require a cosigner. I'd suggest minimizing your costs by attending a law school with low tuition costs and low CoL in the area.
  7. How can you not imagine getting something in writing? Send them an email inquiring about their PSLOC and the rate of interest on it.
  8. Everything PhD said is correct, with the caveat that if your acceptance deadline is after 1 April you can't provisionally accept, you can only firm accept.
  9. What makes you think you would enjoy being a lawyer? What do you dislike about banking? A day in the life of an investment banker and a real estate lawyer are likely to be incredibly similar, differing primarily in reading material rather than anything else. Nowhere in your post do you provide a real sense that you're passionate about the law, what lawyers do, or even what you think lawyers do. Look, if you want to be a lawyer then I think you should do it. You don't make so much at your job that your opportunity cost is insurmountable, though it may end up taking decades to break even. However, I think you really need to sit down and think about why you dislike your current job and why you want to be a lawyer. In my experience, a lot of people that go off to professional schools primarily because they dislike their current job end up graduating with an expensive degree and, guess what, hating their new job. They tend to mistake a dislike for their job with a dislike of working, and nothing you've posted shows that you're not falling into the same trap.
  10. Without knowing the schools it's hard to give you good advice. If they're all Ontario schools then your provisional acceptance becomes firm after June 1, so then would be your latest day to commit to a school. Otherwise you'll have to decide how much money you want to throw away. Keep in mind that your acceptance deposit will be non-refundable, so every school you commit to will cost you money. However, that gives you the benefit of choosing as late as possible (up until the start of classes). Only you know if the several hundred dollars per school is worth that flexibility. As for signing a lease, I certainly wouldn't do it before you commit to a school, but it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Generally houses/apartments become available anywhere from 60 days before you can move in to places you can move in immediately, so you shouldn't need to worry too much about that. Keep in mind that the longer you have to look the more likely you will find a place you like though!
  11. Osgoode has a perspective option in second semester, where students get to select a course from a variety of topics.
  12. It is worth noting that Amal Clooney was only in England because her parents fled the civil war in Lebanon as refugees. They owned businesses in Lebanon, and later returned there when she was 13. I think it's a bit of an overstatement to assume that her parents relative success in Lebanon is what got her into Oxford and her later success.
  13. Osgoode doesn't interview most applicants. They only extend interview offers if they like a candidate but feel they need more information on a portion of their application. That said, several students on this forum have said they had interviews earlier in the cycle.
  14. You could also ask the reference if they'd be willing to include an email address so they can be reached by firms if necessary. May be a bit sketchy to have a glowing recommendation ended with "PS I'll be out of the country please don't try to verify this is legit".
  15. Though she doesn't have anything I "need", if given the opportunity to be one of the best lawyers in the world, fabulously rich, married to one of the most attractive members of the opposite gender, and having my name be near synonymous with "saving the world" I certainly would consider it. As a male the ability to gestate two humans at once seems unnecessary, though admittedly efficient.
  16. I bet it's the same answer for all professional schools: 1) Go to professional school, be at or near the top of your class. 2) Complete your articling/residence/other professional school accrediting process. Be at or near the top of your cohort in your firm/hospital/workplace. 3) Go into private practice/work for the government/be in house at a Fortune 500 company. 4) Be the best, or near the best, at what you do for an extended period of time. 5) Now that you are successful and making boatloads of money, take a huge pay cut to work near pro bono for the UN/MSF/NGO. 6) Be at or near the best in this until you die/retire/meet George Clooney.
  17. I'll echo maximumbob here. Since human rights law is not a very lucrative (or large) area of law I think tuition should be a major, if not the major, factor in your school selection.
  18. Thanks to both of you! I've decided to take the writing course, I figure it may help me get on law review or just get better grades through law school! Thanks again
  19. Just because someone is helping a company doesn't mean they're not helping "real people" as well. At the very least you're helping the company's owners. On the other end, you may be helping a publicly traded company, helping millions of people at once.
  20. You need to go to the review and submit tab and submit your firm acceptance there.
  21. Well the only thing you mentioned in your post was banking hours, so you'll forgive everyone who read it as advice due to banking hours.
  22. I think RBK is commenting on how completely unimportant banking hours are for a business loan compared to things like interest rate, money available, repayment structure, etc.
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