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  1. What would you say if someone does their undergrad in a separate province than where they'd like to go to law school/practice the law because of difference in tuition costs? For example, University costs much more in Ontario than it does Alberta.
  2. You're right, I think I'm just focusing on the opportunities thing because I get told how important that volunteering time is and thought if I was going to volunteer anywhere I'd want it to be somewhere at least interesting. And for me that would be something involved in the justice system or anything involving helping a lawyer.
  3. Okay, I guess it is a broad term. But fill in the blank yourself with the obvious big things, volunteer work in a prosecuting crown's office, volunteer work with a probation officer, etc. How hard would it be to get into those? I'm not talking about advantages they offer, but the chances in reality of getting in those positions outside of these programs.
  4. I don't specifically feel like I want to stay in crim law, but it interests me. I'm really wondering how hard would it be to get field placements with criminal justice system agencies or just community service work in the law while doing your undergrad? If one wasn't to enter these programs, but do it on their own time outside class.
  5. From the U of A's website. Restricted to crim law so I get that and I know community service in the justice systemisn't valued more than other volunteer opportunities. How much harder would it be outside of this kind of program though to get involved with those Criminal Justice system agencies? That personally interests me, ignoring if it helps for law school or whatever.
  6. Weird, I got the exact opposite response from people if you replace U of C with U of A and O of A with uOttawa or just Ontario in general. I thought most people thought you shouldn't spend 7 years at the same University and that traveling was better. Is it just the girlfriend aspect that someone should stay?
  7. I should've made it more clear, but I never really cared about the degrees in the first place, but the experiences they offered. The criminology program in the U of A for example is supposed to offer connections if you want to volunteer in the Justice System, and it's a big part of the program. Are these type of things not necessary to be with any program or is it not as easy having that actual experience outside of the classroom? Did you have any volunteer experiences in this type of thing before law school? Even ignoring that and looking at the immediate future it would be helpful for references and look good on a resume.
  8. I don't know why you think I'm going against what people are saying, I'm not. I'm just noting that the programs I was talking about offer experience and wanted to know whether that's special or can be gained outside of class as easily. Thanks for explaining why those programs exist to just just fill a market, before the thread I thought they were more important.
  9. But don't some of the legal studies or criminology programs offer experience in the Justice Department? References from those things would seem important to get into Law School or just for the future.
  10. So basically any Bacherlor of Arts degree that I prefer? What about the criminology or legal studies degrees that offer experience volunteering in a prosecuting crown's office or just experience in the Justice System at all?
  11. That's messed up, especially since I see a lot of major universities that have these kinds of degrees. Would you say they're at least better for preparation than a Political Science degree, or degree in Philosophy? I see people say how these help because they educate you in logic and diction, along with other important skills.
  12. What does this mean though? What do they teach that makes it have little relevance? Carelton University for example has a Law undergraduate degree which is described as helping learn legal theory. If it didn't help prepare it essentially is just a scam because I definitely see it marketed as such, often.
  13. I know that any undergraduate degree can get you into a law school as long as you have the marks, but since getting into law is like a commitment for the future, what would be some good undergraduate degrees to prepare? I know there are some Universities that offer Legal Studies or Law as an undergrad degree, but which are better for building that education? Is criminology in some Universities beneficial? Don't want to restrict myself, I honestly think I'd like to apply into a program that focused on the law as an undergraduate than other programs.
  14. Thanks for the advice, I think I needed it. I need to look at the realistic options I have for University, and then choose off of what I like as an undergrad degree there. Taking into consideration costs will be the biggest thing for me. Until now I based what I wanted as undergrad off of the University closest to me.
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