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  1. If you want to know how your grades stack against the average law student (at your school), you should look around for your school’s GPA distributions. At Osgoode this information was available on the back of our transcripts. Assuming you dont have a transcript, you can ask someone at your school (ask whatever the equivalent of academic services office is at your school - the people that handle academics and grades stuff) for the GPA distribution. You could also ask an upper year for it. Where your grades stack against other students is a pretty straightforward mathematical calculation and the people on this forum probably do not have the data from your school to answer that question for you, unless they’re from your school. Note that the GPA distribution does not necessarily map perfectly onto the grades distribution for individual courses.
  2. I’m actually from the same culture as you. Most of my friends from South Asia are also now contributing significantly to mortgage/rent. You’re probably right that it’s because my friends and I don’t come from well off families. I had assumed even those from wealthier families were probably contributing a decent amount if the mortgage wasnt already paid off, but what you say makes sense.
  3. I see people saying they save tons of money living at home and this makes me curious. Do the people who live at home while working full time not contribute to mortgage/rent along with your parents? I understand during school people living at home probably wouldn't help out with that since they likely have little income, but once you start making income? I'm currently articling and still live with my parents. I also now pay half the mortgage. I think I'd actually save money if I moved out and lived with roommates. If you're saving money by living with parents, is it because your parents have already paid off the mortgage?
  4. Anyone know if the dean’s letter for Top 10% have gone out this year for graduating students (im guessing yes) and have an idea of what the cutoff GPA may have been? Thanks!
  5. Not sure what school you’re going to, but see page 154 of this document for what’s required at Osgoode https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Student-Handbook-FINAL_Aug.14.pdf
  6. Osgoode definitely has RA positions during the year. Many are/were posted on the job board (MyCareer).
  7. Osgoode has not communicated a decision on grading yet. So it is inaccurate at this time to say Oz has graded exams (unless you have some insider info?)
  8. I can't speak for law schools, but UofT had this type of pass/fail for undergrads during the strike in 2015.
  9. I agree with the first reply - based on anecdotal info from myself and some other Osgoode students who share a lot of similarities with you in terms of debt youre coming to Osgoode with and your resources, I would guess you will get about $1500 or 3000 every year.
  10. There is nothing bad about doing an intensive in 3L instead of 2L. Doing one in 2L may help give you experiences to talk about during OCIs and the articling recruit, but you can do other volunteer opportunities in 2L (e.g. OPIR opportunities, PBSC) which will also give you stuff to talk about during the recruits.
  11. I suggest preparing for questions like “what is the role of the Crown”, behavioural/situational questions, questions where you’re asked to explain what skills and experiences you have that would make you a good summer student. The Crown Prosecutions Manual may be a good thing to skim over, although I’m not saying you have to study it indepth.
  12. I don’t think there was an email or any sort of clear official communication to the students about this, which is definitely weird. But if you look in the document called “Transcript of Academic Advising Session” under Syllabus & Enrollment in MyOsgoode, Mya Rimon stated that the required admin law elements were covered in state & citizen and legal process for 1Ls in the 2017/2018 school year.
  13. My understanding is that if you took state & citizen this past school year (i.e. 2017/2018), you’re not required to take the admin law course or the module because state & citizen covered what is required for the degree. I think that’s also the case for incoming 1Ls.
  14. You're infact required to apply for a line of credit before applying for bursaries at Osgoode (see here: http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/resources-and-services/financial-services/fund-law-school/bursary-program/).
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