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  1. PerisoreusCanadensis

    Current UOttawa 1L, AMA

    http://uottawa.brightspace.com/ However, the course portals are not up yet. Check back in a week or so. Re: textbooks. The CLSS administers the law book store (on the fourth floor of FTX). The CLSS will soon publish an Excel file with course specific textbook requirements.
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    Mid-life crisis during Articling?

    Alright, never mind then. I assumed that summer and articling positions would be treated the same. I suppose not.
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    Mid-life crisis during Articling?

    Hiring freeze is provincial. Doesn't effect the feds (i.e. PPSC + DOJ). In addition, it appears that Ford's hiring freeze does not apply to MAG student jobs (see the recently posted 2019 summer jobs postings: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/artcl/job_posting.php). But yeah, it will affect post-articling jobs. Don't think it will affect articling jobs though.
  4. Might be able to get into Robson Hall with that LSAT. Not a guarantee due to your low undergraduate grades. Perhaps though. Manitoba's AGPA calculation is quite forgiving. Calculate your AGPA and see what your index is. http://law.robsonhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web-stats-201790-1.pdf
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    Sticky but optimistically unique situation.

    Read high level prose on a daily basis. Find a well-written publication that you enjoy reading. Examples include the Atlantic, the New Yorker, the Economist, Scientific American, et cetera. Reading high-level writing is the best way to improve your reading comprehension skills.
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    Best way to get summaries in 1L?

    Common Law Student Centre's summary drive. It's a goldmine! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2EriYR8GUkDVVZNajFKQWpOVmc
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    Ottawa Waitlisted 2018 JD (English)

    Yeah the 2020 group has 800 or so. While I did not join, many of my incoming 2L colleagues are in the 2021 group. Downside of having an open group I suppose. I believe that some other schools' admissions offices manage Facebook groups (i.e. they do not allow people to join unless they have been admitted).
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    Switch tutor or over reacting

    Law school exams test your ability to write cogently under extreme time pressure. If you go to law school, you will need to learn to write clearly despite haste requirements.
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    Questions about the Department of Justice

    Are there many summer job postings for the DOJ (civil)? I can't seem to find much information re: summer positions with the DOJ. I've perused this page (http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/abt-apd/recru/article-stage.html). However, it seemingly only discusses the Department's Legal Excellence Program (i.e. articling), FWSEP, and co-op. Are there not more organized summer postings à la Ontario's MAG (https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/artcl/job_posting.php)? Or should I just keep an eye on the DOJ section of jobs.gc.ca?
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    TWU and the SCC

    You're right. My mistake.
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    TWU and the SCC

    Has to be rendered by next Friday (June 1) or McLachlin's vote doesn't count...
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    Chances? 3.95 153

    Fair re: leaving Ottawa. Re: Ottawa and Bay St: I know numerous people that are working at national firms from Ottawa. Many Ottawa students could compete for 'Bay St' jobs but choose to work in government... But if you don't want to go to Ottawa, you'll need to get that LSAT to around 160 (for Western or Queen's), which shouldn't be too difficult...
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    Chances? 3.95 153

    Decent chance at getting into Ottawa late in the cycle. Obviously not guaranteed because of your LSAT score. But I know a few people with low 150 LSATs that got in by virtue of their excellent GPAs. EDIT: But I would retake the LSAT if I were you. I increased my LSAT from 154 to 160 in a approximately one month last year. (I got a 154 in December 2016 and a 160 in February 2017. I didn't start studying for the February exam until I got my score in early January...)
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    Summer before Lawschool?

    You can chill during the summer after 1L too. I'm doing the exact same thing this summer that I did last summer...
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    A Current 1L's Honest Review of First Year at uOttawa

    I wish it was worth more. It was the easiest 1L course.
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