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  1. kiamia

    Windsor Law - Mandatory Indigenous Law 1L

    We touched on Indigenous legal issues in multiple courses/mandatory activities etc. in 1L, but not in any particular depth. I want to take Aboriginal Law at some point but course selection is difficult when it comes to bidding, class scheduling, assessment/exam scheduling, and fitting in other important courses. As a result, there is a pretty good chance myself, and many of my peers, will leave our three years of law school without more than a handful of hours on Indigenous law throughout all of our courses, either in itself or vis-a-vis Canadian common law. You can talk about whether there is virtue signalling at play, but the underlying question should be if this is a desirable state of affairs, if there were in fact a way for law schools to remedy it.
  2. A certificate will be a fairly minor factor in your application; I doubt the precise school it came from [as long as the school is legitimate] will make any difference.
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    Business Card Etiquette

    Ah but what would these hypothetical just-in-case business cards look like? Would they be a snazzy proper business card saying "law student" or would you just have a generic name - phone - email card? Or something more mysterious like just your name on one side and then you add in the details if needed?
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    The Sartorial Canon

    I'll play if @Uriel is too busy. Lin-Manuel Miranda rocking Alexander McQueen yesterday. The only thing I don't love is the way it opens at the chest. I don't know if it's the camera angle, or the way it's buttoned, or if he's lifted his arms at some point, or if it's the hands-in-the pockets thing. Still, great suit. I don't get what's going on with the shoes, but I love his socks.
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    Apparently there are people on Uriel's side. https://bespokeunit.com/style/body-type/heavyset/
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    I gotta say, giving bolded cliff notes to your own posts is genius. 10/10 - would recommend
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    This is actually not the JT I always tease providence about. See That being said, Timberlake wore the suit okay, but I don't find him that attractive.
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    It might just be me, but guys in modern three piece suits don't even look that hot. I think unless the suit costs in the thousands, it's not a particularly great look. Daniel Craig pulls it off well, but I don't even like it on JT (though providence will probably disagree).
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    Even if I were the right gender for a 3-piece bespoke suit, I don't think it would suit my personality (probably a good thing, since I imagine the neck-noose would get old quickly). As an aside, the image of Uriel I have in my mind - which has admittedly undergone some changes over the last few posts of this thread - could pull off the pocket watch. But I think the advice as to wearing what you're comfortable and confident in is incredibly helpful. For some reason, 'wear what suits you' is not something that I had been considering on top of all the other clothing considerations - assuming of course what suits you is generally appropriate and you can exercise good judgment. This changes a lot for me on how I will present myself. Thanks everyone! I also echo providence's comments re: Hugo Boss women' should suits. Pics online are pretty blah.
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    This is fascinating to me. I have sartorial questions. A) Are you the generally best dressed person at your firm - or are there people who go even more formal than you? B) Do you use pocket squares? C) Do you have the pocket watch with the chain that goes around your button? D) Do you use braces instead of a belt to really hammer in the look?
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    Attire for 'coffee chat' style meetings

    Is there a female equivalent of a three-piece suit? For if I'm ever feeling particularly posh/baller/intimidating?
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    Ask a 1L student

    Business Law Clinic has probably the most people vying for the fewest spaces, so in that sense yes. As to doing multiple things, whether it's Community Legal Services, BusLaw, Dispute Resolution Centre, something for the Probono Students of Canada, the Journal, or many other things, conceptually and practically it's possible to do more than one at a time. People have in the past; nothing individually is that much work. For the most part I would recommend limiting yourself to one or two major commitments. You'll get busy throughout the year, and you may want to participate in one of the many moots or other competitions that pop up. Remember that you want to come out of 1L with the best grades you can, first and foremost. And have fun. (You can only work in one clinic in the summer. I forget if you're required to work in the BusLaw clinic throughout the summer, but you can. And you can apply for Community Legal Services summer positions too if you're there during the year.)
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    Ask a 1L student

    Um, last year we got a copy of Professor Graham's new book, and a few smaller things (pens, post-it notes [you will get so many post-it notes for free so don't bother buying], small portable charger, etc.) Most people showed up in suits of some sort. Some people were a bit more casual with a blazer and whatever bottoms. Nobody cares if you're in pants/skirt and nobody cares what shoes you're wearing as long as they're business appropriate. I recommend not losing any sleep over it (because that will come along soon enough). Enjoy O-week 1Ls!
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    Apartment Hunting in London

    1200 is on the higher end for the London market, although there are a few "luxury" one-bedroom rentals that can go over. I searched through viewit and the various websites of the rental companies to find places last year. You could also check Kijiji. Narrow down what you're looking for: close to the school or close to downtown, amenities, are you going to be driving or taking transit, were you looking for a quieter building with fewer undergrads, did you want roommates, etc. London isn't a very complicated rental market, and it's not super-competitive like downtown TO. I don't think working with a realtor is necessary; you should be able to find a place fairly easily.
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    Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I was really hoping McLachlin would open that law school in her basement she was talking about so I could transfer. #youdontalwaysgetwhatyouwant