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    Imposter Syndrome

    I can't offer any solutions , but i just wanted to drop a comment here. Ive been struggling with imposter syndrome all throughout my life , and its only gotten worse in law school . it seems to have bled into my decision making as well. i often feel like i doubt myself so much that its hard to be efficient . My imposter syndrome is rooted in my past academic failures and trying to separate myself from the person i once was and the fear that ill become that person again . Im trying to re structure my life imo . i want to become Ok with uncertainty , and that isn't easy by any stretch . what i figure might help is coming up with a routine and sticking to it( adding certainty to an uncertain world). this might include a fixed weekly schedule that will remain unchanged etc etc.. additionally, ive been trying to add positive affirmations to my daily routine. sorry if i went on and rambled through this but im struggling with the same issue and i just wanted to relay my experience.
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    Test de Francais International

    1.) - No , Ottawa's civil law programs doesnt require applicants to pass the french exam they administer ( although they don't use the TFI ) 2.) - Yes, you'll be conditionally accepted into the program pending a passing grade on the test . I didn't address the third question as I've never written the exam and only have anecdotal evidence to back my opinions of the test. that being said , a friend of mine who graduated from concordia's languages programs found the test difficult because its fast paced in that your not given a lot of time to reflect on the questions( she ultimately failed) . Finally , you seem to be in the same position i was in when i was applying( language wise) , therefore , i would suggest avoiding the whole TFI fiasco and applying to U of O if you can afford it . Ottawa gives you the opportunity to study in french while also being able to write your exams and assignments in english. however , U of O isn't an escape route by any means . you'll be behind the eight ball in that you'll be constantly thinking in english while your being taught in french . furthermore ( i speak from experience) you're in class notes might become a garbled mess and you'll need rely on recordings to make ends meet. UDEM and the like expect relatively high level of french proficiency , and while they offer french courses , i wasn't ready to risk everything and bet that id improve enough to succeed in the program. Best of luck
  3. is anyone selling last years edition of hogg's constitutional law book ? ( student edition ) ill send you an e-transfer for the $$$
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    Summer school at UDEM

    Hello , I was just wondering if there are any anglos on the forum that have experience with the UDEM summer school program . Im currently enrolled at U of O and ive grown accustomed to writing my exams in english , so i was wondering if UDEM would allow me to do so if i took one or more courses with them over the summer?. Do i need to gain some sort of permission from the school ? etc etc Thanks
  5. hello , well i plan on getting the JD in the hopes of landing a job in ontario. my question was aimed at gauging the chances that ill be able to land a job considering that i won't have participated in the recruitment process in the province of ontario. thanks
  6. Hello, Im in the process of completing my L.LL at the university of Ottawa and was wondering about challenges ill face after taking the additional year to complete the JD. will i miss out on a lot of well paying jobs ? is there a stigma attached to students taking this path and working in common law jurisdictions ? any advice or testimonials would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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    UdeM application requirements

    Hello , im currently a U of O civil law student and i can attest to the fact that civil law schools dont really care about anything other than your grades. I got into Udem as well and all i had to submit were my transcripts. best of luck
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    Honours Bachelor or Bachelor degree

    well if you eventual goal is to get into law school you'll need a Full bachelors from a recognized university. other than that , its really up to you to pick your path to law school . good luck
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    uottawa , buying books

    Hello, i was at the orientation but can't seem to remember if we buy our books from the normal uni book store or a special one within the faculty. also , when do they issue the book list ? thanks
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    how-to guides for civil law students

    hey , looks like a great resource! thanks again
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    how-to guides for civil law students

    on a related note.. do outlining strategies for tests and exams differ between the two legal traditions ? I've seen a few skeletal outlines online and was wondering if they'd be relevant. their are also plenty of books claiming to have solid outlining strategies. i realize that I'm getting ahead of myself , but from what I've gleaned , it seems as though managing your notes is key in law school . thanks again
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    how-to guides for civil law students

    thanks everyone !
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    how-to guides for civil law students

    i just assume , given the somewhat significant differences between both common and civil law systems , that certain strategies that might be relevant to common law students wouldn't necessarily apply to civil law students. it has little to do with language as I'm actually an anglophone. i was just searching for a guide that targeted civil law specifically . do you know of any good books ? I'm open to all suggestions , i just figured that the stereotypical recommendations for 1L's may not be as relevant when studying civil law.