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  1. Civil law schools dont ask for volunteer work etc
  2. hello, i had the exact same GPA after having completed my BAC and i got into udem.
  3. Just clarifying for anyones whose interested. you can write the quebec bar in english or french
  4. Has anyone on this forum successfully transferred to McGill from a civil law program ? i was wondering what kind of grades one would need to do so . thanks
  5. I was just wondering how one would go about applying for a 2L internship with the public prosecutors offices in either Quebec or Ontario? Is there a formal recruiting process? Secondly, for the purposes of applying to a job in Ontario , does the fact that I'm pursuing a civil law degree, rather than a JD pose a problem? Thank you
  6. MED is still a first entry program in quebec(technically ) . They allow the top cegep students to get in at the age of 19 .
  7. hey , its easier to get into UO civil law as you dont have to write they lsat , nor do they look at any other criteria besides you grades. the incoming class is comprised of comprised 250 students. but my advice on the matter really depends on what type of law and which jurisdiction you want to practice in. civil law will limit you to quebec unless you get the 1 year JD. the only way you could get around the requirements for the english JD would be to apply to the french JD , as there are generally less applicants and you dont have to take the lsat.
  8. It was a bittersweet day for sure... I had been checking the student portal of my preferred school for days and just happened to see the "admitted " status while watching an episode of suits or some other legal show (cliche i know). i just yelled out " i got in to law school" , and my mom immediately came to my side and tightly gripped my shoulder ( as a sign of pride) as she looked over at the letter of acceptance on my screen. there wasn't much of celebration per say , but i was proud to tell people that i had gotten accepted and i feel like that feeling was reciprocated by my entire family when they found out . it was bittersweet in the sense that the acceptance came off the heels of 2 mediocre lsat scores and rejection at nearly all the common law institutions i had applied to . However , I had been accepted into all of the french language civil law programs i had applied to , including Ottawa , which had been my preferred school from day one in the event that common-law didn't work out . Im still in law school at the moment so i cant appreciate the magnitude of my decision to take the civil law route , but i knew that as soon as i chose that path id be closing off all other opportunities in my first language, which might damn my legal career as I'm not fully bilingual . having said that , i now relish the opportunity to study in 2 languages despite the fact that ill have extra barriers to overcome should i want to practice outside Quebec. hope it all works out.
  9. 1. i didn't end up prepping for the french tests because Ottawa doesn't have a mandatory french test as a condition for admission . ( although they do have a placement test which was very east to pass) 2. if you fail the french test you won't be admitted . however even if you pass it , they'll make you take french courses if your skills aren't up to par. 3. UQAM is an odd duck in that they're the only school that has an interview process. the rest of the schools asses your grades and even the strength of your program in certain cases ( in the case of laval . not sure about udem). 4. as you said , Mcgill is random . we have similar stats and i was rejected because they supposedly had " better candidates" ( they're words , not mine) . Mcgill will look at you as an all around person via your personal statement and CV , and in that sense its a very qualitative process. i wouldn't expect to get into mcgill if i were you , but id still apply just in case because admission standards can vary year to year given the qualitative process mentioned above.
  10. i was in urban planning at concordia also had 90 credits you should be fine i think
  11. i got into lava with a 3.56/4.3
  12. hey , i would contact the department at both of those schools. however , i can tell you that uottawa bases they're decision off a full year ( 30 credits). you'll have to maintain at least an A- (80 average ) throughout that time. best of luck
  13. well not according to the conversion tables ive seen https://www.pdx.edu/asian-studies/sites/www.pdx.edu.asian-studies/files/Attachment8_GPA_Conversion_Table.pdf
  14. you should consider coming to uottawa btw very anglo friendly , but expensive. also very close to the supreme court and other institutions
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