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  1. fromPhDtoLaw

    Academic Publications

    I fully agree with the above comments. If you have an article that is well thought out and ready for submission it's best not to sit on it too long, or you run the risk of the content becoming stale. Send it off into the world of peer review, and anxiously await the comments/corrections :). Best of luck!
  2. fromPhDtoLaw

    In Queue 2017

    The Facebook group for admitted students currently has around 130 members... Osgoode accepts approximately 290 students each year... so I would say there's considerable room left in the 2017 class (even if up to 100 students haven't joined the Facebook group). So keep your fingers crossed! Best of luck!
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    parking at osgoode chambers

    Possible free parking in Toronto?! If this is true/possible I want in haha.
  4. fromPhDtoLaw

    UBC vs U of T (corporate law focus)

    This topic tends to come up quite often on the forum, and I think the most sound advice time and time again is to go to school where you would like to live/work... want into the Toronto market? Pick Toronto... want to live in BC? Well, you get it. Want to go to NY, well your best option would probably be to go to school in New York, but you'll have the opportunity to write the NY bar whether you attend UBC or Toronto (as long as you're competitive). A lot of this revolves around the more pragmatic issues of interviewing/finding articling positions, which will eventually land you the corporate gig you're looking for (it's easier to enter the Toronto market if your OCIs are all Toronto firms). In regards to the cost, I've had several friends graduate from UofT and each of them has assured me the additional cost was not worth it, while admitting they did have great opportunities they felt they wouldn't have gotten elsewhere... So take that for what it's worth...
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    Accepted to Osgoode 2017

    I haven't seen any movement, but my guess would be that now that the April 1st deadline has passed for early admission decisions, they will be looking to fill up the remaining spots. Also, my general sense is that admissions decisions tend to go out on Thursdays (ish), so I imagine you'll see significant movement either in the next couple of days, or in the latter half of next week (but this is just my own speculation). Looking at past years, admissions for waitlist, etc. seem to be ongoing right into June, but nevertheless, I think the majority of decisions will be made by mid to late April... ​Not sure if that will ease your anxiety, or just make it worse haha, but good luck!!
  6. fromPhDtoLaw

    Switching after provisional acceptance

    First of all, congrats on your acceptance to Osgoode. I think you need to update your acceptance for Western on OLSAS to "decline offer" and then update Osgoode to "provisionally accept" (if you're still waiting to hear back from another school. If you know you will be choosing Osgoode though, I think you can just update to a "Firm Acceptance" and that should cancel your provisional acceptance to Western. I haven't actually done this though, so if you're worried about it, you may want to contact OLSAS directly. Good luck!
  7. fromPhDtoLaw

    Housing Situation - York

    Thanks for the heads up on Assiniboine. I think I am leaning towards a large 1-Bedroom at Passy for 1L (sort of annoying that they all come furnished, but the convenience of being on campus for the first year seems worth it). And since I'm going to be out of the country for the majority or July/August, having my living accommodations arranged well in advance will also be a huge stress relief. Can anyone who has lived in Passy comment on the bed situation? Are the mattresses comfortable, etc... or should I consider bringing my own box spring/mattress?
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    Accepted to Osgoode 2017

    Congrats!! See you in the fall
  9. Currently I'm living at Yonge and Bloor, but the commute to York (a bit over an hour by public trans.) is simply not feasible. I'm wondering if anyone can speak to the various housing options available (I'd be looking for a one-bedroom place that is pet friendly - I have a 5 year old Husky - just to give a general sense). How is the on-campus housing (Assiniboine, Atkinson)? The price seems great, but I also feel like it might be a little bit much not being able to "get away" from the law school. ​Ideally, I'd like to live within a 25-30 minute commute of the school (by public trans.) - so I was considering really anywhere located along the subway line (which hopefully will finish sometime by the end of 1L *fingers crossed). Does anyone have any experience looking for housing around Lawrence West, Yorkdale, Wilson, or Downsview? Anywhere to definitely avoid? ​Thanks!!
  10. fromPhDtoLaw

    Accepted to Osgoode 2017

    Thanks! It was a huge relief for me for several reasons (personal and professional) haha. I was notified via email, and my oasis was updated at the same time. Best of luck, I'll be rooting for you
  11. fromPhDtoLaw

    Should I contact admissions?

    Hi all, quick update! I contacted Vicky on Monday, spoke with her on Tuesday, and was accepted to the program this morning!! Thanks everyone for the advice, much appreciated!
  12. fromPhDtoLaw

    Waitlisted at Osgoode 2017

    Got accepted this morning! ​So for all those still waiting to hear from admissions, they are definitely still sending out offers - not just waitlist - best of luck to all of those still waiting!
  13. fromPhDtoLaw

    Accepted to Osgoode 2017

    Accepted! ​cgpa: 3.75 lsat: 160 M.A. and Ph.D. from UofT ​strong EC's (co-founded a humanitarian initiative for Syrian refugee youth in downtown Toronto, which operates a $30,000.00 yearly budget) ​Osgoode was my #1 choice, and I will likely be accepting! Best of luck to those still waiting!
  14. fromPhDtoLaw

    Accepted to Queen's 2017

    Essentially you log into OLSAS where you can view your offers, under the offers tab you can select whether you would like to firm accept the offer, provisionally accept, or decline. You can find more detailed information here: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-offers/ - hope that answers your question!
  15. I have some questions about the international public law stream curriculum and some more practical questions in regards to studying/finding internships for international law at Western. If there is a 2L, 3L, or even a recent graduate that has a few minutes to chat with me I'd greatly appreciate it! Please just send a PM. Thanks!