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  1. USask will be online in the fall.
  2. You have to send two copies of your transcripts. This is mainly for people who are still in school (my acceptance was contingent on sending my 4th year grades for example). However, it makes the process more streamlined to just require it from everyone. That was my experience working for the FGSR at the U of R anyways. Basically we had a box that we checked off when people sent in the copies we required so we could move on to the next. Usually you have 2-3 people sorting through over 1000 applications so having the same requirements for everyone makes their jobs a bit easier.
  3. Legal historians are likely fighting for the same jobs as other historians. For example the legal historian who I took classes from taught history of the prairie west, and Roman history on top of one or two legal history classes. His research was exclusively legal history, but the market is saturated and budgets are so low he has to be a Jack-of-all trades historian. Legal history is such a niche that I doubt there is a huge job market for them. That said I was involved in a history graduate program at a prairie university, so I cant speak to the demand elsewhere.
  4. I had a history professor in undergrad that did his LLB and MA in History at Queen's. He later went on to do his PhD. He's a legal historian and says that law school was invaluable for helping him understand the content. That said, I'm not sure it has much of a use outside that.
  5. Just be honest. I applied broadly and listed all the schools I applied to. They are certainly using it for data purposes and I doubt it holds any weight on your admissions decision.
  6. I did an Honours thesis in Canadian History and while it helped me in the first year Indigenous and Constitutional law classes at the beginning, my classmates quickly caught up. I may have understood the context of the course a bit better, but ultimately studying Canadian political history didn't really help when doing a Paramountcy test. The only real advantage my undergrad gave me was being used to doing a lot of reading and not being terrified of a 35+ page major paper. And honestly, that's negligible.
  7. I bought a new car the summer after 1L while I was working. You'll need to have income coming in to be approved for financing by my understanding. The only reason it made sense for us to buy was that my wife works during the year and we could afford it without using debt to pay debt. Coming out of law school you're going to have a lot of student debt, I would avoid worsening it by using your line of credit to pay for a car.
  8. It depends on whether or not you want to stay in Saskatchewan. Most of the big firms in Sask only hire 1Ls and then (usually) bring them back for articling. Other provinces tend to hire more 2Ls, but there are a few jobs in Sask to be found. Most students manage to line up an articling position by the end of their second summer. I've only heard of a few people not landing articling positions before graduation.
  9. I'd recommend just bussing. It's what a lot of us do.
  10. Just a reminder to any incoming 1Ls that there is an icebreaker event at the Broken Rack tonight from 8-11!
  11. Giving away first year textbooks to an incoming College of Law student who has accepted their offer and is definitely attending this fall. You must give the books away to an incoming U of S student next year through this forum (publicly) and add one additional primary textbook (if the list changes or there is a new edition) or a secondary text you found useful (i.e. if no changes to the list or new editions; cannot be the Criminal Code). The hope is to extend this generosity to future years for as long as possible.After receipt of the textbooks, the recipient must make a post in this thread.These terms are to be explained to and carried out by future recipients as well.First person to message me and agree to these terms gets the books. I will be in Saskatoon on Thursday next week, or we can meet up the weekend before school begins.
  12. This is correct. First day of orientation you'll pick up a personalized package with your personal orientation schedule and you'll find out about your sections at that point.
  13. You have a break from 11:15 to 1 most days. Guest speakers are not every week, and usually involve free pizza. Tutorials are broken into even smaller groups and you'll have 1-2 of them for an hour on Wednesdays at varying times (meaning you'll often get a lunch break). Not to mention that you're done at 12:30 on Wednesdays. The Kway tutorials are new, but they are certainly not every week and that is a range of times where everyone's tutorial is scheduled.
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