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  1. Anyone know why the OSAP amount I'm receiving in late August - early September wouldn't show up on portal? I recall last year that my OSAP amount was displayed in the Account Summary and was deducted from the overall balance.
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    1L toronto meet and greet

    I'd wear whatever you're comfortable in. That being said, I wouldn't suggest showing up in sweats looking like a bum lol
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    Current 1L Dual. Ask me (almost) anything.

    Yes! I don't think students could survive if laptops weren't permitted!
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    Thoughts on 3000 Sandwich Street?

    DJD knows whats up! Many (perhaps all) of the units have dishwashers/laundry units - this is incredibly hard to come by in Windsor. Snag that apartment before someone beats you to it!
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    Where do most first years in law school stay?

    Here's some suggestions! Anywhere on Randolph is awesome and super close. Same with Campbell Ave. Harbourview Condos are also great (just under the bridge but some of the nicest accommodations in the city and only 5 mins from the school!) Feel free to PM with some areas you're looking at!
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    Wills Question

    Quick question - if someone has died and left behind a will wherein their spouse was not named, is the widow spouse entitled to see a copy of the will? My inclination would be no.. In this case, would the surviving spouse's best bet be to make an election under the Family Law Act (to an equalization payment?) Many thanks in advance!
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    Thoughts on Windsor for criminal law?

    Agreed with @Plinko - Additionally, my crim prof in 1L was Elizabeth Brown, a Crown Attorney in Windsor. She constantly urged us to watch her in court, and would even debrief us on any confusion afterwards. The stuff you learn in the classroom is substance-heavy (you'll find this at all law schools), so being able to watch her in action was an incredibly practical and beneficial experience.
  8. I'm just finishing up 1L at Windsor. I was never put on the waitlist and my status said "Referred to Admissions Committee" up until my acceptance around April 10th! Be patient & stay hopeful
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    Currently a 1L Single JD - Ask me anything!

    Hi! I did have other offers, however, committed to Windsor pretty early on (withdrawing my applications from the schools I hadn't heard back from because I just wanted to make moves and start organizing my future!) I would say that if you can, try and visit both campuses and see how you feel at both. I chose Windsor because of the small class size (almost half the size of Ottawa, yet both schools have roughly the same number of profs and overall resources). I'm not too sure about Ottawa, but the professors and staff here are all so supportive, as is the student body. There really isn't much of a competitive atmosphere like I've heard at many other schools. Apart from that, living arrangements in Windsor are also cheaper. If you're concerned about reputation and getting a solid job and what not, don't read into the negativity - So many of the students here get the amazing ("Bay Street") and non-Bay street jobs - there are ample opportunities! Ottawa, as a city, is definitely more pedestrian friendly and there is generally MUCH more to do, but that can be distracting. Windsor is a true student. Hope this helps! Feel free to pm me if you have any other q's
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    Currently a 1L Single JD - Ask me anything!

    Of course! This year I had class everyday - Mondays (6-8pm), Tuesdays (11:30-1pm & 2-4:30pm), Wednesday (1:30pm-4pm), Thursday (11:30-1pm & 2:30-5pm) & Fridays (9-12). This was my Fall schedule and was slightly different Winter semester but the general structure was the same. There's also optional tutorials every 2 weeks. We were just assigned classes and divided into 3 sections (roughly 58 people per section). In 2L and 3L you're able to choose your classes, though!
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    Best time to start looking for housing?

    A lot of leases start July 1st or August 1st. I would say August 1st is ideal as orientation begins at the end of August and being able to stay at your own place is way better than the residence accommodations! I'd recommend getting in touch with landlords in May and coming to Windsor to tour houses in May or June
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    Currently a 1L Single JD - Ask me anything!

    @ristiisa pretty well covered it all - as per past exams, there are some posted on the law library website, which are accessible with a uwindsor id/password (these are only really helpful if your specific prof's exams are posted!)
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    Currently a 1L Single JD - Ask me anything!

    @lindsn Sorry for the late response - exam season is in full force! The Windsor law campus is super small so by consequence, it's very tight knit. You can always find a classmate or friend around to catch up with between classes. The social life is good too - lots of events, bar nights etc (particularly during the beginning of the semester though before school gets too hectic). Living expenses are unreal, especially if you're coming from a big city (I went to school in Toronto for 5 years so there was a huge difference). 1 bedroom condos are obviously still expensive, but if you have a roommate or 2, the costs can be $400-$700. The community is incredibly encouraging/helpful - you can tell the profs really would like to see us succeed. The law school atmosphere is also no where near as competitive as I was expecting (ex: students share notes, provide study tips, etc.) Let me know if you have any more questions!
  14. I used these forums like a fiend last year when I was applying - Just trying to pass it forward