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  1. Are all upper-year courses recorded?
  2. I'm doing Parkdale in the winter semester next year. Anyone know if it will still exist?
  3. Thank you! I'll keep this in mind and work hard on my application materials.
  4. I also have a similar question. Sorry for interrupting. I also got a C+ (torts) & C (ELGC). My other courses were evenly split between As & Bs. Do I have no chance at 'Bay Street' firms during the OCI process? Sorry for being annoying asking on here but I'm not sure who I can ask in person.
  5. I'm talking about Master degrees in other fields. There are so many professional course-based Master programs that are considered to be at the graduate level. These programs are less rigorous and shorter than JD programs. I don't understand why these are considered graduate level degrees but JD & MD programs are not.
  6. you know there are course-based Master programs, right? that you can complete in 1-2 years? that are way easier than law school courses? Both JD & MD are considered second-entry undergraduate programs in Canada. I think JD is considered at the graduate level in the States since almost all programs won't let you enroll without completing undergrad. Canada is really similar at this point (very few people get in after 3 years of undergrad) so I'm not sure why JD/MD aren't considered graduate level degrees.
  7. This is a good starting point: https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/my/jd/clinics-intensives/ https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/my/jd/clinics-intensives/program-requirements/ https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/my/jd/clinics-intensives/application-process/ (remember- there might be changes to these next year). As you can see, the structures are very different for each program. Some only last for a semester while others last for the whole school year. Credits also vary. Normally, you can only do one intensive program (15 credits; equivalent to a semester) during your time at Osgoode. (But you can add on another program worth less than 15 credits in a different year). Don't worry if this doesn't make sense- there are information sessions to help explain the application process. You apply to intensives and other programs in the second semester of 1L to enroll for the following year. So you don't have to worry about these just yet . Of course, the more related experience you have when you apply to the competitive programs, the better your chances. When you start 1L, you'll get emails about applying as a volunteer to a variety of different initiatives. Some of the applications (e.g. CLASP 1L Caseworker) are due early so make sure you keep track of deadlines. I can't really speak to experiences in these programs but there are multiple opportunities to speak to upper-year students. You'll get a chance to speak to students that are part of some of these groups BEFORE you apply as to volunteer in 1L (so you can ask your questions in-person). Everyone seems to really like the practical experiences provided by volunteering or being a part of a clinic/intensive program. For example, last year there were many events where we got to talk to current CLASP, PCLS, PBSC, etc. students very early in the semester (before volunteer applications were due). There is also a clinic/intensive fair each semester.
  8. Hmm... there are quite a few posts about this but the answers seem to be coming from students. Upper-year students also mentioned this during orientation when people asked about the 1L recruit. I guess this year was an anomaly or past students exaggerated their grades.
  9. Interesting! I didn't even apply because of suggestions from upper-year students and answers on this forum. People acted like it would be a waste of time if I applied with anything less than straight As.
  10. I do the exact same thing! Happy surprises are better than crushing disappointments.
  11. I haven't attended that many networking events as a 1L but I felt this way about the ones I did attend. I felt so uncomfortable and don't think I gained anything valuable. Everyone keeps on talking about how important networking is but isn't it useless for people like me? I'm very introverted and I end up acting really awkward at networking events... so can't networking actually backfire? What if they remember me as that weird & boring student? I'm a lot better at interviews. and I thought many students got jobs without networking? I wouldn't worry too much. I was the same way this year and somehow still made some really great friends. Sure, half of the class doesn't know I exist but that's not really a big deal. I would still recommend getting involved in 1 or 2 ECs though. I volunteered and was in a couple of clubs so that helped with getting experience and meeting people that had the same interests as me.
  12. Looks like it might be a long wait. They came out June 1 last year:
  13. I regret the timing. I'm only in 1L but I feel like I would have enjoyed law school more and got involved in more extracurricular activities if I took another 1-2 years off to work and travel. There are so many cool things I want to be involved in but I'm too burned out at the moment.
  14. If you want to be sure, you can email them. It showed up on OASIS after a very long time for me last year.
  15. Thanks for doing this! So.. students on the admissions committee have access to personal statements with names? Do you remember any of this information when you meet people in person? How many applications do you read?
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