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  1. I agree. There might not be a meaningful difference in the strength of the student body between UBC and UofT
  2. I had to choose between Osgoode and UofT before April 1st deadline, so I provisionally accepted UofT.
  3. I posted it under an other section. But I guess it might be more applicable to this section. I've not been able to make decision mainly because of the huge difference in tuition. Fortunately I will not have take any debt if I go to UofT. Though I will have to spend all my savings and withdraw some money I put into my retirement account. At this point, I am inclined to go to UofT despite the tuition difference. I jotted down the pros and cons that I think are applicable to my situation. Your opinions will be very helpful. I'll really appreciate them Pros Cons Courses on a variety of subjects taught by professors who did inspiring work in the field; I believe it will be fascinating to get a piece of their mind Professors with facinating work might not be inspiring teachers; I might not really need access to a variety of courses Money is not my driver for taking up a legal career but I would like to work in large bay street law firms during the first few years. I think the expertise I will gain by leveraging the firms' experience with cases will be valuable. UofT will equip me with the best chance of securing a Bay street stint. I will have better ability to choose the specialization I want to get into by studying and working in Toronto I might get equally good training during my initial years if I can get into Vancouver biglaw after going to UBC. I might have limited choice with specializations I get to choose but I can always try to move to Toronto after I study at UBC It's location in downtown Toronto! I love metropolises. I am energized by big metros with large crowds, tall buildings, diversity of ambitions. Do I really need to be in Toronto? With the courseload during my 3 years in law school, I might not have very many chances to leisurely explore the city. Marginally better quality of legal education owing to highly accomplished student body and access to finest legal minds in Canada Many Canadian law schools have equally well accomplished student bodies. ls a marginally better student body worth the tuition difference? I will be close to the social network I develop during my three years of study if I chose to stay in Toronto(which I would most probably do). The professional network I develop will be helpful through out my career In the age of online connections and interactions, I am not sure if my professional network will be limited to the place I choose to study in I am giving up on lucrative career to study law and incurring huge opportunity cost anyways. Why not spend a little more get the best legal education available. If I feel I cannot make a good lawyer I will take up a job in the industry I am in now I will be spending 68K additional amount on tuition over the three three years that I can spend on small luxuries if I go to UBC
  4. Fortunately, I will not go into debt but I will have to burn all my savings including some money in my retirement account to fund my legal education if I attend UofT. I am 33 and I will be 36 by the time I graduate. I have been going back and forth on my decision for a couple of months now. I guess I am not able to completely zero-in on my priorities. They seem to changing at bihourly cadence now. Based on the pros and cons I put down , I am inclined to moving to Toronto and studying at UofT. I will greatly appreciate your opinions Pros Cons Courses on a variety of subjects taught by professors who did inspiring work in the field; I believe it will be fascinating to get a piece of their mind Professors with facinating work might not be inspiring teachers; I might not really need access to a variety of courses Money is not my driver for taking up a legal career but I would like to work in large bay street law firms during the first few years. I think the expertise I will gain by leveraging the firms' experience with cases will be valuable. UofT will equip me with the best chance of securing a Bay street stint. I will have better ability to choose the specialization I want to get into by studying and working in Toronto I might get equally good training during my initial years if I can get into Vancouver biglaw after going to UBC. I might have limited choice with specializations I get to choose but I can always try to move to Toronto after I study at UBC It's location in downtown Toronto! I love metropolises. I am energized by big metros with large crowds, tall buildings and diversity of ambitions. Do I really need to be in Toronto? With the weight of courseload during my 3 years in law school, I might not have very many chances to leisurely explore the city. Marginally better quality of legal education owing to highly accomplished student body and access to finest legal minds in Canada Many Canadian law schools have equally well accomplished student bodies. ls a marginally better student body worth the tuition difference? I will be close to the social network I develop during my three years of study if I chose to stay in Toronto(which I would most probably do). The professional network I develop will be helpful through out my career In the age of online connections and interactions, I am not sure if my professional network will be limited to the place I choose to study in I am giving up on lucrative career to study law and incurring huge opportunity cost anyways. Why not spend a little more get the best legal education available. If I feel I cannot make a good lawyer I will take up a job in the industry I am in now I will be spending 68K additional amount on tuition over the three three years that I can spend on small luxuries if I go to UBC
  5. Thanks a lot for your advice I will starting fresh in either place, I don't have any social network in both the places. My only concern with UofT is its tuition, 33K at UofT vs 12K at UBC. I read a lot about how law school debt can be debilitating on various forums. Fortunately I will not be incurring substantial debt if I go to UofT but I will be burning up all my savings. I have been contemplating for weeks on whether quality of UofT legal education and the opportunities it can supposedly open up for me worth the money.
  6. On 2, I think very few UBC graduates(2-3 in the last couple of years) move to New York right after graduation
  7. Should I ask Osgoode if they are willing to consider me or should I stick to UofT?
  8. I thought there's a 10% cut in the tuition... no ?
  9. Thanks a lot for your responses, I get the idea Independent of the quality of incoming students that a law school gets to choose, is there any other feature of a law school that adds value to the quality of its graduates? Professors, research?
  10. So I believe there are many bad law schools in US because of bad employment prospects for a majority of students enrolled in comparison to the debt they are going to incur.
  11. How did you get to 78,262? I assumed the UofT tuition to be $33,300 and UBC tuition to be $12000. On-campus UBC residence seems to be slightly more expensive compared to grad house at UofT
  12. I read that all Canadian law schools provide good legal education. What constitutes a good legal education? Ability to find employment, good professors, better network, good clinical opportunities? What would be considered a 'bad legal education'?
  13. Thank you for your responses I would be dipping into my retirement savings to fund my law school education(or take a loan in lieu of using up my retirement funds) The cost difference would come to around 63K
  14. I understand this topic has been beaten to death but I want to see if my situation begets a different perspective. Because of my circumstances, I will have to pay full tuition at UofT. I want to understand if UofT is worth paying the full tuition. I am 33 so I will be starting my legal career later than most people. I would like to work in a large corporate law firm during the initial stages of my legal career. Having worked for a multi-national corporation until now, I believe large corporations have more efficient infrastructure in place to train new graduates. I prefer to live in Toronto to Vancouver. I am interested in pursuing IP law. I would also like to involve myself in some form of scholarly research during my time in law school. I also got an admission offer from Osgoode. I provincially accepted the offer from University of Toronto so I am not sure if I will have the opportunity to consider Osgoode since the deadline for accepting the offer was April 1st.
  15. Though I open to letting my law school experience mold my legal interests, would I have enough freedom and opportunities to choose my area of specialization at UBC. I am an electronics engineer and I have been working in the semiconductor industry for 10 years. I believe I might be able to use my pre-law work experience in the field of IP law. Does UBC provide a good footing for students trying to enter the field? I don't see a lot of courses catering to patent law or innovations. I am also interested working with a Professor and pursue some form of research during my time in the law school. How realistic is my plan to pursue research?
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