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  1. 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.
  2. On 2, I think very few UBC graduates(2-3 in the last couple of years) move to New York right after graduation
  3. Should I ask Osgoode if they are willing to consider me or should I stick to UofT?
  4. I thought there's a 10% cut in the tuition... no ?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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'?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. Got an offer on Thursday 1/31 GPA: 3.74(WES) LSAT: 169
  13. I know ! I started learning French just so I could apply Mcgill but quickly realized that it will be very hard for me to develop a French proficiency that the law school admissions would require.
  14. Thanks for the reposnse. Let's say the restrictions on UBC law school's tution was lifted and UBC starts charging a tution fee similar to that of Toronto schools. What would it spend the additional revenue on? One of the main arguments UofT uses to justify it's exorbitant fees is it's necessity to retain world-class faculty who would earn hefty salaries if they were practcing lawyers. Is that a valid justification? How is UBC able to retain it's faculty?
  15. How does UBC get to maintain it's standard of legal education while competing with Canadian law schools that charge 3-4 times the tution? What programs and benefits(compared to say UofT and Osgoode) does UBC cut back on in order to provide a legal education at a low cost?
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