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  1. It happens, I couldn't tell you with what frequency though. I was told to apply broadly for 2L and see what you land. You can take more than one clinic over 2nd and 3rd year at Osgoode, you just cannot take more than one intensive (CLASP, Crim Intensive, Parkdale, or any of the 15-credit clinics). Meaning, you would be best to apply to all the clinics/intensives you are interested in 2L, hope to land something less than 15 credits (i.e. Innocence), and re-apply for 3L. From a scale of bad to good it would be awesome. Especially if it's a winter-term intensive that does not involve lectures or exams! It's as common to take an intensive in 3L as in 2L, you take what you can when you can.
  2. This is a strong and unrealistic assumption for the average student, and still debatable re: value in the aggregate. By nature, the average student will not get the maximum. It is not a basis on which to make a rational decision. Here is a decent article on the cost of legal education: http://www.slaw.ca/2019/02/26/the-cost-of-becoming-a-lawyer/ While Koolaid may be cheap, the Osgoode and UofT varieties tend to be priced at a premium. If value is a consideration, look elsewhere instead of relying on a a hope of subsidization, or you WILL be left disappointed. Just my opinion...
  3. I believe many of them went out first week of December last year. Not sure whether you would be notified if you're not selected to receive one.
  4. I mean, if you actually want to get some value out of them, just put them out on a shelf in your office to make it look like you actually read them to impress your clients/supervisor.
  5. I never said anything about conscientiousness, only dedication and competence. Ask any Sr division leader at CLASP if they can tell the difference between the DL’s who apply and work there out of genuine interest and passion, and those that are simply there to build their resumes. Then ask them how much more effectively the clinic could have helped those individuals who go there seeking assistance with their real world issues (facing deportation, losing custody of their children, jail sentences and criminal records for first offenses, whatever people in admin do [lol], Etc.) if they had more of the former.
  6. It depends 😉. Are you the type of candidate they are looking for, with demonstrated interests in that field and good grades? If not any will be hard to secure, they are nearly all extremely competitive. That being said, I hope exclusivity of positions or “prestige” aren’t part of your criteria for selecting an intensive/clinical. Pursue those that you are passionate about or would like to experience in practice. It would be extremely shitty to take a position just for the challenge or difficulty of it when someone who actually gives a shit about the program and people it services could excel at it. Good grades in school ≠ excelling in the field, especially for public interest and moreso if your heart isn’t in it.
  7. Class prize/awards are news to me, thanks all. I might have to knock on at least one professor’s door myself.. Also, I may have come across a bit cranky in my first reply. Congratulations pinkroses, well done.
  8. A’s must make up the top 10-20% of the class. + grades can make up to a maximum of 1/3 of all A’s and B’s, making an A+ the top 1-7% of grades for that class depending on the professor. No, As far as I know they do not give awards for doing well in one class. The only awards that are given out are upon graduation I believe (upper years or grads can chime in), and they are for students with the top ~10% of all cGPA throughout LS. A high grade in a class may increase your chances of getting on as dean’s fellow (that could be your pat on the back), but that they are at the professor’s discretion.
  9. You can check last year’s upper year schedule here by logging in: https://ozdomapp1.osgoode.yorku.ca/myosgoode.nsf/jdschedules.xsp I imagine professors, dates and times may change to some extent, but it will give you an idea of what your interested class schedule would have looked like for the past year (which could very well be similar for the upcoming year). Noteworthy, not a lot of core, “black-letter” law lectures are scheduled for Fridays. So, barring clinics/intensives or special interest seminars, it’s fairly safe to assume you could schedule yourself Monday-Thursday at minimum, and more realistically 3 days a week.
  10. To be honest as inconvenient as it was commuting from downtown, the subway forced me to read during that time. By the end of the year it was the ONLY time I did any readings. Lol
  11. Sorry, not the standard class grade distribution, I meant the distribution of averages for the year for all students and classes. To see where you stand for overall GPA.
  12. Anyone know where to find the Osgoode average grade distribution online? I've seen from the past that they typically print it on the back of transcripts, but I haven't ordered any transcripts (and won't be for some time). Thanks,
  13. For future readers: nervousness is not the worst thing you can demonstrate in an interview IMHO. It shows that you are vested in the process and that you are a real (non-sociopathic) human being. How you manage your nervousness in that setting (i.e. by not completely shutting down) is more likely to inform a panel’s decision, at least in my experience. And besides, show me a 1L whose legs aren’t shaking during their first moot. Nervousness will happen regularly, you just need to learn to cope with it! Eventually you may even start chasing that high...
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