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    Order of acceptances

    don't think they're grades based, I had the same stats as someone and got in a month later. I do know that in each letter they affix it to what drew them to accept you. Mine had a line about "impressive community work" although i had good grades as well. Someone else I know had a letter that said something else was the reason for their acceptance
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    Any international student acceptances?

    The gpas I’ve seen have been on the Canadian scale so it doesn’t look like it however you can always call and ask!
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    Updated Transcript?

    As long as we send them in as we did before via mail there is nothing left to do correct? (For reference I’m a qc student) don’t see any place to update the transcript online or something
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    McGill vs U of T - business & commercial law

    It’s more the opposite that I want to go to McGill but make sure I’m not making a mistake. I think the consensus is that it doesn’t matter too much for the field I’m interested in but that’s a really good idea, i think. Thanks!
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    McGill vs U of T - business & commercial law

    Yep I want to know all there is to know and make sure i consider everything. Usually whenever I get an answer people have something new to contribute. I am finding it very difficult to pick between the schools. Ultimately no one has really shared their concrete experience with me about going into family post McGill in Toronto. Perhaps because family law is unpopular or something or it just isn’t a path many people take. The people I have asked from Montreal who left to Toronto all pursued IP, corporate or tax. Also I wanted to know if this particular poster said it was a “no brainer” due to the fact OP wants corporate law or a no brainer in general
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    McGill vs U of T - business & commercial law

    Would u say it is true for other kinds of law like family that one should pick u of t over McGill? Or entertainment law? IP? I am having a hard time justifying the u of t price tag
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    McGill vs U of T - business & commercial law

    Just a small comment here. While it’s true Montreal offers most basic French interactions I don’t think you can properly learn French to a degree acceptable for professional fields just learning through osmosis. I’ve lived here my whole life, in an anglophone community and managed to communicate for the most part in English. Some francophones would think my French is pitiful. Seriously I learned it for 14 years formally in addition to daily interactions, reading, etc. I also have family on both sides that communicate only in French going to English uni and schools have worsened my skills and made me feel like I could wholly avoid using the language. i would say you gotta be devoted to the task of learning it rather than simply trying to absorb it by living here.
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    FB Group.

    i was accepted in Nov and haven't seen anything yet although I did provisionally accept u of t, so maybe thats why
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    McGill/ u of t

    I think I’m more aware of what i don’t want to do although admittedly feel like i want family. I interned in corporate/real estate and hated it so if bay st is the only advantage to u of t doesn’t seem so worth it but ultimately I’m torn
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    Entrance Scholarships 2019

    Some people received them on Minerva. I didn’t get one so I think they’re either all gone or awarded at a later date (merit based not needs based)
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    McGill/ u of t

    That was exactly what I was thinking although I did see som sort of debt forgiveness program at u of t if u make under a certain amount. I’m more trying to understand if there is really any advantage to u of t for that particular field. It seems like not really
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    Accepted Fall 2019

    It was Minerva and an email a bit later
  13. Did you provisionally accept another school? I have gotten into Oz, Ottawa, McGill, u of t but nothing from queens nor western. I find this odd because I am, like you a bit above the stats of a lot of accepted students. To me, this means they saw my provisional acceptance to u of t. I mean it could also be that my letter sucks or something. Just based on my case, I don’t think they differ significantly.
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    McGill/ u of t

    Just got admitted to McGill. I’m beyond ecstatic but now is the time for me to decide between McGill and U of T, truthfully, a reality I never imagined in September when I was applying. Made a pro/con list but my real question is: does u of t provide any tangible benefit over McGill if I want to pursue family law? -I am strongly considering living in Toronto in the future. So of course that is a plus to u of t. But, is it a plus worth 150k of debt? -I am not in a financial state where I can go to u of t without a credit line and loans.mcgill is obviously more affordable. -I know many current students at McGill who can help me navigate the waters. I only know one person at u of t who seems like a super genius and might have found everything “easy” -my home and support system is in Montreal. BUT - will I have any difficulty getting into a family law firm in Toronto? Can I intern in Toronto over the summers and so, build some connections? Are hiring habits u of t and osgoode or nothing? Do firms understand that McGill covers Ontario laws as well? Will I be wholly unprepared to practice Toronto law? Note - I will likely try and pursue a masters after law school in Toronto, would that “fix” any of the detriments going to McGill would have had? I know of at least one case where a student went to umiami and pursued a masters at a Toronto uni and it worked for them. Another note - probably should be on another thread but not quite sure where - I’m interning at a well known family law firm in Montreal (granted, not yet in law school so I’d be surprised if they let me do anything fancy), will Toronto firms consider this, or take the time to look it up because they won’t be familiar with the lawyers ? Would I be better off interning at a firm with Toronto offices that is not in a field that is interesting to me? If I continue interning at the Montreal firm throughout my 3 years would I have beeen better off trying to find summer positions in Toronto?
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    Guidance needed (where to start)

    I personally did private tutoring with a Skype tutor and did quite well. I think I needed that sort of guidance.
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