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  1. https://jeremydebeer.ca/ The above link is Professor de Beer's homepage. He teaches Property Law and he is a great professor. You can find his syllabus here.
  2. I think your cGPA is competitive. You have a strong chance at uOttawa law. Good luck!
  3. You have a good chance at uOttawa law due to your cGPA. You will have a stronger chance at the law school if you get an LSAT score of 158+. Good luck!
  4. Unfortunately, your cGPA is too low for uOttawa. The law school favours applicants whose cGPA is above A- average. Good luck!
  5. 10 reasons to go to uOttawa law 1. Proximity to the federal government: This allows uOttawa law students to engage in several internships, such as Department of Justice Internship. 2. Strengths in technology, IP, and Privacy law: uOttawa has large selection of courses on technology, IP, or Privacy law. We also has Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC, https://cippic.ca/index.php?q=en/). 3. Large selection of courses: uOttawa law has large selections of courses on diverse areas, such as Indigenous, Health, Technology, Environmental, Public, or Human rights law. 4. Notable Faculty: We have some distinguished professors who are leaders in some areas: Michael Geist (Privacy and information), Constance Backhouse (Legal history), or Bruce Feldthusen (Torts) 5. Bilingualism: You can take some courses from the French Common Law program or Civil Law Section. You can also have opportunities to learn French for free (https://olbi.uottawa.ca/). 6. Renowned mooting programs: uOttawa law has very good mooting programs (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/student-centre/course/moots). 7. Strengths in public law: uOttawa law is one of the best places for learning public law. We have large groups of scholars who have specialized in public and constitutional law. We have three mandatory public law courses: Constitutional law I (mostly about the Charter), Constitutional law II (mostly about the division of power), and administrative law. 8. Legal Writing Academy Program: uOttawa law has Legal Writing Academy that gives you tremendous resources for improving your legal writing. The Legal Writing Academy holds workshops or writing conferences (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/legal-writing-academy). 9. Student-Proposed Internship (SPI): You can arrange your own internship and earn your credits through the SPI (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/student-centre/course/internships/faq). 10. Great emphasis on social justice: If you are interested in social justice issues, uOttawa law is very good place to learn about law and social justice. You can also specialize in some options related to social justice issues, such as Indigenous or Environmental law (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/student-centre/course).
  6. Unfortunately, your cGPA is too low for uOttawa law. The law school's admission is very cGPA-oriented.
  7. Yes, as far as I know or have heard, students who get the jobs in the IP recruit tend to major in science. They generally have MSc or PHD degree.
  8. Hi, I think that there are three major experiential opportunities available to 1Ls: Student Proposed Internships (SPI https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/student-centre/course/internships/faq), Pro Bono Students of Canada (PBSC https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/probono), and 1L moot (https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/student-centre/course/moots). You can do the SPI during 1L summer after successfully completing all 1L courses. You can do up to two SPIs and each SPI needs 135 hours of non-paid work. You can earn 3 credits by completing one SPI. Doing SPI is very easy, but you need to look for your own work placement by yourself. Engaging in PBSC is more competitive. There are approximately 20-25 PBSC placements available for 1Ls. Each PBSC work may need 3-5 hours of non-paid work every week. Due to the pandemic crisis, the formal 1L moot was cancelled, but some 1Ls had opportunities to participate in virtual moots. Hope this information helps.
  9. I am a 1L at uOttawa law. I think that you'd better to go to Osgoode. Although uOttawa law has significant strengths in public law due to its proximity to the federal government, Osgoode also has everything to assist you in engaging in governmental or policy work. At uOttawa law, you can participate in some government internships, but I believe that you also can do that even if you go to Osgoode. In addition, Osgoode has better clinical programs compared with uOttawa law. Good luck!
  10. Hi, due to the pandemic crisis, I have not had substantive opportunities to observe the school spirit at uOttawa law in person. However, I have been fortunate enough to gauge people's perceptions about uOttawa through my engagement in students clubs, study groups, and my small groups virtually. (uOttawa 1Ls are currently divided into 15 small groups in accordance with their course selections among Torts, Constitutional law, or Criminal law; my study group is very collegial.) I admit that students who come from GTA or aim for Corporate law jobs tend to be pessimistic about being at uOttawa law. However, I feel that most students are quite happy about being at uOttawa law. Particularly, for those students who aim for governmental jobs or like vast array of course selections, uOttawa law was their first choice. Regardless of students' perceptions about uOttawa law, our law school is fine and great. We have some distinguished faculty and really broad course selections.
  11. Hi, I particularly like Torts and Property law because professors that teach the courses are very renowned and knowledgeable. Professor Bruce Feldthusen teaches Torts, and he was the former Dean of our law school. He wrote Torts text book, Canadian Tort Law, which is widely used in Canadian law schools. Professor Jeremy de Beer teaches Property law, and he wrote Property law text book as well. Honestly speaking, I enjoy every course. At uOttawa law, first-year courses are mostly taught by full-time professors, and they are excellent.
  12. Ironically, I do not know well as I am not residing in Ottawa now. This is an evident drawback of the online learning. Sorry for my lack of knowledge about this.
  13. Hello, during 1L, we are taking eight courses. Full year courses are: Public & Constitutional law, Contracts, Criminal law, Torts, and Legal Foundations & Research. Fall term course is Property; Fall and January term course is Dispute Resolution & Professional Responsibility. Winter term course is the 1L thematic course (seminar course). During the last fall term, Professors usually conducted one live Zoom class and one recorded lecture every week. Each courses usually has two classes per week, except Property (3 classes), Legal Foundations (1class), and Dispute Resolution (4 classes in total during the fall term). So, for live Zoom classes, I would say that we usually had 15 hours in total every week; and 6-8 hours of recorded lectures every week. There are three tutorials every two week: Property, Constitutional, Torts, or Criminal law. Each tutorial takes one hour and twenty minutes. For the amount of readings, it really varies, but I'd say that we usually read between 250 pages and 350 pages per week.
  14. Hi, I am a 1L at uOttawa law. Although everything is online at uOttawa law now, I am enjoying the law school and am very satisfied with the quality of the education that I am receiving here. If you have any questions about the law school, please feel free to ask me anything. I will do my best to reply any questions. Thank you.
  15. You have a good chance, but your LSAT score is slightly below the median LSAT score of Western law (https://law.uwo.ca/future_students/jd_admissions/class_profiles.html). Good luck!
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