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  1. What letter grade do most 1st year, and upper year classes typically curve to in your experience? How does that weird B- factor into things, given it is like a 2% range.
  2. What is the grade distribution at Dal curve to orlike?
  3. What is the grade distribution like, any mandatory numbers of a,b,c, etc or forced averages? Does it change from year to year.
  4. Has anyone else whose aboriginal heard/not heard back from any other schools?
  5. Exactly, which is why they should simply be made to identify themselves so they can still get scores without disrupting the pool scores.
  6. I am, they haven't even looked at it.
  7. Correct. If you are a new upstart tutor or company, you want to be able to plaster that here is my 3 perfect LSAT scores on the front of your website so I know my stuff so pay me because I'll teach you how to figure this out and these are new trends in the lsat students should know. The obvious solution would be to force these types of writers to declare themselves so they don't taint the test taking pool. Ie. they will have scores but they will be removed from the bell curve pool. I agree lifetime ban is extreme for 1 perfect, they are going about this the wrong way.
  8. These are not aimed at legit students, they are aimed at people who work for pro-testing companies that train students who are writing the test to prove competency to their customers, etc. Someone who has been teaching LSAT for a decade is much more likely to hit 180, than someone who is good on lsat but took a 3-6 months of study. I don't see a reason for someone to take 4 lsats in a year or 5 in 5 years, when scores are good for 5 years and you aren't going to be raising your score substantially just by taking more test to a certain point. The only people who'd need to realistically take more than 3 test in a year are instructors who want to give that information to their students.
  9. All Canadian law schools offer excellent education, its not like the states with Cooley. That is the quality guarantee. Going to a school from an entrance perspective has nothing to do with how good of a lawyer you will be. Unless someone has evidence to the contrary that being a great lawyer is caused by going to a school with tougher admission entrance stats.... And that is also presuming Ryerson stats won't be higher than those other schools. The US example fails because US is an entirely different beast made up of public and private schools and with the t-14 existing and then being dominated by private and ivy league schools. Then you have another set of private schools who are like degree mills. All the Canadian schools are publicly funded and all the Ontarian schools by the same government. If tradition and pedigree were that dominant, the older schools like UNB, Manitoba and Usask and Dalhousie would far surpass the reputation of Western and Queens. Is this what you believe? I think the location of Ryerson will cause most students and faculty with the choice to choose it over anything outside the city because it saves time and money and makes it easier to network. TRU is a new school, they seem to have no worse placement in OCI than Uvic and UBC according to their alumni on this board, and that is despite a major location disadvantage. I agree with you, only time will tell.
  10. Closer to employers makes it easier to network, easier to network, makes better chance at job opportunities. There is a level and ease of convenience that comes in networking when you are that much closer. York to downtown can be a pain in the ass to do. It is doable, just less easier. No artcling won't make it easier to get into big firms necessarily, it will make it easier for students who want to start their own shops. Ultimately, time will tell, we will see in 4 years, perhaps you are right, but the real evidence will be out then.
  11. I don't think it will be considered better than U of T to be honest. But to answer your question, location. Ryerson's location will slowly wean off top faculty (and students) who don't want to commute long distances or leave GTA because they still practice in law or have established careers or obligations that make it harder to leave the city or just more convenient to teach at a school that is literally on Bay Street. Considered by who? The issue is Ryerson does not have a finance specialization which is heavily favoured by many students and employers from the banking/finance area. But Ryerson grads are leaving the school with an average total compensation package of $99,000 a year, this is higher than many of the other elite schools for business in Ontario and Canada, so clearly the employers have no problem with Ryerson grads. Although I will admit, many students or lay people will presume U of T and York>Ryerson MBA, but if they are earning close to 6 figures on average at 90% employment after 6 months, clearly the employers don't mind too much. It is also close to York's and U of T's average salary (more than one less than the other but depends if you count bonuses or not and they don't all calculate the same way ie. U of T counts its emba students but york doesn't and these are people who already come in earning near executive salaries) but its tuition is a fraction of the cost. So if you were looking at it from an objective point of view, Ryerson's program would be better from an ROI perspective for all but finance, you pay less tuition and earn more money. Much of an MBA's value is in networking with your classmates who will in turn directly employ you or forward your resume to the top of a pile in a large corporation right after graduation. Is this the way law schools work in Ontario, are artcling students able to fast track hiring decisions like this? The other thing is that to be considered better than Osgoode, all they have to do is simply place more people on Bay. Given Ryerson is already on Bay, it has a massive advantage despite its shortfalls. Also add on no requirement to article as well, one can merely pass the bar and open their own shop and be what 1 year ahead of many of their counterparts at Osgoode.
  12. Yes. Much of these renowned faculty come from Toronto or live near it. If given the choice and equal salary or even slightly lesser salary, presumably many of them, along with top practitioners in their field, would rather teach in a school they can walk to in the downtown core than to teach in a school they must combat hours of rush hour traffic to get to. Law firms want to hire the best people who walk through their door. Ryerson students will have an advantage in networking because of their location as will the Ryerson career office. The fact that firms are willing to drive hours to get to Osgoode, Windsor, or fly out to Dal to recruit in Toronto, I'd have a hard time seeing them skipping over a place they can recruit at on their lunch and walk back to work to. Ryerson is going to attract alot of people who don't want to leave the Toronto area but are smart otherwise, both student and faculty. Another poster pointed out that recruiting teams were smaller when they were going outside of Toronto and therefore interviewed less people because of the time it took to get there, which what attributed to better odds of being hired at Toronto schools in part (ie. part of the reason Osgoode places better than Western or Queens- which we can agree are all excellent schools). If Ryerson was not in Toronto, I'd agree with you, but its central location is what makes it what it is going to be.
  13. I've changed my view on this. Ryerson law will become very competitive and likely compete against Western, Queens and Osgoode directly. Ryerson is in the downtown core, it has good facilities, it is near so many law firms and opportunities due to its location. Throw on the IPC, they will have a little more practical training than other law students. Its location will make up more than for its lack of history/reputation. I suspect that it will actually come to compete with U of T as the 2nd downtown school. Its placement rates will surpass Osgoode once the data comes out.
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