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  1. Apparently 1 person failed OTL this past year, but no one the year before, so it must be quite difficult to fail. Many stopped going to the lectures altogether and still passed by using the notes from previous years on the CANs database since a lot of the topics stay the same. You could really see attendance die off as it went on. As mentioned above, the topic you are assigned to write the reflection paper was randomized.
  2. @mcgill They don't just take it into consideration.. the masters level courses will count. They count your last two if it's better so if this includes masters courses, like it did for me, they carry equal weight. For me most of the last 2 calculation was masters courses and they only took a few of my 4th year undergrad marks. CrimNation's response is not entirely accurate since they don't focus any more on undergrad than grad courses. I confirmed this with Rose as well when I inquired about my own GPA calculation.
  3. @hkrgvYou won't have your schedule until you register next month. It was completely different for each of the three sections (A, B and C) this past year so it's hard to guess what it might look like
  4. Although Calgary is a bigger city, it is a bit irrelevant to compare the size of Calgary to Halifax in this decision since it really comes down to which school has the bigger presence in Toronto if that's where you want to go. 50% of our students come from outside Atlantic Canada, probably at least 25% from Ontario, at least in my class, so we maintain strong ties with Toronto. The career office at Dal is very Bay Street heavy. They do lots of firm tours throughout the year to firms there. I know many Dal grads that are at the major firms on Bay Street. I can't speak much of Calgary, so perhaps that is a great choice too, simply to say that the size of the cities should not be a deciding factor in this and that Dal grads definitely have a strong presence in Toronto.
  5. Dal has a wide reach across the country since 50% of our students come from outside Atlantic Canada. I know several third years that are articling at the big firms in Calgary. Bennett Jones especially seems to like Dal students but we have students at all major Calgary firms. They definitely take the most from UofA or UofCalgary of course. Dal also has a more established reputation in the legal community but I can't speak much to TRU. That's just my take on Dal from experience and from grads working in Calgary who went through Dal law. We probably have more students from Vancouver than Calgary so I would say even more representation there. I know a few students summering in Vancouver currently.
  6. @ebbfl May be too late but in case it helps or is useful for others: The JD program at Dal is well respected since it has been around for such a long time and due to its size. It's usually ranked somewhere around 6th in Canada. The legal market is by far the strongest in Atlantic Canada with 3 major firms with ~200 lawyers total (about half in the Halifax office). Since half the students are from outside Atlantic Canada, MANY go to Toronto and Vancouver. Our career development officer that deals with private firms regularly does trips to Toronto both with and without students to tour firms. They push Bay Street heavily and are well represented. It's not just our Ontario students that go there but their ties certainly help. The MBA doesn't require work experience so it's a younger crew, but due to its unique 8 month corporate residency it is respected by employers. Toronto corporate firms love combined JD/MBA students. Two I know got articles on Bay Street. Any further questions feel free to ask.
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