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  1. I took a look at the link you sent and noticed it said, "An applicant for admission to the North Dakota Bar must be 18 years of age and have received a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school approved, or provisionally approved, for accreditation by the American Bar Association." However, it appears there are no Canadian universities which are ABA-approved (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/), meaning I wouldn't check this box attending Queen's. I'm just not sure if this would spell an end to the thought of practicing law in the state of ND entirely, or if there are ways around this through exceptions. I guess it would require more digging on my part as @conge mentioned. I was actually born in the US so the legalities surrounding immigration wouldn't be too big of an issue for me (to my knowledge). That would certainly be big hurdle if I wasn't though. I'll be heading to Queen's in September, and I don't anticipate working in American big law so hopefully this isn't an issue.
  2. This may be a very dumb question, but I'm wondering if someone can shed some light on this topic. If there are already threads devoted to this topic, I would appreciate any links to them I'm wondering if it's possible to practice law in the United States after obtaining a law degree at a Canadian university? Does it differ depending on the state in which you practice or the Canadian university at which you attend? And if it is possible, does anyone have any experience or knowledge on how difficult the transition would be? Obviously the two countries follow completely different systems of law, so I imagine there would likely be a lot of self-study after law school to prepare for the BAR in the state that one might be looking to practice in. If it matters, I am wondering about North Dakota in particular. I would very much appreciate any information on this. Thanks!
  3. Couldn't agree more with this. Not only this, but saving up money before going back and dropping $15k+/year on tuition alone is never a bad idea in my mind
  4. I'm a first year and have access. Should just be your [email protected] You can also change your email alias - https://www.queensu.ca/its/microsoft-office-365/email-calendar/yourname-email-alias
  5. Appreciate this. I looked at the 2019-2020 tuition costs a while back but couldn't remember and didn't have it saved anywhere.
  6. Does anyone know... 1. How much the ancillary fee normally is (as a percentage of actual tuition I suppose)? I see they updated the 2020-2021 tuition cost ($18,287.66) but have left the ancillary fee as "TBD" for now. 2. How much tuition was in 2019-2020 (both the domestic student cost and ancillary fee)? I don't see past tuition costs archived anywhere on their website, and I was curious to know how much it went up by this year. Thanks!
  7. I'm an incoming 1L moving from my home province to Kingston in late August. Although, as other have mentioned, I would save a significant amount of money staying at home and living with my parents for the first year (~$15,000), in my mind the experience of moving there outweigh the cost. Even beyond the potential for in-person school events, I think forming bonds with classmates and getting to know the city of Kingston itself is a huge thing to take into consideration. I have to imagine 1L's will still get together during the school year even if COVID prevents school-organized events. Another reason why I have decided to move out there is due to uncertainty surrounding the second term. Maybe this has already been decided (so someone can correct me if I'm wrong), however if the second term were to be in-person teaching, I have to think it would be a huge pain to find a place and move out to Kingston during the worst part of the year (i.e. winter), while others have already settled in. I also managed to find a fully furnished apartment at a good price on an 8 month lease, so that helped solidify my decision even further. There's no wrong choice here though. Everyone has their own unique situation which could make one option more practical.
  8. Yeah I can't seem to find anything regarding the U of M process and how to reject an offer once you've accepted it. I checked the portal and didn't see anything on there. But I've made up my mind, so I think I'll just email them. I know I'll lose the deposit unfortunately, but I didn't want to risk it and not pay the deposit without having any other acceptances. Thanks for the reply!
  9. Sorry if this has been discussed already, however I'm a little confused and am looking for clarification. If I have provisionally accepted and submitted deposits to two schools: a school outside of Ontario (in March) and an Ontario school (in May), how does the firm acceptance then work if my provisional acceptances automatically become firm?
  10. I was rejected outright from Western and accepted to Queens with a cGPA 3.37, L2/B2 3.6, and 161 LSAT
  11. Anyone know how long it normally takes before you're accepted to the group? Just wanting to know if there are any updates posted on this Facebook page that may be important.
  12. For those of you who are going to school outside your home province (or city I suppose), do you plan on moving for the fall term even if it is completely online to the point where remote learning is a viable option? I'm trying to get a better sense of what others are thinking. Obviously the experience is a big thing to consider here in that you wouldn't get to be there to meet new people, attend school events (if there are any lol), familiarize yourself with the campus/city (as an incoming 1L), etc. On the flip side, I imagine a lot of people would save a good chunk of money staying at home and doing everything remotely. Any opinions for/against either side would really be appreciated. Or if anyone has pro's and con's to add to this I would love to hear them. Thanks!
  13. Hahah well obviously I didn't mean daily. My thought was you would study online from Ontario until the in-person portion of the term started cause I heard someone tell me it was likely to take place at the end of the term for the classes that needed it. Meaning that's when you would travel to Winnipeg. Regardless, I understand you now! Sorry for the confusion 😂
  14. My b when I read @robobrain's original post I just interpreted "When the in-person classes are held, my plan is to drive to Winnipeg" to mean they won't actually be staying in Winnipeg during the term and will only travel when needed.. guess I didn't need to quote you in it but was just curious what everyone's plan was 👍
  15. Yeah this was my exact thought too! The most recent communication today makes it sound like it wouldn't be a problem to live in your home province (as the in-person portion will not be mandatory like you mentioned), however I still feel like it would be a mistake to pass up the somewhat hindered 1L experience.
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