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  1. Hey all. So I did some dumb shit when I was younger and was wondering if any of this could bite me in the ass for the bar or law school in general. When I was a minor I was with a few friends and we jumped over a fence into a closed outdoor public pool. Didn’t damage anything we just hung around and I guess a neighbour saw us and called cause a cop came. We all got tickets for being in the public park after a certain hour but nothing serious like trespassing. Another time when I was a minor, my friend egged someone’s house and I was driving. The owner of the house apparently recognized our car and told the cops who they thought did it (me and my friend). I was never questioned by the cops or even a call but when I later apologized to the person who got egged (cause I felt bad later, stopped talking to the friend who did it) they said they told the cops our name. I assume since nothing ever came from that, there wasn’t even a formal charge because it wasn’t prove able so the cops just wrote our names down then gave up. I also got suspended for a day once in high school (grade 11) because some dude was trying to kick a bathroom stall door down (he eventually did) and I pulled out my phone to record it as it was happening and apparently that meant I was apart of the vandalism. I’ve only ever had 1 encounter with the law after the age of 18 and it was when I got a single traffic ticket for speeding/rolling a stop. After this point I stopped doing stupid shit and from then on, things are clear. Is any of this serious enough to screw me over in the future? Nobody needs to tell me how dumb a lot of this shit was, I know already lmao.
  2. Fluent is something difficult to define though. https://www.fluentin3months.com/cefr-levels/ B2-C1 entails: -Effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations. -Produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects. -Understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations. Which seems like knowing the language pretty fluently. https://www.fluentin3months.com/french-c1/ The guy who wrote this article says he considers B2 to be fluent. Few people on this thread also consider B2-C1 fluent but then again others don't so the term "fluent" isn't really 100% defined.
  3. I'm fluent in both English and French and I'm thinking of learning German since my brother did and he's been teaching me a bit of it. I can take a minor in German and as well as a semester in Germany or Switzerland which could bring me close to fluency (I'm also obviously going to work on my skills outside of the classroom.) So I had a couple questions about law school admissions and a future career in law. 1) When you apply to law school, can you state your abilities in all three languages as a bonus to your application or do they not really care or value this? 2) If they do value it, how rigid is the title of trilingual? For example if you take the language proficiency levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) I'm a about a C2 in English, a C1 in French and if I get close to B2-C1 in German, could I consider myself trilingual or will law schools actually grill you on this making sure that you're 100% a fully mastered C2 in all three categories? 3) Would being a trilingual help to get a career in law? German isn't as important as Arabic or Mandarin obviously but would this help get a position in a law firm at all?
  4. I'm a CEGEP student right now and I wanna become a lawyer in my home city of Montreal but I have a couple things I'm worried about. 1) After CEGEP when I apply to my undergrad program (I'm in commerce and I'm going to be applying to B.Comm programs) I'm going to apply to McGill and Concordia as my fallback. In the event I do have to go to Concordia, will I be at a disadvantage compared to people in McGill for law school applications or does school "prestige" not matter? Ie: if you got a good gpa, LSAT and decent ECs at Concordia would you have the same shot as someone who got the same as McGill? 2) Once I'm done undergrad, McGill will be my target law school. In the event I don't get in and have to go to another school outside of Quebec, how would the transfer between common and civil law work? If I went to Osgoode for example in Ontario where they teach common law, would I be able to work in Quebec where civil law is used? Can law school graduates from UofT, Osgoode, Western, Queens, etc apply and work for positions in Quebec when their legal system is different?
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