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  1. I actually don't think this question is that silly, since it was a headache and a half to find halfway affordable housing at all in Vancouver when I started at UBC, and I had classmates who paid through the nose to get pet-friendly accommodations. I'll grant that Vancouver is more the exception than the rule though (and with the COVID situation and online classes things are probably more friendly to renters now).
  2. I must ask; is this hypothetical or are you basing this on applications you've actually had the pleasure of reviewing?
  3. Do you have relevant clinical and volunteering experience (and, secondary to those factors, course selection)? If so, your cover letter and resume should write themselves. If not, no matter how much you try to make your cover letter and resume "pop out," they won't compared to people who can answer "yes" to that question. Criminal law is not like the BigLaw recruit where nobody has genuine interest and employers don't expect really expect them to. Your experiences in law school will signal to employers whether to take you seriously, and that's not something you can bullshit.
  4. Jesus, I hope you're joking. Do not shell out thousands of dollars to have someone help you submit law school applications.
  5. On the plus side, if the OP can get hired on with a law enforcement agency and navigate the issues we've alluded to, their mediocre GPA and LSAT score suggest they are the kind of person that would make rank in such an organization.
  6. This is as naively optimistic as the OP was ignorantly pessimistic. I scoffed at the OP but let's not respond with linkedin-style motivational platitudes. Bad shit happens to good people sometimes, for limitless potential reasons. (But yeah, the Canadian legal market and the US legal market are so dissimilar it's not even worth discussing the former using the latter as a starting point for comparison.)
  7. There is a sociopathic lack of personal responsibility and self-awareness on display here, and a laughably unconvincing attempt to shift blame. How can you take this seriously enough to think it warrants any substantial discussion here?
  8. IMO internal cultural and ethical issues within law enforcement are far more stress-inducing than anything you mentioned by a long shot (if one has any sort of conscience and ability to recognize said ethical issues). But to each their own. In any event, I can't argue that based on the limited information that the OP has provided about themselves I'd advise against that career, and I'll say that the attitudes espoused by them in this thread would go down even worse within law enforcement circles than they have here.
  9. I can confidently say you'll be out at UofT and no LSAT score will change that, I'm sorry to say. They do not like high LSAT splitters. Other schools are harder to predict where splitters are concerned, especially with your stats being hypothetical at this point. But in any event, you'll for sure be able to get in somewhere in Canada with a 170+ LSAT if you apply broadly.
  10. Nobody whose goal is to practice criminal law in Canada should even "consider" US schools.
  11. Sure, but that doesn't mean that all opinions are equally valid. And it would be nice if you actually had some idea of what you were talking about when you decided to give advice to a 0L looking for informed input.
  12. Their post is so ridiculously off that I'd expect them to be a 0L who knows absolutely nothing about the legal profession, but bizarrely they have had an account since 2012 and they've been telling people to go to HYS since some of their earliest posts here... What an odd duck.
  13. This is an asinine take. In the case of criminal law, that has nothing to do with "having lawyers in the family" or "knowing people." It's simply a matter of the majority of people claiming to be interested in crim law succumbing to the temptations of the BigLaw recruit and concerns about debt. It's not particularly difficult to pursue it if it is indeed a passion and you aren't just a poseur. As for "international law"...well, the reason hardly anyone pursues that is because it's barely even a real thing, and nobody who goes to law school claiming to want to practice "international law" has any clue what that actually means. Criminal lawyers deal with Charter issues every day.
  14. Doesn't diluting and muddying up the language contradict your point about the "power of language," though? It's fine to talk about what the consequences of certain ideologies are. My issue with your approach is ignoring or ascribing motives to people holding certain views. You even explicitly said that it doesn't matter to you why they hold the views they hold. But if you really care about persuasion, which is the thrust of how you're justifying your language choices, you are really undermining yourself and doing a poor job of that. If you don't care why people hold the views they do and won't engage with it, and instead focus on specific consequences of their views and see any and all reasoning as indistinguishable from actively wanting said consequences to occur, you are just preaching to the choir and you aren't going to persuade anyone.
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