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  1. That's really interesting. If billable hours are still being churned out from home, what other arguments are there for having people in offices? Is there anything more substantive to the old school mentality?
  2. Yes, they can offer conditional acceptances contingent on writing the GRE/GMAT if you don't meet the LSAT threshold.
  3. It would be unreasonable to demand out of province students to be in class midway. I don't think you have to worry about it.
  4. Like 60 pages per course a week? Multiply that by 5 courses. I just pulled up a random syllabus and picked a random week. It's mostly textbooks with cases and some commentary of the cases. It felt like I was always reading. Some will tell you not to do all the readings and focus on just the important ones. I found it helpful to at least skim them all and had reasonable success.
  5. No, I had no professional aspirations going in, but I did know that corporate law would make the most practical sense for me from a financial point of view. First year did spark some academic interests, but there are still other considerations that remain unclear, like the day-to-day professional life of a practice area or whether interests outweighs time and money.
  6. Yes, Osgoode doesn't curve you down a letter grade, it's how your raw score compares to your classmate. Also, contrary to some posts here, while there might be some element of subjectivity to grading essays, it's pretty easy to tell a part an A essay from a C essay. I know it's frustrating, but I'm fairly certain your prof graded your work properly and that nothing will come of the appeal process. If you still feel hell-bent on appealing, I'd be happy to look over your essay before you do.
  7. I can't see this being an easy sell to old school partners, but this would be an interesting change.
  8. I think scheduling is really important, and having the discipline to keep your schedule--more generally, keeping a schedule of work, exercise, and sleep. As mentioned above, reasonable typing speed is good to have, especially when you don't have time to be concise and elegant in your exams. Another perhaps controversial piece of advice I'd give is to look at more interesting pieces of law. For instance, legal theory gives a bit more texture to the underlying theory of the law. Or, more practically, the application of law in daily life: for instance, s. 33.1 being struck down in Ontario received a lot of media attention and misinformation. These kind of things are nice for keeping the fuel going in the marathon of school.
  9. Isn't personal injury also lucrative? I also heard good things about real estate.
  10. Could somebody elaborate on this? I hear many times that big law is great training, but it's not clear how that happens. Is it the degree of difficulty? The added hours? The environment?
  11. They do something much worse: they unload their emotional baggage on you.
  12. Any idea on what hybrid models might look like? I've heard that there's little hope for large 70 person lectures and that small in-person seminars might be possible, but I can't understand what the alternative for the large lectures would be other than it being all online. Any speculation?
  13. I think the straight A students from Ryerson will be fine, but I worry about everybody else. Toronto is a prime location, but straight B's from Ryerson might be harder to compete with straight B's from Osgoode or U of T.
  14. It's random. It's around 70 people per section, so you're gonna have a lot of diversity no matter what. My section ended up being somewhat more reserved than the other sections, and maybe a bit older, but again all coincidence.
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