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  1. Sort of, it's a bit more complicated than it might seem: 1) The vast majority of classes only have exams, not essays (especially in the first 2 years of classes) and therefore this wouldn't be an issue for those classes. Also for exams they almost never take off points for grammar mistakes (they are only allowed to if they expressly state they will do it in the syllabus and for context out of the 30 something classes I took I only had 1 class that ever did this). 2) For the first year of your classes, you can write everything (exams and essays) in English (you have to ask permission from the faculty beforehand but it's basically a formality, lots of people do it) 3) For the second and third year they don't let you write in English for anything except under exceptional circumstances, but at least you get a year to adjust and hopefully improve your french in your first year.
  2. what school did you go to? What is your degree in?
  3. You will definitely get in to université de montréal (and wherever else that is Civil law). They do not evaluate anything other than grades (your GPA, program and university)
  4. So you would be surprised! In general, you do not lose points for grammar mistakes in exams (there are maybe 5% of profs who do take them off, but generally no). It still might be a good idea to try to practice or improve it though. However for essays/papers you are severely penalized for grammar mistakes, though at least in that case you can use Antidote or have friends reread it (or both!) That being said there aren't many papers or projects, especially in your first year. The majority of classes have simply 2 exams as the method of evaluation.
  5. Yes you are able to write exams in English, but only in your first year (after that it has to be in French, the first year is seen as a bit of a transition). Also, to write in English you have to get permission before the exam, though this is just a formality and is granted if asked. In terms of being seen poorly by profs, I would say generally no. Though i suppose it's possible some may have some bias. In terms of day to day life, I would say it is generally good. It is easy to make friends because first of all, there are many other anglos and second of all, it is easy to make friends with francophones if you are willing to make an effort to speak French. No one should judge you if you have an accent or if it is imperfect. Overall, it is very doable to study at UdeM as an Anglo so long as you are willing to put in the effort.
  6. UdeM is not probable but possible, you would be around the cutoff. You would definitely get into UQAM and UdeS (regular, not coop) in my opinion.
  7. It's possible but relatively rare. You'd have to get excellent marks, to the point that if you got those kind of marks it would probably be a better move to stay at Laval as opposed to risking going to another school and having a worse standing. All in all though it can be done
  8. While I never did the JD at Osgoode, I know a handful of people who did it recently. They take maybe closer to 4 people now per year. As for how hard it is to get in, it varies greatly every year. UdeM bases its decision on GPA, so it depends on a year to year basis what the 4 highest GPAs are who apply. That being said, normally it would be hard to get it with under 3.4 or so as an absolute minimum. 3.4 is a relatively high GPA so it is definitely a competitive process.
  9. It is not the JD program. It is the LLB. They do not accept for the winter semester. The deadline has passed, I am fairly sure.
  10. Ça dépend des cabinets évidemment, mais d'habitude c'est le soir même de l'entrevue. Parfois 1 ou 2 jours après, rarement plus.
  11. (J'ai déjà fait la course et je suis en gros cabinet) Honnêtement ça dépend tellement de quel cabinet on parle et aussi de quelle université. 3.4 à McGill c'est excellent, 3.4 à UdeM c'est correct mais loin d'excellent. 3.4 à UdeM c'est très bien pour certains cabinets, pour d'autres c'est assez bas. Bref, ça dépend!
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