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  1. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    Thank you for your help, Diplock. I suppose what's stuck with me is the negativity and the slurs: I'm too busy gleefully tearing up marriage certificates for money to find the quotes, but I could have sworn that you' (and your cohort, which seems to be about 75% of this board) had referred to foreign degrees as "useless", "a scam", and even "bullshit degrees from schools nobody's ever heard of". Your biases shine through your honest attempts at help and leave a stronger lasting impression.
  2. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    Maybe I'm imagining it, but I recall something crazy happening in financial markets around 2008 and that CDN universities started to look for alternative sources of funding about the time that neo-liberal bloodsuckers like Harper and Gordon Campbell started to get elected to government. The UBC LLMCL was described to me by the Associate Dean as "self-funding" -- it's really expensive in comparison to the JD, i.e., the law school was able to increase attendance and revenue without having to go to the Senate of the university to lobby to increase funding at the expense of other faculties. I suspect that Laurier is doing the same thing. I agree: the infection of our once-proud publically-owned infrastructure by capitalist bacilli is egregious, but I think I recall something my admin law prof said about Public-Private Partnerships being the way of the future. Some of the other faculty were furious that we were "diluting" the quality of the product and were there "just to become lawyers" who didn't want to help them publish articles in journals that nobody reads but I don't recall them handing back any of their Sunshine List salaries.
  3. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    And if I'd really put myself to it I could have won the Tour de France. Her psychotherapy bill must be enormous.
  4. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    A) The last. The others are rhetorical. Like your question was. B) At least you're consistent.
  5. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    Here is the ad in question: https://www.wlu.ca/programs/interdisciplinary/law-degree-uk-and-ba-laurier/index.html It features nefarious, low-down statements like: " The final year at Laurier will provide you with an enriched program that will position you to successfully write the national accreditation exams leading to legal practice in Canada, or begin a rewarding career in a number of other law-related fields. " Ooh. Scary. "Study abroad and see the UK’s historic monuments, royal palaces, diverse countryside, and iconic landscapes." Sleazy. The only thing I take issue with is: "The international component of the program will help you stand out in a competitive job market." and I'd never say that, but: a) Are they guaranteeing job placements? Prospective starting salaries? The key to the executive rub 'n' tug? No. b) Is that never, ever true? Is it empirically proven that there is no employer on the face of God's Green Canada who will ever think it was interesting that a candidate went overseas? c) If you guys think that qualifies as deception, I wonder if you've ever kissed a woman wearing makeup.
  6. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    I sit here on a beautiful July day beneath my framed University of Leicester degree in my office at the law firm in which I have worked for the last 22 months almost ten years after posting on here about whether or not I should go there (is that enough prepositional phrases in one sentence) and wonder: where is the deviousness? Where is the deceit? Could I be a 5th year call by now? Could I be sitting in a bigger office in a swankier neighbourhood working for bigger clients? Is my c__k big enough? Is my brain small enough? Do I regret going to LEI? No.
  7. kcraigsejong

    UK Law School Graduates

    You rang?
  8. UBC grad 2013. I now live in a 500 sq/ft studio in East Van and pay $1,100. p/mo, but let's just call it non-market if you know what I mean. It would be over 1 hr on bus to get to campus. During law school, I lived in res and paid about $1,000.00 p/mo in a shared apt at Thunderbird Residence on campus for the summer (didn't work out, roommates were sektchy) and $1,400.00 p/mo or so to live at St. John's College along with a mealplan during the term. It had its drawbacks, but I'd recommend it on the whole -- the 5 minute bike ride to Allard Hall was invaluable: http://stjohns.ubc.ca/ This is the area of Vancouver you are looking for but they may not be the right droids for you: https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/search/apa?search_distance=5&postal=v6R+&availabilityMode=0&sale_date=all+dates
  9. Well done on taking the initiative to get hired over there while studying for law school exams.