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  1. Dress for Zoom: have a shirt on. Dress for in person: https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/68194-dumb-question-do-we-have-to-dress-nicer-than-undergrad/?tab=comments#comment-916062
  2. Yes, I certainly don't recommend asking Windsor whether you'll be disadvantaged by attending their school. If it'll save you significant money and the only factor that's pulling you away from Windsor is the recruit, I'd recommend going to Windsor. Go where you'll be happiest and therefore most likely to succeed. Windsor is a reputable school and you'll be learning Ontario law.
  3. I agree. If the word is particularly obscene and can be recognized through the use of a few letters and some asterisks then that may be a little nicer on the eyes. But I also understand that in this case the cuss word is actually the word you're trying to emphasize, so editing it out detracts from your point. Quoting the exact word(s) used against you to help convey to the reader how it made you feels seems fair to me, particularly if it's just the one cuss word. Edit: sorry some asshole treated you this way btw.
  4. I see your point in a more abstract sense but Ryerson isn't just accepting applicants arbitrarily. I know some very bright minds who are currently attending Ryerson Law. Conversely, I think we have all known some less bright people at other law schools. Plus, firms can (and will) still hire the "best and brightest" so to speak. Some of those individuals will be from Ryerson. The added competition is hardly a threat to the caliber of the legal profession.
  5. I'll just add that if your predictions are correct I don't think it's advisable to keep a B- but not a C+. Anyone who has a B- and a Pass on their transcript is telling employers that C+ is the BEST grade the pass could be (after all, if it were a B- or better why wouldn't the student keep it along with their other B-?)
  6. I take issue with the way some people on this forum speak about Ryerson but that's an issue for another day/thread. Comparing it to a garbage bag is certainly a hot take.
  7. I get it. Harvard has a world-class reputation as one of, if not THE best law programs. It can certainly open doors, and if you want to work in the U.S. and think that you can get your LSAT significantly higher, it may be worth trying another time. If you want to work in Canada there is no reason to put your career on hold and incur so much debt for prestige...particularly because at Harvard you'd be learning American law. I think many people become obsessed with doing what they feel is objectively best, rather than best for them. As an example a student with top grades and a wicked LSAT may be tempted to go to U of T because it's the "best" school they got into, even though they have a scholarship to Windsor, want to work in Windsor, and are into social justice. There's nothing wrong with buying a Gucci bag, but before you do, be sure that a Kate Spade bag - that's still decent quality and significantly more affordable - won't be sufficient for you. The flashy bag isn't necessary if all you need is something reliable to hold your stuff. Many may agree that Gucci is better for quality and reputation, but that doesn't mean it's the best option for you. Imagine you have $300 for a purse and you need one. It's up to you whether to buy the one you can afford or try to save up for a nicer one. UBC isn't Harvard, but it's a great school nonetheless.
  8. Follow your gut. If you're in a position to pursue a different path right now and you genuinely WANT to do that, do it. You may feel entirely fulfilled in that career, or you may choose to pursue law school (or a different path still) down the line. But there's no rush. Law school isn't going anywhere. If it helps you worry less then don't see it as a 'now or in 6-10 years' dichotomy. If you don't want to go to law school this year, don't. If next year or in two years your mind changes, you reassess as necessary. Pursuing something else now doesn't bind you to it.
  9. @posiekind if you or anyone else who sees this have questions you don't want to post please shoot me a private message. I know this forum can be daunting despite its anonymity. If I don't know the answer I'll try to find it for you. Law school is overwhelming in normal times, and now that things are online it's all the more common to feel confused and disconnected. I PROMISE you aren't alone in that.
  10. Be resourceful and actively seek out information. Speak to upper years who have had that prof before, review the prof's past exams, attend office hours to ensure you understand the content and your prof's preferences, maybe have a session or two with an upper year tutor who did well in that class. Determine whether your grades are low because you struggle to understand the course content, don't know how to demonstrate your knowledge on an exam/paper, etc. REVIEW YOUR EXAMS AND PAPERS WITH YOUR PROF. A bad grade tells you very little, but asking why you got that grade/what was missing tells you a lot.
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