Hi folks. I have been reading through these forums and everyone is so helpful and generous with their opinions and knowledge. I’m hoping for some last-minute insight. Not sure what kind of law I want to practice but right now I know I have an interest in social justice-ish work; perhaps criminal, refugee, family. Coming from an arts background I am also interested in IP.
April 1st deadline is hours away and I cannot make a final decision although I have narrowed it down to two:
My alma mater which has me feeling comforted by the familiarity but also wanting to go somewhere new
Closer to home 1.5 hours
I like Toronto and the potential commute doesn’t bother me (did it from DT for 4 years without the new subway extension). I also would not mind living close to York to cut costs.
I have been offered a $10 000 renewable scholarship; I am hoping to further offset tuition with bursaries
The school seems to have a lot of resources; I am intrigued by their experiential learning and mooting opportunities, broad offering of courses
Interested to live in a new city. Although I have lived abroad so I have had that experience.
Farther from home 5.5 hours
Interested in taking a few courses in French; I am proficient in French through French Immersion and undergrad courses. I feel this could give me an edge in the job market and is my main draw to Ottawa though I am not sure if taking a few courses will make me competitive or bilingual enough for bilingual positions.
Hefty tuition- not as hefty as Oz but I have not been offered a scholarship at this point although I do hope to receive some bursary
Would really appreciate your thoughts and feedforward