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  1. score in the upper range of your LSAT and I think you should be competitive, considering you did engineering.
  2. I don't live there, but have friends who live there and it's where we party. really good building. never noticed anything wrong.
  3. Did people have time in 1L? I genuinely feel like I am working constantly and things never stop. Maybe I am doing too much, but since I am only in 1L, I am still trying to figure out how much I need to work.
  4. You're only in your first year of undergrad. You have time to learn and grow. I had the worst semester of undergrad in my first semester and despite it being a B+ average, which isn't even that bad in retrospect, I was so devastated when I received my marks. The next semester, I changed how I did things and did way better. I did science in undergrad too, and although it was not my favourite thing to learn, I did well and it got me into law school. I would take a step back, and think about what you ultimately want to do. I honestly wish I did that back in first year and I convinced myself that I wanted to go to med school even though I didn't. Looking back, I'm so happy I chose law school, but the important thing to take away is that whatever your degree is, make sure you perform well in it since that is not something you can fix. It doesn't matter if you choose arts or science, it's up to you.
  5. Are 40 hours/week jobs in law a thing (outside of government)? Here I'm thinking I'll be working 60-70 hours a week in my first few years. I've heard lots of horror stories about big law articling students overworked. It just seems every articling student seems overworked. So why is big law bad? At least you get paid for the work you do.
  6. Wow, that is crazy. It's honestly not that bad after studying it, but I'm doing the rule against perpetuities now, and that's a different story. How much time did you spend on this? We spent 2-3 classes I think just on statute of uses, so I think our experiences are definitely not the same. There's no cases on it, but from what I understand, we're going to have a multiple choice exam (instead of a fact-pattern). Also, we have year-long courses, so that might be why your experience is not like mine. We're learning real property in the next semester.
  7. I'm only a 1L, so take my advice with a grain of salt, as I have yet to see if it works. These are some pieces of advice I have gotten from upper years so far. Pick and choose your battles. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Find good upper year summaries and use those for classes where you don't think you need to do all the readings. Do practice exams. You don't have to do EVERYTHING. Do enough work until it makes sense for you. For example, I'm having trouble with my property class, and I have devoted this entire weekend just to learn the statute of uses. Find out your weaknesses, and work on those. Good luck with the semester!
  8. Can anyone share their opinions on whether taking ethics in winter term is frowned upon by firms in 2L OCIs? Although I am really interested in taking corporate, I have heard that it is more difficult and ethics just seems more straightforward.
  9. Yeah, that's also the case with me, I've heard much better things about my winter prof. It's just really weird that property is the only class I'm getting tested the traditional undergrad way (multiple choice exam, closed book). So I'm unsure of how to approach the course, but I'm thinking of using my undergrad approach Remember blackacre? O--> A and his heirs? that stuff, haha. it's the only course I'm having trouble with, but glad to hear I hopefully won't have to deal with this again once the course is finished.
  10. there's people who enjoy 1L property? we're learning statute of uses right now and it's horrible.
  11. This reminds me of myself too. I was good in science, had a similar GPA to that, but I made a call in 4th year and went with law. I think medicine is really hard to get into, simply because your GPA almost needs to be perfect. Law is much more forgiving, and it's definitely easier to get in than med school. However, I would say do what interests you. Personally, I was done with my science courses and couldn't stand taking more sciences. I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed being a doctor (I am still kind of thinking about this), but I know for a fact I would have not enjoyed med school. So, I made a call, and despite only being in first year, I don't regret it one bit. I have yet to see how I will do, but at least I can say I enjoy what I am learning.
  12. Is A- the cut off? From my school (Western), that's Dean's list (top 10%), so I don't think it would make sense transferring to Toronto only for better opportunities.
  13. Shouldn't the school be a factor as well? I noticed Talos and easttowest went to Windsor and Ottawa, respectively, so if a student went to one of the schools that does better in the recruit (Queens, Western, Osgoode) with a B+ average, wouldn't they get more OCIs by virtue of going to a school with more OCI slots?
  14. You often need competitive grades as well, B+ average in 1L.
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