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  1. It's good that you're visiting, always a good idea. One other thing to keep in mind is that Ottawa has a large legal community, so if it happens that you wanted to stay in Ottawa to work, like many of us have, you will have good options in both Ottawa and Toronto. I wouldn't worry about the class size. The individual class sizes are likely roughly the same as at other law schools and the breadth of course offerings will likely be larger, as they are at Osgoode, which has roughly the same size cohort as Ottawa.
  2. But it's not the best way to get the full picture. As I said, whether a student gets a job with the Crown will depend on many factors, primarily grades and practical experience. Researching course offerings and clinic opportunities will be important and will provide some necessary information. Looking at percentages of grads in those positions will not. And, as Deadpool mentioned, there are surely other factors involved in choosing between two schools other than a current job interest, which may very well change once you're in law school.
  3. Doing that type of assessment and comparing the percentages will not tell you much of value. You won't know how many were interested in that type of practice, what experience they had, how many applied, how many got interviews or offers and then decided on that career. Of course, Queen's grads work in Toronto. There are many factors involved in getting any type of job and the school you attend is likely far down the list for most.
  4. Check the course listings for each and see what is currently offered that interests you, with the caveat that at every school, this may change year to year. Compare the costs of each school. Visit both if you are able to, I would never recommend committing to a school and three years of your life in a city you have never seen. London is closer to Toronto but Ottawa is a much nicer city. Good luck with your decision.
  5. Lots of Queen's students apply for jobs in Ottawa. They are not at any advantage over U of O students. Ottawa employers want to see a connection to the city.
  6. The original post was posted four years ago and the OP has not returned since then. I imagine they have already made their decision.
  7. If they do, that's an anomaly. Full course load is five per semester, that's the norm. Each university sets their own policy for full-time status and it varies. Queen's may be more accepting than other schools of four course semesters but, technically, that isn't the standard definition at Canadian schools for undergrad of a full course load.
  8. A full course load is five courses per semester. What varies is what is considered full time status.
  9. Years ago, I wrote the LSAT in September of my third year of undergrad. It was fine. I didn't have to worry about it anytime close to when I was applying. The LSAT should be written as early as possible as long as you are well-prepared and have been consistently scoring well on the practice tests. Too many people leave it til the last minute and that's a mistake. You should have a competitive valid score in hand prior to applying so you know where you are a competitive candidate.
  10. People are accepted every year with fewer than five courses in one semester. Will this, in and of itself, prevent you from getting into law school? The answer is no.
  11. Bumping this yet again as we have had multiple members setting up a second account recently. Only one account is allowed here. If you have a particular problem, get in touch with a mod. However, it is unlikely that anything other than merging accounts will occur going forward and you will be called out in the thread on the forum. This isn't a difficult concept to understand. You cannot participate here as an applicant and then want to separate yourself from anything you posted earlier once you are accepted into law school. You cannot participate here as a law student and then want to separate yourself from anything you posted earlier once you are going into OCI recruitment. And so on and so on.
  12. No. Funding is based on the number of students attending.
  13. Right. My dad had a colleague who chose to do that and it hasn't worked out so well for him. Obviously, it will depend on location, size of home, price, etc. This particular guy mortgaged himself to the hilt for a place in Rosedale and, nope, there are a limited number of buyers looking in that price range so timing is an issue. For a smaller, less expensive home in a less desirable area, well, not likely to provide enough to sustain 20+ years of retirement. But, as you say, you have a pension so you're golden.
  14. If you think none of that happens in private schools, you're mistaken. And they're taught by teachers, many of whom could not get jobs in the public system, and who don't get equivalent salary and/or benefits, nor do they have job security.
  15. That brings up an issue that many, if not most, law grads will have to plan for, saving for retirement. That will take a good chunk of earnings each year if planned for reasonably.
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