Hi! Debating between these two schools and thought I would employ this forum's help. Here are some of the factors I'm considering, in no particular order:
1. I'm leaning towards U of T if only for practical reasons. I'm from the East end (Durham) and will be commuting, and it seems like the downtown core will be easier to get to than North York, but if anyone has reason to believe otherwise let me know. I have also heard unpleasant things about the York campus and I am a woman so safety is something I need to consider.
2. I don't know exactly what I want to do yet but it's (probably) not corporate. As of right now I'm interested in international, human rights, and immigration law, but I'm pretty open minded about it. From skimming through the two schools' course lists, it seems a bit like Osgoode has more courses relating to these arenas but I can't imagine I'd be limited at U of T in any way.
3. I read somewhere that it's a lot harder to get into clinics at U of T than at other schools, and that they prefer to focus on theory over practical experience. I do want to get some hands-on experience and was wondering if anyone could comment on the truth of that statement.
4. Not sure how much weight to put on prestige, but U of T's international reputation makes it a bit hard to think about turning down.
5. The difference between the two tuitions isn't the biggest deal for me, with the only caveat being that I still have the potential to get a scholarship from Osgoode while I am not eligible for Toronto's aid, so once I hear if I've gotten any money that could be a deciding factor. My stats are 3.86/168, anyone know how much Osgoode might be willing to offer?
6. I'm kind of worried about being able to get summer internships and things like that as my CV is currently a bit bare, so if either school offers more support in helping with that, or if school reputation matters at all when landing internships, that would be good to know.
I'm sure there are other factors that I've forgotten, but any input would be appreciated!