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  1. HoFChaos

    The Sartorial Canon

    If you aren't going to wear a belt, then you should have the belt loops removed. All of my suit trousers have either tabs or are worn with suspenders--I haven't worn a belt with a suit in a decade (with the exception of my linen suits).
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    Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I was building off of Pyke's point about other "gods." People used to worship Thor. Now he fights alongside Iron Man and Hulk.
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    Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    Maybe in a different universe. But in the 616 Prime Universe, Jesus would totally be an Avenger (probably West Coast Avenger, actually).
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    Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    Agreed. Without an ounce of joking intended, at some point in the (near?) future, there is a non-zero chance "Jesus" (powers include a healing factor, flight, and telepathy) will be on the Avengers alongside Thor and Hercules.
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    Suits For Men

    (emphasis added) Not mourning---morning. Morning dress is a type of formal daytime attire. Canadian court attire includes some elements of morning dress (striped pants and the waist coat). Of course, it's also true that black is often worn at funerals, but that is not what's meant when people say "morning attire." There are two main reasons why black suits are to be avoided. First, black is a formal colour, and the vast majority of events explicitly call for business attire, or wrongly call for formal when business attire is intended (i.e. people wrongly think "formal" and "business" are the same thing). Second, black suits (even well-made black suits) tend to adopt a greenish hue in harsh artificial light, and thus only really look black in natural light and candlelight (and certain types of "natural look" artificial light). Black suits tend to look good outside, in churches, and at certain events with carefully selected lightning (e.g. awards shows).
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    Suits For Men

    As I've written elsewhere in this thread, I tend toward almost no break in my trousers. However, I spend a lot of my time in court sitting, often with my legs crossed. For that reason, I keep my formal trousers tailed with the standard break (so as to not show any skin). I have my waistcoat tailored quite close. Quite frankly the waistcoat is so poorly made that it is still too loose for my tastes. I had it altered so the underarms are open. Buttoning the bottom button is tricky--I would say it ultimately comes down to personal choice. To the extent court attire still tracks the Royals/UK custom, our friends across the pond are no help. The recent trend in morning attire has been toward double breasted waistcoats, so that doesn't help. You still see single breasted waistcoats, of course (David Beckham wears them frequently), and by my eyes, I say it's about a 60/40 split in favour of keeping the bottom button unbuttoned. Maybe check out the upcoming Royal Wedding. I certainly don't think keeping the button unbuttoned is "improper"--especially as seeing how the actual future king has, from time to time, worn his waistcoat in that manner at court.
  7. For what it's worth, the application fee is secretly two fees: one from the "greater" U of C, and a second (much smaller) fee from the faculty of law. To be frank, the two have very different views on a number of subjects, including how to raise money, what fees to waive/reduce, and for what purposes.
  8. There is no weighing process, formal or informal. New ad comm members are "taught" how to read a U of C application, including what components and what scores tend to produce successful law students and lawyers, and are shown previous class profiles and how those components/scores factored into producing those classes.
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    Accepted to Calgary 2018

    It is not similar to access categories at other schools (which, for example, often have quotas or reserved spots specifically for applicants in certain categories).
  10. HoFChaos

    Accepted to Calgary 2018

    Just for clarification, U of C does not have an access category.
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    Rejected From Calgary 2018

    Sure! The poster, Abii, is in at U of A because it is a matrix school (this is also why he or she heard back quickly). His or her high L2 GPA adequately compensated for his or her relatively mediocre LSAT score. At U of C, the applications process is holistic (and is detailed elsewhere in this sub-forum), and each application is fully reviewed by at least one person (this process is much slower than a matrix or partial-matrix process), and as many as three. Also, the completed files go to different members of the adcom (obviously), and each member has their own time commitments, review speed, and other factors contributing to how quickly they each turn around a file. No one factor or combination of factors guarantees acceptance, regrets, or waitlist. The adcom is carefully selected and knows exactly what the school is looking for. Simply put, the review process is designed to turn out successful law students and successful lawyers; it's pretty good at doing just that. The poster's complaining had no bearing whatsoever on the timing of the regrets decision. The poster, harveyspecter993, knows almost nothing about Canadian law schools, and even less about U of C. Good luck in the application process!
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    Rejected From Calgary 2018

    Applicants and potential applicants, you may safely disregard everything Abii and harveyspecter993 have posted (here, and especially in the case of harveyspecter993, everywhere else on the forum, too).
  13. HoFChaos

    Should you go to law school?

    Sure, go ahead.
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    What are in-firm interviews like?

    These are the worst questions to ask. This is for a job as a lawyer, not for stocking shelves at Safeway. These sorts of " behavioural" questions are usually a sign the interviewer doesn't have any formal HR/interviewing skills. If you are asked questions like these, obviously answer them in good faith--just take them as the first in a series of indicators that lawyers are generally crap at the business side of practicing law (giving instructions, managing people, interviewing, etc).
  15. HoFChaos

    Suits For Men

    I disagree with basically everything in your post. Actually, I think most of the content is objectively wrong. French cuffs are perfectly fine for daily wear. Just keep in mind that they look best (read: are meant to be worn) while wearing your jacket. If you are going to keep your jacket off for most of the day, you may wish to opt for barrel cuffs. Outside of truly "novelty" cufflinks, you are free to wear whatever you like. That being said, I suggest treating cufflinks like the jewelry they are: choose something that looks good and is well made. Those eight ball cufflinks probably look like crap (but if they don't: go ahead and wear them). You shouldn't be wearing "weird" ties at all. Wear nice ties. "Nice" doesn't necessarily mean "plain" or "boring," but keep the light-up Christmas tree tie at home. Yes, this seems at odds with the above "rule" on cufflinks. Welcome to fashion. You have some latitude to wear "weird" shoes (except to court). If you want to wear those voie lactee Louboutins, then go ahead (awesome shoes, by the way). Blue suede Tod's for around the office? Sure. Chestnut brown double monks? Go right ahead (those the fashion is waning on those right now). The general rule is that most lawyers--including "senior" lawyers--dress like trash, and don't know the first thing about style or fashion. These "senior lawyers" need to get the fuck over themselves. Nobody is that important. The basic navy suit with a white barrel-cuffed shirt and brown shoes is certainly the default "uniform." If you know what you are doing, you can depart from the default at any point in your career. If you don't know what you are doing or can't decide what looks good to you, then make minor changes to one element at a time. But don't let anyone tell you that you aren't "senior" enough to wear french cuffs.