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  1. You are confusing what a law student does in school with what an "ordinary lawyer" does in practice. These two things are very different.
  2. Ontario government refused to approve the program as they found that there were enough law graduates and the field wasn’t growing: https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/general/provincial-government-denies-approval-for-ryerson-law-school/275656 But it seems like they’ve reversed course and Ryerson will be OSAP eligible. The tuition has also been reduced to $21k. I guess that means they got the $5,700 per student they were looking for from the government. https://www.ryerson.ca/news-events/news/2019/09/ryerson-university-law-school-now-accepting-applications/
  3. The Provincial Court of Alberta hires clerks: https://albertacourts.ca/pc/information-for/law-students.
  4. Some new updates via LSAC, including tuition, which will be $26,300: https://www.lsac.org/choosing-law-school/find-law-school/canadian-law-schools/ryerson-university-faculty
  5. They don't do litigation though. The Constitutional, Administrative, and International Law Section only provides "specialized legal and policy advice, legal training and litigation support on the law relating to federal government institutions."
  6. This is a good idea. However, I believe lawyers in Ontario were not allowed to use professional corporations until 2006. I don't know about other provinces, though. I think that geography also plays a role. The judicial salary is the same across the country, whereas I expect lawyer compensation varies greatly between markets.
  7. They've all gone up. Chief is $424,200 and the rest are $392,700. For an ordinary superior court judge it's $329,900. (http://www.fja-cmf.gc.ca/appointments-nominations/guideCandidates-eng.html#Remuneration) That's a lot of money. Perhaps surprisingly for lawyers, the data shows that most lawyers who became judges between 1995 and 2007 actually got a pay increase. The judges' association was furious last year when it discovered the federal government obtained judges' pre-appointment tax records to try to counter claims that higher salaries were needed to entice quality candidates to the bench. Nearly 70 per cent of federal judges appointed between 1995 and 2007 had been self-employed as lawyers. More than 60 per cent saw their salaries increase after becoming a judge. As lawyers, 19 per cent had been earning less than half of what they made as a judge. As lawyers, 75 per cent earned less than $250,000 a year in 2005. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2009/02/12/judges_told_to_forget_18_per_cent_pay_hike.html
  8. http://ultravires.ca/2018/11/toronto-2l-hiring-numbers/ This year's UV says Miller Thompson hired 13 students, including 1 from UofT, 3 from Osgoode, 2 from Queen's and 4 from Western. This year's UV also says that both Queen's and Western placed approximately the same percentage of their class on Bay St as Osgoode (32% vs 31% and 30%). So don't put much weight in these anecdotal accounts.
  9. Not sure how useful this is, but often jackets worn by floor traders in financial exchanges have mesh backs to help vent them. I'm not sure if they're all custom, but you might want to look into trading jackets because from the front they look normal-ish. This is what I'm talking about: https://static.businessinsider.com/image/4f35029c6bb3f7225e000010/image.jpg?_ga=2.227376735.397296045.1547565517-1462354059.1547565517
  10. You are thinking of the Federal Court. Very little of the FCA's docket is related to immigration because the FC judge must certify a "serious question of general importance" in a case before it may be taken to the FCA. As you can imagine, FC judges rarely certify such questions. Most of the FCA's docket is judicial review. In addition to appeals from reviews done in the federal court, there are several tribunals that go directly to the FCA like the Competition Tribunal, Copyright Board, CRTC, International Trade Tribunal, National Energy Board, Social Security Tribunal, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Special Claims Tribunal, etc. There are so many different subject areas covered by these bodies that a general interest in administrative law would be more helpful than interest in any specific area.
  11. You're right. It looks like it was changed just a few months ago. I wonder why they got rid of it? https://flsc.ca/changes-national-requirement-will-effect-january-1-2018/
  12. Beginning in 2015, the Federation of Law Societies made it mandatory to take a course that covers fiduciary concepts in commercial relationships to be eligible for call to the bar. Most law schools ensure this is met by adding bus orgs or bus as to the required ciriculum. Some, like UofT or Dal give the option of taking one of a few different courses.
  13. I believe Judge Tatel uses a refreshable braille display. He sits on the DC Circuit and I've seen him with a device similar to the one you linked. However, he doesn't seem to mention it in this interview: http://idialaw.com/blog/idap-interview-series-interview-ii-with-judge-david-s-tatel/
  14. Yes, all of them allow it and in fact probably half of the clerks at any time have completed articling. Keep in mind, OCA only allows 2nd and 3rd year students to apply, so you can’t apply during articling. The federal courts have no such restriction.
  15. The ONSC only hires clerks who will be articling (i.e. 2Ls), thus avoiding he counsel rate.
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