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  1. Anything to do with the actual practice of law (classroom only courses).
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    Ottawa or Osgoode?

    If you can, go and visit the schools and get a feel for where you fit. Years ago I had to make a choice of which school I would attend and those visits made my choice easy.
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    Are You Happy With Your Income?

    Back to the topic... I'm quite happy with my income now but I'm concerned about future earning potential in my chosen area given inflation and housing costs, etc. It was mentioned earlier the importance of living with one's means. This is an excellent statement and something that I have to remind myself of. I'm very lucky to have disposable income and have no desire to screw it up.
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    First year Toronto Salary (non-Bay)

    If you want a decent answer you will need to provide more details. i.e. area of practice, etc. Without those details, you will have a wide range of answers.
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    Campus Culture

    York Undergrad and Osgoode grad. I had no trouble in either program making lasting friendships.
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    Articling Salary

    Some firms will also pay for your bar study time which will add up to more than 10 months of pay, so there's that.
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    Call Day Tips?

    Besides ranking the firms ahead of time, print out a schedule and slot interviews in as you go! I cannot stress this enough. The first 20 minutes or so is all about frantically scheduling. To make sure that you don't double book and that you leave enough time to travel between interviews, slot firms in as you go. Made my life a lot easier and avoided calling firms to reschedule.
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    What type of Law is each school known for?

    Law schools are really known for being expensive.So more than others.
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    GPA question I never expected

    I'm assuming you go to McGill? There is no A+, hence why it is not on the Chart i.e. the A is a 4.0, equal to a grade of A+ elsewhere. https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-conversion-table/ Do your best and work hard. Good luck.
  10. If you're really worried, call the Law Society to confirm.
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    Privilege is...

    If payroll is late (for whatever reason), it doesn't matter, I can still pay my bills.
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    I cannot get behind mandatory unpaid articles (or paying for experiential learning post-degree) when this year, tuition for Osgoode students is upwards of $28,000 per year and U of T has reached $38,000. The trend is upward, not downward. https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/resources-and-services/financial-services/tuition-fees/ https://www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/jd-program/financial-aid-and-fees/student-fees-jd-program
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    CPD hours - Any Programs?

    What area(s) of law do you practice? It is impossible to give you recommendations without that information. I'd do updates in those to start.
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    Do lawyers ever have really "grand" offices?

    This is very true. Depends on the audience. I have found that individuals working in a plant for example are distrustful of individuals in suits vs. companies won't take you seriously dressed down. It really depends.
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    Do lawyers ever have really "grand" offices?

    Huge pro to working union side (depending on the Union) is dressing down! Hoodies, ripped jeans, birks, etc. Suits for meeting with the Company or hearings though.