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Definitely achieving gunner status with the amount of questions I have, but...

 

What do students typically do during the summer between 1L and 2L?

It varies significantly: legal jobs, research, internships, manual labour, serving, retail, travel, etc.

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Definitely achieving gunner status with the amount of questions I have, but...

 

What do students typically do during the summer between 1L and 2L?

 

I'm assuming this question is based on the understanding that very few 1Ls get firm jobs during 1L summer.  Most students will typically hold various random summer jobs or perhaps work as a research assistant for a professor.  Typically, I'd say there are anywhere between 8-12 RA positions available, and most of the professors seeking one will generally mass e-mail the 1L class in February or March to call for applications.

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What do students typically do during the summer between 1L and 2L?

 

To add to what's been written by bernard and Teence: Because OCI applications are due in late August, the 1L summer is a good time to network and work on applications.

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What is a JP? been seeing that term floating around

 

"Justice of the Party" - basically, upper years who volunteer to help during Orientation. You will have some assigned to your small group. They will be your #1 resource for all things law school - which classes to buy textbooks for, summaries, looking over assignments, etc. 

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"Justice of the Party" - basically, upper years who volunteer to help during Orientation. You will have some assigned to your small group. They will be your #1 resource for all things law school - which classes to buy textbooks for, summaries, looking over assignments, etc. 

 

They will also be hosting your first small group pre-drink - an extremely important job. 

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They will also be hosting your first small group pre-drink - an extremely important job. 

 

And they get money to feed you one of the nights of O Week. Take all offers of free food you can get (until about week 3 when you never want to see a slice of pizza again in your life).

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From what I hear (take this with a grain of salt -- it's purely anecdotal), you need to have at least a B+ average on your midterms to have a chance.

 

This is a silly question, but do 1L midterm grades appear on your transcript temporarily? I read on Ultra Vires that firms look at 1L December exam grades for 1L summer jobs. How would that work for schools with only full year 1L courses? 

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This is a silly question, but do 1L midterm grades appear on your transcript temporarily? I read on Ultra Vires that firms look at 1L December exam grades for 1L summer jobs. How would that work for schools with only full year 1L courses? 

 

You'll get all of this info. in an email when you get your midterm grades back, but, in essence, you prepare your own "midterm transcript."  The midterm transcript contains all of your midterm grades and the grades that you received on your LRWA assignments to-date.  You will be given (via OWL) a percentage grade for each course (except for LRWA), and then you convert (using a prescribed conversion chart) each grade into a letter grade.

 

Hope that helps.

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Hey everyone,

 

Back again with another question :)

 

What is the difference between the "January" and "Winter" terms? Are the "January" and "Fall" terms the same thing? I've been reading into the Litigation Practice (LP) course elsewhere on these forums (http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/41612-upper-year-course-selection/?hl=bidding), and it was mentioned that taking LP "in the winter term will also count as your January term course".

 

On the topic of the LP course--would experience as an 1L Associate Caseworker with the CLS be advantageous for someone considering the LP course in their upper years?

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Hey everyone,

 

Back again with another question :)

 

What is the difference between the "January" and "Winter" terms? Are the "January" and "Fall" terms the same thing? I've been reading into the Litigation Practice (LP) course elsewhere on these forums (http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/41612-upper-year-course-selection/?hl=bidding), and it was mentioned that taking LP "in the winter term will also count as your January term course".

 

On the topic of the LP course--would experience as an 1L Associate Caseworker with the CLS be advantageous for someone considering the LP course in their upper years?

There are three semesters at Western Law. September - December is the fall term (with exams from mid-December). January 2- ~24 is the January term. End of January - April (with exams from mid April) is the Winter term. If you take LP in the winter they'll just start it in January, is what I take that to mean.

 

From talking to people involved, experience as a caseworker, particularly during the summer, is advantageous to taking the course (and moreover to your grade) because you have a lot of the experience already.

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On the topic of the LP course--would experience as an 1L Associate Caseworker with the CLS be advantageous for someone considering the LP course in their upper years?

 

Working as a 1L caseworker will give you exposure to basic clinic processes, functions, and quirks, and it's a great experience, but you can definitely do LP without being a caseworker. The vast majority of LP students were not caseworkers first.

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From talking to people involved, experience as a caseworker, particularly during the summer, is advantageous to taking the course (and moreover to your grade) because you have a lot of the experience already.

To clarify - you can only be a caseworker at the clinic (not including 1L associate caseworkers) if you are currently enrolled in one of the clinical courses (LP, ALP, CLA) or if you have previously been enrolled in one of those courses and you're taking on a few files in a volunteer capacity.

 

The caseworkers who work at CLS in the summer are all the student supervisors, who are nearly all going to be enrolled in ALP and will be carrying more files than all the other students for the next full year.

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Did anyone receive a email about tuition? 

 

I just saw this today: http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/pdfs%20fee%20schedule%20/Fall%20Winter%202016-2017%20UGRD%20fee%20schedule%20CDN.pdf

 

Total fees are: 21,752.10 (11,172.37 first instalment and 10,579.73 second instalment). 

 

(side note: wtf...$180,000 in tuition alone for dentistry students???) 

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Did anyone receive a email about tuition?

 

I just saw this today: http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/pdfs%20fee%20schedule%20/Fall%20Winter%202016-2017%20UGRD%20fee%20schedule%20CDN.pdf

 

Total fees are: 21,752.10 (11,172.37 first instalment and 10,579.73 second instalment).

 

(side note: wtf...$180,000 in tuition alone for dentistry students???)

I haven't gotten an email yet... But I did stumble upon the same tuition schedule the other day. Supposedly the tuition amount should update on our student center accounts some time in late June (so any day I would assume). So I would just keep checking there.

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I didn't get an email, but also noticed that pdf last night. 

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Any advice for living arrangements

I want a nicer apartment preferably downtown but not 675 or 695 as they are a little too roudy and undergraduate like. I was thinking maybe Renaissance? do any law students live there? Any comments or other suggestions? Thanks!

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