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On 10/28/2017 at 4:15 PM, Amina said:

Do you know if Windsor accepts the Feb LSAT?


 

They do not.

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In your class, do you know of anyone admitted with a high 140's LSAT score (148) and were there any students that you know of that were accepted with special circumstances/access? 

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34 minutes ago, SAGE77 said:

In your class, do you know of anyone admitted with a high 140's LSAT score (148) and were there any students that you know of that were accepted with special circumstances/access? 

So did you make up having a 160 in your other post?

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I am not asking for myself. I am asking for a friend who wants to go to Windsor... My heart is set on Osgoode. If I learned anything from the LSAT... don't draw improper inferences... it's dangerous!!! Oh, but I am interested in the access part for sure! I would like to know if they actually consider access applicants.

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I claimed a special circumstance, but I couldn't tell you if that's what got me in. There was no indication of it on my acceptance letter, I never asked, and I'm never going to. I would hope there was something else in my application that was more interesting.

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Hi, thanks for answering these questions still.

Do you have any idea of international opportunities the school can link students with for summer jobs or for articling type positions? I currently work in international development and international advocacy in developing countries and I want to continue working in that space with the law degree I am pursuing. Was just accepted to Windsor and I am excited about the "access to justice" ethos... however, I am not sure I will have the flexibility or support from career services to pursue international positions. 

Thanks!

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On ‎16‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 3:24 AM, chimwewe said:

Hi, thanks for answering these questions still.

Do you have any idea of international opportunities the school can link students with for summer jobs or for articling type positions? I currently work in international development and international advocacy in developing countries and I want to continue working in that space with the law degree I am pursuing. Was just accepted to Windsor and I am excited about the "access to justice" ethos... however, I am not sure I will have the flexibility or support from career services to pursue international positions. 

Thanks!

The only specialty program I can think of off the top of my head is a social justice fellowship. I know of some colleagues who went to developing countries in 1L/2L summer and assisted local agencies. I'm not sure of the qualifications or more information about the fellowship, but I'm sure if you do some research you can find more information fairly easily!

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Can anyone comment on the course load for first year? I'm mostly wondering about how many hours of class there will be each week.

On Uwindsors main website it states that first year has 7 compulsory courses, and I'm under the impression that 2 of them are half year courses, so 6 each semester. Uwindsor Laws academic calender however states that there are 8 compulsory courses for first year. (Property Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Legal Research and Writing, Torts, Constitutional Law, Access to Justice, Professional Identity and Legal Skills)

Can any current first years give my insight on how the course schedule looks for first year? Sadly myuwindsor will not let me view course times for previous semesters. 

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I'm not sure if my questions were asked before (and I have a lot so bear with me), but if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated! 

 

1. What are classes like throughout the years at Windsor?

That is, how many people are in the classes each year? Are they smaller and do they vary in size depending on the years? Are they discussion or lecture based? Does class structures mainly depend on the professors? Are the professors generally friendly and willing to support their students?

2. What are the staff like at Windsor?

Are the registrars or office staff understanding and willing to help students?

3. Campus experience and culture?

What are students generally like at Windsor? Are they willing to help each other out? How great are the extracurricular/ social opportunities at Windsor? 

*** 4. To any graduates or current students at Windsor:


Would you pick Windsor all over again if you could go back in time? 

 

 

 

I know that individual experiences will vary, so I want to hear them! However any general thoughts will be helpful as well!

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44 minutes ago, Nyrenthia said:

I'm not sure if my questions were asked before (and I have a lot so bear with me), but if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated! 

 

1. What are classes like throughout the years at Windsor?

That is, how many people are in the classes each year? Are they smaller and do they vary in size depending on the years? Are they discussion or lecture based? Does class structures mainly depend on the professors? Are the professors generally friendly and willing to support their students?

2. What are the staff like at Windsor?

Are the registrars or office staff understanding and willing to help students?

3. Campus experience and culture?

What are students generally like at Windsor? Are they willing to help each other out? How great are the extracurricular/ social opportunities at Windsor? 

*** 4. To any graduates or current students at Windsor:


Would you pick Windsor all over again if you could go back in time? 

 

 

 

I know that individual experiences will vary, so I want to hear them! However any general thoughts will be helpful as well!

I just finished 1L and enjoyed my time at Windsor. Hopefully I can help. For most classes, the the class size is just over 50 people and you’ll have the same classes with these 50 ppl throughout the year and mostly lecture but some of my profs decided to do more seminar style but still lecture. There are 2 classes that are smaller. A2J is a seminar style class with 15-20 students Id say and legal research which was around 25 students each. 

2. Staff in the law building is definitely welcoming and nice overall. 

3. Almost everyone at Windsor is welcoming and will help you out anyway they can. I was getting CANs left right and centre the first few weeks of school before I even knew what they were. This was pretty weird coming from Toronto where I couldn’t even name another kid in my classes in undergrad. Lots of social opportunities and extra curriculars. There’s a Windsor law/med hockey league, soccer, etc. There are SJWs at Windsor but not everyone is one. If that’s you, great, if not great too. 

4. I would definitely pick Windsor again. I told myself at the beginning of the year, if I didn’t enjoy Windsor, I’d transfer but I have no intention of doing that now. There’s a great balance of social life and learning opportunities and made a lot of friendship this year that I can honestly say will last a lifetime.

If you have anymore questions, send me a DM. 

 

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5 hours ago, danceswithwolves said:

I just finished 1L and enjoyed my time at Windsor. Hopefully I can help. For most classes, the the class size is just over 50 people and you’ll have the same classes with these 50 ppl throughout the year and mostly lecture but some of my profs decided to do more seminar style but still lecture. There are 2 classes that are smaller. A2J is a seminar style class with 15-20 students Id say and legal research which was around 25 students each. 

2. Staff in the law building is definitely welcoming and nice overall. 

3. Almost everyone at Windsor is welcoming and will help you out anyway they can. I was getting CANs left right and centre the first few weeks of school before I even knew what they were. This was pretty weird coming from Toronto where I couldn’t even name another kid in my classes in undergrad. Lots of social opportunities and extra curriculars. There’s a Windsor law/med hockey league, soccer, etc. There are SJWs at Windsor but not everyone is one. If that’s you, great, if not great too. 

4. I would definitely pick Windsor again. I told myself at the beginning of the year, if I didn’t enjoy Windsor, I’d transfer but I have no intention of doing that now. There’s a great balance of social life and learning opportunities and made a lot of friendship this year that I can honestly say will last a lifetime.

If you have anymore questions, send me a DM. 

 

Wow thank you so much! This was really helpful.

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On 4/30/2017 at 1:20 PM, alpar said:

 

Never mind - sorry.

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Hello my good sir,

I need some questions answered for a project by an experienced student, so, if you find the time can you please answer the following questions

1. How do you balance your personal and academic lives? What tips or suggestions do you have for incoming freshmen?
2. What is the best part of university? What do you find the most challenging?

3. Can you approach your professor or Graduate Assistant if you disagree with a grade?
4. What advice do you have for current Grade 12 students?

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i heard that most if not all students that applied for OSAP received some bursary. how much was this bursary?

are there many scholarship/bursary opportunities? typically, how much students receive assuming they make the effort to apply?

thanks.

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On 2018-06-16 at 11:40 AM, lawstudent5990 said:

i heard that most if not all students that applied for OSAP received some bursary. how much was this bursary?

are there many scholarship/bursary opportunities? typically, how much students receive assuming they make the effort to apply?

thanks.

I just applied for OSAP for the coming year and I think I will receive $7, 100 as a bursary (you don’t pay back) based on their estimator. You can check easily online in a few minutes, just google OSAP estimate and complete the information it asks for. 

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Im looking into parking but unfortunately am already too late to snag a spot at the Canterbury parking lot. 

I've looked at previous threads but am still unsure as to where the best spot is, can someone give me some insight into this?

Thanks!

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Should we buy textbooks ASAP or wait until we have our first classes? Thanks in advance :)

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I read on their website that they have many opportunities for experiential learning. Programs like clerking, LAWS, Legal Aid Windsor, Mooting, the Legal Journal, etc. How competitive are these? Would you say that most students get involved, or do only top students earn these positions?

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What is a realistic description of the opportunities for Windsor grads going into legal practice compared to other Ontario schools like Ottawa, western etc.  Is it really that much worse for big law, or are there just not many people there interested in big law?

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