I am an incoming 1L at uOttawa law and I have a great interest in practicing Indigenous law.
As the title asks, I am really wondering how big law firms at Bay Street engage with Indigenous law.
I do not have a particular desire to work at big law firms in Bay Street, but I am genuinely wondering if the big law firms' ways of practicing Indigenous law would be generally at odds with Indigenous communities' claims on their political and cultural rights.
Thank you very much in advance for any inputs and insights.
There will be students at every school who are in the city already or who are moving to the city despite whatever online program the school has devised for September. Although saving a semester's rent is nice, please consider other factors before making this decision, not the least of which is moving for January. Finding accommodation, making the move over the Christmas/New Year's holidays, in the middle of winter may/will be far more challenging than it will be in August/September. This goes for every city. And driving halfway across the country in December or January? That just isn't a good idea.
Clearly, it isn't ideal to be in a city where you're doing most/all of your learning online. Is there any school, though, that has said that they will have absolutely nothing available in person? I haven't seen that. I posted this in another thread but consider the advantages of being in the city where you're going to spend the next three years, or longer. Getting to know the city as well as those classmates who are there. You can bet that there will be upper year students who will be there in person. There will be the ability to get together in small groups as there are already, socializing or in EC activities like clinics, working groups, etc.
Of course, there will be certain students who have very specific issues that will make staying in their home city of benefit, e.g., those with a spouse and children who are not making the move. For the rest of you, please give serious thought before making this decision, and not allow the vision of a semester rent-free to be the sole, or even main, reason to stay at home.