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On 5/29/2019 at 1:20 PM, RollMaster said:

That's the trade-off. More to do downtown and just an objectively better place to live than North York. But, it's a long commute. You'll have class Monday-Friday in 1L, so you need to seriously consider whether you're willing to spend 2 hours a day 5 days a week just getting to and from school. I know some people that managed to do it every day and others who gave up pretty early on in the school year because it's such a pain in the ass. That's 2 hours of your day where you could be doing other things. But I suppose you could do some readings on the TTC if you wanted.

To be honest as inconvenient as it was commuting from downtown, the subway forced me to read during that time. By the end of the year it was the ONLY time I did any readings. Lol

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Hi! I applied for York housing and osgoode chambers was my first choice but unfortunately I didn't get it. I was offered an apartment at Passy which was my second option. 

Q1: Just wondering if you could speak on how it is either based of your experience of someone you know.

Q2: I am interested in going into International & human Rights law. How hard/competitive is it to get into the International and Transnational Law Intensive Program?

 

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9 hours ago, mmkk said:

Hi! I applied for York housing and osgoode chambers was my first choice but unfortunately I didn't get it. I was offered an apartment at Passy which was my second option. 

 Q1: Just wondering if you could speak on how it is either based of your experience of someone you know.

 Q2: I am interested in going into International & human Rights law. How hard/competitive is it to get into the International and Transnational Law Intensive Program?

  

Doesn't Passy = osgoode chambers?

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10 hours ago, mmkk said:

Hi! I applied for York housing and osgoode chambers was my first choice but unfortunately I didn't get it. I was offered an apartment at Passy which was my second option. 

Q1: Just wondering if you could speak on how it is either based of your experience of someone you know.

Q2: I am interested in going into International & human Rights law. How hard/competitive is it to get into the International and Transnational Law Intensive Program?

 

Passy is the entire complex with several buildings. Certain buildings within Passy are "Osgoode Chambers", meaning only Osgoode students live in that specific building e.g. Passy 14 and 16 are Osgoode Chambers. If you live in Osgoode Chambers, you necessarily are in Passy. If you live in Passy, you may not be in Osgoode Chambers. It makes no difference though.

I'm unfamiliar with that specific intensive, however, in general, they are super competitive. If you don't get in it for 2L, you can always try again in 3L. Sorry I can't speak more to that one in particular - maybe someone else here has some experience with it.

54 minutes ago, thedraper said:

Doesn't Passy = osgoode chambers?

Yes ^^

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Thanks for doing this.

Which extracurriculars are available for 2Ls if they don't get into a clinic?

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12 minutes ago, jayoh said:

Thanks for doing this.

Which extracurriculars are available for 2Ls if they don't get into a clinic?

What do you mean by ECs? That's a fairly broad word in general, especially with Oz

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15 minutes ago, jayoh said:

Thanks for doing this.

Which extracurriculars are available for 2Ls if they don't get into a clinic?

Tons. PBSC, various different clubs, moots, judging moots, student caucus, legal & lit, etc. There's something for everyone.

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7 minutes ago, RollMaster said:

Tons. PBSC, various different clubs, moots, judging moots, student caucus, legal & lit, etc. There's something for everyone.

I see. From what you know/seen/heard, how competitive are clinical positions and the business law intensive for upper year students?

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12 minutes ago, ZineZ said:

What do you mean by ECs? That's a fairly broad word in general, especially with Oz

What I mean by extracurriculars are those activities which relate most directly to the practice of law. Clinics, intensives, etc (not school sports, culture clubs, etc)

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24 minutes ago, jayoh said:

What I mean by extracurriculars are those activities which relate most directly to the practice of law. Clinics, intensives, etc (not school sports, culture clubs, etc)

Yeah I agree with Roll above. Tbf, you'll likely get something on campus. It may not necessarily be your first choice - especially with CLASP and Parkdale - but there are a LOT of opportunities. 

Something to look into early, RA positions are pretty fantastic and some run during the school year. 

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7 minutes ago, ZineZ said:

Yeah I agree with Roll above. Tbf, you'll likely get something on campus. It may not necessarily be your first choice - especially with CLASP and Parkdale - but there are a LOT of opportunities. 

Something to look into early, RA positions are pretty fantastic and some run during the school year. 

Appreciate the response.

Since you've been so helpful, do you also have any idea how bursaries work? I've read Oz's website and searched thru this forum but I'm having a hard time coming across info that could help me estimate how much I could expect to receive

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2 hours ago, jayoh said:

Appreciate the response.

Since you've been so helpful, do you also have any idea how bursaries work? I've read Oz's website and searched thru this forum but I'm having a hard time coming across info that could help me estimate how much I could expect to receive

Tbh, no idea

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5 hours ago, jayoh said:

Thanks for doing this.

Which extracurriculars are available for 2Ls if they don't get into a clinic?

 

4 hours ago, RollMaster said:

Tons. PBSC, various different clubs, moots, judging moots, student caucus, legal & lit, etc. There's something for everyone.

- A number of students have posts at clinics in the city so don't give up hope if you don't get a clinic post on campus. 

- The moots are even harder to get than clinics because there's so few people per team. I also suspect they're grade - based but my evidence is only circumstantial. 

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3 minutes ago, harveyspecter993 said:

Depends on the clinic.

Can you tell me which ones are semester-by-semester?

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3 minutes ago, jayoh said:

Nope

From what I recall the full year ones include investor protection, business and CLASP. There are a couple more full year clinics and a decent number of half year ones. That said, the length of the clinic should not be a factor in deciding which clinic to apply to or accept an offer from.

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1 hour ago, harveyspecter993 said:

 

- A number of students have posts at clinics in the city so don't give up hope if you don't get a clinic post on campus. 

- The moots are even harder to get than clinics because there's so few people per team. I also suspect they're grade - based but my evidence is only circumstantial. 

I think you’re right. I should’ve clarified though - I meant the random moots and negotiation things that anyone can just sign up for 

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