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What are the pro/cons of these two schools? I'm a BC resident...but I dont necessarily plan on practicing in BC. 

In terms of opportunity, school environment, and reputation which would be the better option? 

 

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1 minute ago, HDharvey said:

What are the pro/cons of these two schools? I'm a BC resident...but I dont necessarily plan on practicing in BC. 

In terms of opportunity, school environment, and reputation which would be the better option? 

 

In terms of opportunities, uSaskatchewan will be a better option for you because it is an established law school.

Both of them comprise a relatively small number of law students. 

Regarding reputation, no idea. 

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Based solely on what I've read on these forums, both schools seem to place well in Alberta, but TRU has the edge in BC. SK has a fairly healthy legal job market and obviously U of S would have an edge there, but in all honesty it's not the toughest job market to crack without connections anyway. I worked in SK for a bit and didn't go to U of S or have any real connections to the province so... yeah, make of that what you will. BC seems much more difficult to break into. Job prospects overall though seem pretty comparable even though TRU is a newer school. If I were in your position I would pick TRU, but I think the difference between the two schools is fairly negligible.

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37 minutes ago, HDharvey said:

What are the pro/cons of these two schools? I'm a BC resident...but I dont necessarily plan on practicing in BC. 

In terms of opportunity, school environment, and reputation which would be the better option? 

 

TRU has OCI in both BC and Ontario (Toronto).

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15 hours ago, NeverGiveUp said:

TRU has OCI in both BC and Ontario (Toronto).

TRU regularly participates in Vancouver OCIs, Interior BC OCIs, Calgary OCIs, and Edmonton OCIs.

TRU is participating in Toronto OCIs for this 2020-21 year because they're being conducted virtually. There is no word yet as to whether TRU will continue to participate in Toronto OCIs in the future.

There are TRU grads all over the country, but they're concentrated in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Here are some questions for OP to consider:

Would you rather live in Kamloops or or Saskatoon for 3 years?

USask tuition is ~$15,000/year while TRU is $20,000/year. Is that $5000/year savings significant for you?

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I've heard that U of S is really picking it up in terms of the different recruits! They're slowly creeping towards U of A and U of C level in AB recruits. I've heard they did very well in Calgary recruit this year compared to the AB universities. I'd say easily U of S if you don't want to practice in BC.

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4 minutes ago, LegalGal said:

I've heard that U of S is really picking it up in terms of the different recruits! They're slowly creeping towards U of A and U of C level in AB recruits. I've heard they did very well in Calgary recruit this year compared to the AB universities. I'd say easily U of S if you don't want to practice in BC.

As someone deciding between USask (assuming they let me in) and the Alberta schools, this is very interesting to me. Do you mind if I ask where you heard this?

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22 hours ago, Chazz said:

As someone deciding between USask (assuming they let me in) and the Alberta schools, this is very interesting to me. Do you mind if I ask where you heard this?

From a friend at U of S. This could be them propping up their faculty, but they said that recruiters were pleased with the U of S interviewees and said they thought had a decent number of classmates get jobs in yyc.

With that being said, I doubt it will ever come close to consistently surpassing the Albertan Universities in the AB Market. So if those two are an option and you plan on practicing in AB, they should be your priority.

But propbably safer with U of S over TRU in AB... though both universities are great!!

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