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Canadian Law Schools- Part 3

meme-law-schoolHere we are at our final installment of the Canadian Law School series. So far, I’ve gone through the Ontario law schools who attended the McGill Pre-Law Society’s Canadian Law Forum, namely Osgoode, Ottawa and Queen’s. And I also discussed their shared application system, OLSAS. To wrap up the series, I’ll be relaying information provided by the representatives from McGill and the University of British Columbia.

 

 

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Canadian Law Schools- Part 2

PICWelcome back to all of you law school hopefuls. For those of you who are just joining me now, my last post discussed OLSAS and Osgoode Hall, so if you’re interested in attending law school in Ontario, I would encourage you to give it read. In this post I’ll be giving you an overview of the law schools at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University.

The University of Ottawa is home to the country’s largest law school. Its tuition is also among the lowest for the Ontario schools. Ottawa being the nation’s capital, the school’s location comes with obvious perks such as its proximity to Parliament as well as to the Supreme Court. Between the different languages and the types of degrees, Ottawa offers an impressive assortment of programs. There’s the regular 3-year JD program and the 3-year LLB program, both of which are offered in French and English.

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Canadian Law Schools- Part 1

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This Thursday, the McGill Pre-Law Society hosted their annual Canadian Law Forum. Representatives from different Canadian law schools, mostly from Ontario, congregated at Thompson Hall and briefly discussed their respective schools as well as the application process in general. This year, there were representatives from Osgoode Hall, Queen’s, the University of Ottawa, McGill and the University of British Columbia. And now, a brief rundown of what each representative had to say.

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Volunteering = Gaining Experience

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I know there have been previous posts on finding research positions but I wanted to write another since it is the beginning of the semester and now is the best time to start looking for one if you’re interested. Most labs are always looking for volunteers, and if you’ve never had any past research experience this is the best way to gain some.

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Considering Grad School? Tips for Application!

gradThe month of January has so many implications…it’s the start to a brand new year, it’s when we set our new resolutions and point out things we’d like to change and it is also the month when many programs have deadlines for applying to grad school.

When it came time for me to apply to grad school, I was quite intimidated…I didn’t have an extraordinary GPA (it was quite average), I didn’t remain on great terms with my professors (really, who does…they’re our teachers, not our friends) and I was uncertain of the competition that stood ahead of me. Nevertheless, I got the courage to begin writing my statement of purpose. As I went through the information regarding the application process, I realized that this information would have been a lot more useful had it found its way to me during my undergraduate.  So, if you are pursuing your undergraduate right now, hopefully these tips will be of assistance for you!

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LinkedIn: How to get endorsements?

Octavio-Cardenas-LinkedINYour Linkedin profile is almost ready to go! However, once you entered soft and hard skills in your profile, there is an important step that needs to be taken: asking for endorsements.

That’s the one most important item that can lead you to obtaining and keeping a very solid reputation on Linkedin. To tell the truth, how many profiles have you visited lately and reading profiles, you have had that feeling that behind those fancy words something is missing?

We build our public image based on trust. That is right! You profile is ready to go but…who will trust you if nobody can back up your skills? The most popular personalities or commercial pages are based on the amount of “likes” on Facebook, correct?  Well, Linkedin’s version of “likes” are endorsements. This feature enables members to endorse each other’s skills and expertise. It works pretty much like the recommendations. It helps members recommend each other and by doing that not only will you get more social proof, but also global branding, exposure and trust. In addition, it will generate more visits to your profile and if your profile shines, then people will want to connect with you.

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Applying to Grad Schools

Are you graduating with your first degree in 2013 or 2014?  Would you like to continue your education and specialize further?  Read this to get some pointers on time management, references, and writing personal statements.

If you are graduating in 2014 and are reading this now, you must be a well-organized student who is taking their future very seriously.  If you are graduating in 2013 and are reading this now, well, good luck! (more…)

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