Oh that's really interesting! Thanks. Do prospective law students then usually just choose the school that's closest to them, in their area or region, since reputation or "prestige" doesn't seem to be as big of a factor as it is here in the US (which is a good thing, I think!), instead of bothering to move far away? Or would they still move if they got into like the UoT? That's really interesting though how it works over there, I gotta say. Thanks for the info.
for what its worth, my rankings are as follows:1. UofT 2. UBC3. Osgoode4. UVic5. Mcgill
well, one i have UT ranked #1 ... and I think it is way ahead of everything else. Yes, I go to UofT, but honestly, I hate the school ... and I won't be going there for law school. However, it is the best law school in the country by far (based on admission standards/international profile/class profile and its alummni/professor base) ...As for the other schools,I have UBC ahead of Osgoode for a number of reasons. I don't really think international reputation is important because both are law schools. If you study BC law, that's where you are practicing. If you want to practice internationally, go to an international school.I think Osgoode is over-shadowed by UofT which really hurts its placement at the big firms in Toronto. Any Bay St. company would take a UofT grad over an Osgoode grad. As per UBC, they have an exceptional rep. out west and I enjoy the community/university life/pretty much everything about UBC better than I do that of York. Plus York has the strangest policies about everything which has really soured my opinion on them as a university.UVic ahead of Mcgill because ... well, I hate Mcgill. I'm sure it's a good school. You're taught in french (some classes anyways) which renders anything you learn in those classes pretty much useless in any other area of the country. Mcgill has a high international rep., but in my opinion, it isn't warrented.