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Canadian Law Students / Re: U of T (Toronto) students, help!
« on: July 23, 2005, 03:57:05 PM »
I'm actually graduating from Scarborough (I switched from downtown for their Journalism program).  Think that may change things? 

no, still will need ot get dean's cert. filled out.  it's really not a big deal, don't stress about it. 

Canadian Law Students / Re: U of T (Toronto) students, help!
« on: July 22, 2005, 12:45:15 PM »
not the same thing.  you need to get your dean to fill out the certification.  What college are you?  Anyways, whatever.  Take the dean's cert. forms to the college registrar and have them fill them out.  it will take 2 weeks.  have fun ;)

Canadian Law Students / Re: U of T vs. Harvard
« on: July 19, 2005, 05:19:54 PM »
UofT is actually in the top ten. Anyone who disputes this fact should look at this years entering class. With an average gpa of 3.8 and average lsat of 166, UofT is definitely one of the most competitive law schools in North America.

I disagree with this. It is competitive but cannot be compared to a top 10 US school.

1) Regarding your criteria of what makes a school "top ten", consider this. The average LSAT for U of T (assuming the stats you posted are correct) is the same as the lowest 25% of the 10th ranked university in the US, Northwestern. This means that the average lsat at Northwestern is considerably higher than that of U of T. Though U of T does have a higher average gpa, the considerably lower LSAT median puts NU ahead, as in the US the LSAT is given more importance than GPA, meaning that if this were the only criteria to compare it to US schools, U of T would not quite make it into the top 10. Actually it would probably be around 11 or 12, as it has similar numbers to Duke.

2) LSAT and GPA entrance scores are not the only factors used in ranking the law schools. The funding these schools receive, their alumni network, acceptance rate, student/faculty ratio, etc. are also factors that weigh in. Without an extensive comparison of all these, it is impossible to say where U of T would rank compared to US schools.

I have to agree that perhaps I was a little too generous with my ranking of UofT.

i think UofT is t10, but concede that arguing over this is absolutely pointless. 

Canadian Law Students / Re: Cdn. schools = bull sh*t
« on: July 19, 2005, 05:19:17 PM »
bull. U of T ONLY gives out scholarships on the basis of need, as they consider all their applicants "very qualified". And trust me, Notre Dame, U of Texas, Columbia, Berkeley, etc are all what I am aiming at for scholarships, and there is not a single Canadian school that is even in their league.

try re-reading my post and comprehending it this time.  your ramble provides further proof to my assertion that you aren't smart enough to receive merit money.  have fun at your t20.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Cdn. schools = bull sh*t
« on: July 19, 2005, 06:39:05 AM »
"I am a lock for major money at mid-range American law schools". 

HAHAHA.  well congrats.

FYI: all of YHS don't give out merit money; and canadian schools will never know you are a white, middle-class, Christian male, because they'll never ask you. 

you won't be getting merit money because you aren't smart enough.  hth.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wanted: A good pair of athletic shoes.
« on: July 07, 2005, 09:52:43 AM »
yes mizuno! i just got a pair this weekend and they are awesome.

You really do need to go to a running store and have someone analyse you. It takes like 10 minutes- they watch you walk and run and then suggest different shoes to try. I picked the Mizunos over some Saucony (sp?) and Brooks shoes because Mizunos have a higher arch.

saucony's are great too, but heavier than mizuno.  For running, this heaviness sucks   ;)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wanted: A good pair of athletic shoes.
« on: July 07, 2005, 09:36:12 AM »
i have terrible feet, and play in my mizunos only because I can't deal with flat tennis shoes.  they're awesome though.  no pain. 

If you have trouble with tennis shoes, go to a running room and get fitted properly.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MLA experts/proofreaders
« on: July 06, 2005, 09:04:50 AM »
i actually have first-hand knowledge of firm life.  just because the people i work with aren't all assholes does not indicate any sort of lack of knowledge.

besides, you've gotten off topic.  the required use of a cell phone isn't what i was calling a nuisance.  i wasn't trying to discredit your argument.  the nuisances i referred to back in my first post were the people that answer their phone in the movies or stand behind you in line and yell in your ear.

if you find it to be a personal nuisance, get a new job.

blah, i think we're on completely different pages here ... stupid argument anyways. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MLA experts/proofreaders
« on: July 06, 2005, 09:02:42 AM »
yeah.  whatever about the wording, but that seems like a better me anyways.  Maybe something like, "cell phones have become a necessary part of western culture as individuals have become dependent on their convenience and blah blah blah.  However, could they be doing more harm and good, and if so, is there a replacement which would eliminate their negative yada yada yada's?"

General Off-Topic Board / Re: MLA experts/proofreaders
« on: July 06, 2005, 08:55:36 AM »
Anyone want to take a look at a paper I have to write for English? I'm arguing that cell phones are more useful than a nuisance. I'm not done with it yet, but I could e-mail it when I'm done. :)

Oh, and if anyone has any ideas, please share. I'm having troubles.

for starters, your thesis seems vague.  nuisances not necessarily useful at all.  perhaps you simply mean to say that benefits outweigh costs.

I see what you're saying... that wasn't my thesis though. This is:
This paper analyzes arguments for and against cell phones and concludes that the devices are ultimately useful and necessary.

would anyone really argue that cell phones aren't useful and necessary?  I think I agree with Julie; a cost-benefit analysis would seem more appropriate, in which you can conclude that cell phones do more good than harm.

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