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University of Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:24 am
by Pyke
Exciting news.

Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9718453089&ref=mf

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:17 am
by nvoight911
I wish! I vacationed in Toronto with a buddy from High School in May, and we wandered around the campus for like 3 hours. It's sooooo beautiful and I love the area around University Ave! You are so lucky to be going there!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:23 am
by JusAbstinendi
Pretty sure it's in Canada.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:31 am
by SlimPickens
I wish I had learned about this school before it's very early application deadline. The only Canadian school I looked at was McGill, and they didn't seem to offer a JD--so I gave up on looking at Canadian schools at all.

D'oh!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:20 am
by romr
Hey Pyke I am 90% sure I will be accepting my Toronto offer. I will be moving from Edmonton, Alberta to attend. I will PM you my e-mail address if you care to chat!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:24 am
by sky7
What happened to Iowa?

edit: or was it Illinois?

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:40 pm
by Pyke
romr wrote:Hey Pyke I am 90% sure I will be accepting my Toronto offer. I will be moving from Edmonton, Alberta to attend. I will PM you my e-mail address if you care to chat!


Sure man :).

I've been super busy so not reading my thread.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:46 pm
by Pyke
sky7 wrote:What happened to Iowa?

edit: or was it Illinois?


It was Illinois.

I still have the offer, I just have done some thinking. I think from a long-term standpoint, Toronto is a better choice. I've tried to base my decisions to date on doing the thing that allows me to leave the most doors open, and that was not based in finances.

Illinois has offered me a lot of money. It's an understatement really.

That said, I did the math.

The difference in cost is about $10,000 a year (in Illinois' favor). However, that doesn't account for my provincial financial aid bursary of $4,800; or any financial aid from the University of Toronto. Additionally, current UIUC students have told me that a car is a virtual necessity, that cuts into the margin even more.

I think I would do well there; but it commits me to a path and I'm not sure I'm ready to make that commitment. If I do my J.D. at Toronto, I can decide later to do an LLM if I want in the U.S., it seems like a wiser choice.

-Pyke

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:19 pm
by Pyke
Sending in my acceptance today.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:24 pm
by Drew82abndiv
Congrats Pyke! I tried to get them to extend their deadline as I found about it too late but I don't think I would have gotten in anyhow. Kick some ass! By the way, I am stationed at Kandahar Air Field out here in Afghanistan and the Canadians have a rink (not ice) for hockey. We played them and got absolutely destroyed. In a few days they are bringing some former NHL players so I assume we will get beaten even worse. Oh well, y'all are born playing that game!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:43 pm
by Pyke
Drew82abndiv wrote:Congrats Pyke! I tried to get them to extend their deadline as I found about it too late but I don't think I would have gotten in anyhow. Kick some ass! By the way, I am stationed at Kandahar Air Field out here in Afghanistan and the Canadians have a rink (not ice) for hockey. We played them and got absolutely destroyed. In a few days they are bringing some former NHL players so I assume we will get beaten even worse. Oh well, y'all are born playing that game!


Hockey = best sport ever :P

And yeah, it's funny - we had a hockey night in Canada in Afghanistan w/ Don Cherry and the like.

Consider that 10% of our population watches the weekly broadcast on average :P

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:02 pm
by just a girl
So that makes like, 200 people that watch it weekly? ;-)

Congratulations on making your decision!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:04 pm
by bryguy
SlimPickens wrote:I wish I had learned about this school before it's very early application deadline. The only Canadian school I looked at was McGill, and they didn't seem to offer a JD--so I gave up on looking at Canadian schools at all.

D'oh!


LLB is the equiv to a JD and at McGill you get an LLB and BCL (or is it BLC ... or even LCB? haha) ... i considered applying there ... LOVE Montreal!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:43 pm
by Pyke
bryguy wrote:
SlimPickens wrote:I wish I had learned about this school before it's very early application deadline. The only Canadian school I looked at was McGill, and they didn't seem to offer a JD--so I gave up on looking at Canadian schools at all.

D'oh!


LLB is the equiv to a JD and at McGill you get an LLB and BCL (or is it BLC ... or even LCB? haha) ... i considered applying there ... LOVE Montreal!


I was in Montreal last weekend, actually.

The thing about the LLB is that it's an undergraduate degree; while it does allow you to practice law (and I do believe the states recognize it the same as a Canadian J.D. for those that do); it requires 2 yrs of undergrad as opposed to a completed bachelors degree.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:46 pm
by bryguy
Pyke wrote: I was in Montreal last weekend, actually.

The thing about the LLB is that it's an undergraduate degree; while it does allow you to practice law (and I do believe the states recognize it the same as a Canadian J.D. for those that do); it requires 2 yrs of undergrad as opposed to a completed bachelors degree.


all that said though ... international students can get the LLB and the BLC (whatever) in 4 years as opposed to the 3 here in the US ... the down side to that is that you are taking 4 years instead of 3 ... the upside is that you are eligible to take the bar in common law AND civil law jurisdictions (i.e., US and UK)

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:58 pm
by Pyke
bryguy wrote:
Pyke wrote: I was in Montreal last weekend, actually.

The thing about the LLB is that it's an undergraduate degree; while it does allow you to practice law (and I do believe the states recognize it the same as a Canadian J.D. for those that do); it requires 2 yrs of undergrad as opposed to a completed bachelors degree.


all that said though ... international students can get the LLB and the BLC (whatever) in 4 years as opposed to the 3 here in the US ... the down side to that is that you are taking 4 years instead of 3 ... the upside is that you are eligible to take the bar in common law AND civil law jurisdictions (i.e., US and UK)


Uh....UK is Common Law too.

Only France is Civil Law.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:01 pm
by JustDude
Pyke wrote:
Uh....UK is Common Law too.
Only France is Civil Law.



Any pictures of that?

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:48 pm
by bryguy
Pyke wrote:
bryguy wrote:
Pyke wrote: I was in Montreal last weekend, actually.

The thing about the LLB is that it's an undergraduate degree; while it does allow you to practice law (and I do believe the states recognize it the same as a Canadian J.D. for those that do); it requires 2 yrs of undergrad as opposed to a completed bachelors degree.


all that said though ... international students can get the LLB and the BLC (whatever) in 4 years as opposed to the 3 here in the US ... the down side to that is that you are taking 4 years instead of 3 ... the upside is that you are eligible to take the bar in common law AND civil law jurisdictions (i.e., US and UK)


Uh....UK is Common Law too.

Only France is Civil Law.


haha ... i meant to say US and UK compared to countries like Brazil and Argentina ... MAH BAD ... hahaha ... you know when you think something but never type it and just move on?! yeah ... i had one of those moments ... (that was my bigest fear in writing my PS) ... haha

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:27 pm
by Pyke
bryguy wrote:
Pyke wrote:
bryguy wrote:
Pyke wrote: I was in Montreal last weekend, actually.

The thing about the LLB is that it's an undergraduate degree; while it does allow you to practice law (and I do believe the states recognize it the same as a Canadian J.D. for those that do); it requires 2 yrs of undergrad as opposed to a completed bachelors degree.


all that said though ... international students can get the LLB and the BLC (whatever) in 4 years as opposed to the 3 here in the US ... the down side to that is that you are taking 4 years instead of 3 ... the upside is that you are eligible to take the bar in common law AND civil law jurisdictions (i.e., US and UK)


Uh....UK is Common Law too.

Only France is Civil Law.


haha ... i meant to say US and UK compared to countries like Brazil and Argentina ... MAH BAD ... hahaha ... you know when you think something but never type it and just move on?! yeah ... i had one of those moments ... (that was my bigest fear in writing my PS) ... haha


I can relate.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:19 pm
by Pyke
Anyone else considering Grad House?

I got my acceptance to that today.

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:37 pm
by JustDude
Pyke wrote:Anyone else considering Grad House?

I got my acceptance to that today.




Grad House sounds like fun!!! Partyyyyyyiiiiiiiiiiing!!

Re: Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:24 am
by Pyke
JustDude wrote:
Pyke wrote:Anyone else considering Grad House?

I got my acceptance to that today.


Grad House sounds like fun!!! Partyyyyyyiiiiiiiiiiing!!


Possibly. They might let some Masters of Music's in or something :P

Re: University of Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:16 am
by Pyke
Romr! You need to post more, I'm so wonewy here in the thread all alone :P

Re: University of Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:38 pm
by Pyke
Where are my 186 class mates when you need them?

Re: University of Toronto Class of 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:35 pm
by CosmoLaw
Hey Guys,... I got accepted at U of T as well. Unless I somehow manage to get accepted at Stanford,... I'll be seeing you in the fall