Which university in Canada is the best for law?

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Subject: Which university in Canada is the best for law?
I´m from Peru (south america for those who don´t know) and I´m definitely applying to Canada. I want to study law, and

I´m applying to:

- U of T
- York University
- Queens University
- McMaster University
- University of Ontario

Which has the best law programme? I don´t want to base my decision ONLY on how good the university is academically but also student life there and the campus itself. Anyone have any tips?
Thanks:)

[21-09-2005,19:27]
Rosario
Queens (in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
Queens University is most respected.
[22-09-2005,05:35]
Jim
(in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
Definitely University of Ontario
[22-09-2005,16:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
I,d say University of QUebec.


[22-09-2005,20:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
isn´t U of T any good? I thought it was the best one...
[23-09-2005,00:05]
Rosario
(in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
Hi Rosario,

This isn´t the best place to ask that question. The responses you´ve gotten so far are from teenagers acting like asses. The truth is all the law schools in Canada have high standards and good programs. I think it comes down to where you want to live and how much you want/can spend on tuition and living expenses. There´s an eternal debate over which law school in Canada is "best" and most people would suggest York or Toronto. Note that those schools also have the toughest entry requirements, and unless you want to practice corporate law you wouldn´t be at a disadvantage going somewhere else (BC and the Maritimes are really nice places to spend a few years). Personally, I would probably choose either UofT or York over any other but it would be tough deciding between them (York´s tuition is cheaper, if money´s a factor). Be careful about accepting advice on this board, there´s a lot of undergraduate rivalry here.

[24-09-2005,01:25]
Anonymous
finally some good advice!:D (in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
Yeah ur right, ur answer is the first useful one i´ve had. I don´t think grades will be a problem because I´m doing IB, and its very highly regarded. U of T accepts students with 33 (over 45) or more, and well I´m probably going to get over 33 anyway... I think I´ll go for U of T because I want to live in the city, I´ve heard that the city York is in (i think its london or something like that right?) theres not much going on, at least not OUTSIDE the uni and well that a downside, besides my brother is in U of T so... Well thanks ur advice was veeeeery helpful!
[24-09-2005,17:48]
Rosario
Universities for law (in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
York is in Toronto also but I would look into the smaller schools outside TO. Its a big smoggy jungle there and you can get a great education at any of the universities there (just so you dont think I´m biased, I go to Laurier in Waterloo ontario and To my knowlege they dont have a law program.) Queens would probably be a good one for you as theyre a bit cheaper than UofT and you get a ood feel for a smaller Canadian city in Kingston. Ultimately the choice is yours though... Best of luck.
[28-10-2005,18:41]
Jason
canadian law programs (in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
Wondering about the reference to being in IB-- does that mean you´re still in high school? If so you have a long way to go before starting to think about law school. Most won´t even take admissions until after at least two years of undergrad, most want you to finish a three year degree, and I believe U of T wants you to finish a four year degree before applying to law school.

That said, Osgoode Hall (York) traditionally has the best reputation, but U of T has the highest entrance averages and is probably what most would consider the "top" law school now. Queen´s is also good. Like someone said though, most Canadian law schools are pretty consistently decent.

[04-11-2005,02:23]
anon
(in reply to: Which university in Canada is the best for law?)
If your still in high school, you have a long way to go, and you might even change your mind with respects to attending law school.


[11-11-2005,04:48]
Anonymous



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