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    • CBay
      I’ve heard similar comments about graduates from both Alberta schools and TRU from those in the profession, FWIW. Speaks well of Canadian legal education as a whole. 
    • realpseudonym
      Like many, I’ve been co-counsel and opposing counsel to graduates from schools throughout Canada. I’ve actually been pretty consistently impressed by litigators from Windsor. But generally speaking, I’ve not discerned any patterns in terms of competence and Canadian school attended. Admittedly, I also haven’t been looking very hard. It’s hard to keep caring about this kind of stuff, after I was admitted to law school. 
    • CBay
      He provided some data that was useful in this conversation. That’s more than I can say for you. Off you go.  Stronger academically on average for their respective percentile.    I would agree that there’s probably little if any discernible difference in quality between the very top students at each respective school. 
    • SlytherinLLP
      What do you mean by operating at a higher level?  Genuinely curious because I have co-workers / have mooted against students from those schools and I cannot discern a difference in quality.
    • FellowTraveler
      I said you seemed to enjoy data, not that you had any idea how to interpret it as anything but a confirmation of your biases. As you continue to demonstrate, by validating the post that's had more holes poked in it than a Russian flagship as "the level of discourse you were hoping for." That's the kind of logical reasoning that screams clerkship material. Speaking of negative correlations: I'll let you figure out why you might care about career outcomes (as you begin a professional degree) by yourself, though.
    • CBay
      Thank you. This is the type of information and level of discourse I was hoping for. I agree that it’s not worthwhile talking about the extreme outliers. Chances are, like you say, that they are at quite similar levels of performance. I also don’t think it’s outlandish to assume that the 90th percentile, for example, at somewhere like U of T is, is operating at a higher level than the 90the percentile at Windsor or TRU. That said—how meaningful is that assumption? In your opinion, do you think the effect is strong enough on certain students at the “top schools” to negatively affect their career outcomes, when compared their hypothetical outcome at a school with lower medians?
    • CBay
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