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  1. The same thing happened to me last year. I received an email a few days later confirming the interview. I assume most places send a confirmation as I received them from all the places I got calls from. It'll be okay!
  2. There's a good chances you'll receive an email confirmation so don't worry about it.
  3. Just wanted to say that the timing of this thread couldn't have been better and saved me from a potentially awkward moment on my first day of articling. So thanks for starting it!
  4. Gave you a like for some cheap validation
  5. I use an application called Freeletics, which is cross-fitesque. It has different running/body weight/gym workouts that are similar to cross-fit. It's not free but I found it motivating to stick to a routine. The body weight and running workouts are also not super long to complete but they can be pretty challenging. I did the gym one mainly and it was about an hour workout per day.
  6. Have you considered getting a fitbit? They're pretty good for tracking what you do and guilting you into doing more.
  7. I didnt find law school to be any more time consuming than undergrad. It's just more school and you'll have more time in law school than when you start working. I had plenty of time to do fitness activities I enjoyed (running/squash/gym). I'd be active at least 4 days a week on average. I mean any amount of exercise is better than nothing, but getting into a routine is the key to success. You should try to find something you actually enjoy doing though. Join your school's soccer/running/squash/basketball/whatever else team. Personally I had a buddy I played squash with a few times a week between or after classes. It'll help you stay motivated if you find someone else to do these things with.
  8. Did you use a timesheet to stay on track? I found it incredibly efficient to limit my time spent on every question to 1m45s (verifying the time every 5 to 10 questions), circle the answers I was unsure about, and come back to those questions at the end.
  9. What? It wasn't my example. The entire conversation started when Diplock said he would speak the same way at the office. Why does it feel like I'm reading the comments section of an Infowars article right now????
  10. You should read the rest of the thread more carefully then because that's what the original discussion was about. To answer your first question: Of course not! Just like it's not necessarily sexist to say "I think person x wants to fuck me" when you have a reasonable justification for thinking so.
  11. I know I shouldn't bother replying since you just seem to be trolling, but I actually enjoy stand-up comedy. I think there's a time and a place for certain things, and making sexist jokes while in an office in the presence of people who may find those jokes to be offensive is neither the time nor the place. I'm not entirely sure if I'm following your argument because you keep going to extremes. I'm not trying to get into a philosophical debate, I literally took the definition straight from the dictionary. In any case, it's defined broadly because it's contextual. I'll even use your example: You buy your 5 year old cousin a hot wheels set because you assume boys of his age will generally like that. Your reasoning will be based on sexist assumptions of what toys young boys/girls want, right? That doesn't necessarily cause any harm and your cousin may have in fact wanted the hot wheel set. Thinking like that could be harmful, however, if your 5 year old cousin kept getting gifts he didn't want based on these assumptions and not on his actual preferences. The harm may be minimal in this situation, but it's still there.
  12. I get what you're saying, but like for a lot of things it's a question of degree which is why I keep saying context is important. You can argue that certain sexist actions or statements may have varying degrees of harm, but that doesn't change that they're sexist by nature. Your example is still a minor form of sexism. I'm not arguing that we should be up in arms and policing speech for every minor offence either. Do you not think that the original example was a form of sexism? Are you suggesting that something can only be sexist if some form of harm is done? Again, it depends on the context. Back to the original example though: the gold digger stereotype isn't negative enough for you? Lawyer (whom we know nothing about) going to a small town and assuming panties are going to be dropping left and right for him. Because that's what the original point of discussion was about.
  13. I got there as soon as it opened because I was writing in a city I didnt know and was worried about traffic. I mostly waited around doing nothing for 1.5 hours. So yeah you could probably arrive there later. I imagine London will have less people writing than say Toronto, so registering shouldn't take long. The exams are given in two separate parts. One before lunch and one after. You can leave the testing area as soon as finish (not before 1 hour and not after the last 15min).
  14. Yeah, that's literally the definition of sexism. From merriam-webster: "behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex" It doesn't matter if it might be true, the fact is that the person saying it is only doing so on the basis of stereotypes. It's no different than saying that an Asian person is a bad driver without actually knowing them. Sure, they might be a bad driver, but unless you have other reasons to believe so then you're making a racist stereotype. I did say it was entirely context dependent. I also didn't comment on whether Diplock's comments on here were intended to be sexist, but on whether those same comments would be appropriate in the workplace.
  15. In the Ottawa test center (I imagine it's the same everywhere) there were projectors with huge screens that count down the time. The timesheet I used both counted up and down, however, unless the exam starts exactly on time (which is unlikely) you'll only be looking at the countdown time. 1) Find out where the testing center is and go there beforehand, so you know how long it will take you to get there the morning of. 2) Try to get a good night's sleep and do something relaxing the night before. 3) Go to the bathroom several times before the exam starts. Try not to drink too much water during the exam. 4) Trust yourself. These exams aren't that bad. 5) Remember these are the last exams you'll likely ever have to take! Good luck!