kurrika

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  1. Doesn't Toronto have like 30 per cent of all lawyers in Canada?
  2. You can get at just full time income from the other study I linked at (page 8): http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2014360-eng.pdf
  3. The median and mean figures I quoted are for individuals who are employed. This will include people with part time jobs. This is before tax income as well.
  4. Or if I can get statscan's tables to work: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=0&PID=106637&PRID=0&PTYPE=105277&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2013&THEME=98&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Edit Nope. Piece of junk. 2010 - median income of males 25-34 with bachelor's degrees - 46.6k average 50.9k. You'll note the average and median for males with education higher than bachelor's degrees is actually lower because they have less time in the work force. Anytime you include old people (who are still working) and use average incomes you are going to drastically skew your numbers to the high end.
  5. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2014360-eng.htm Here is where you can find information on young workers.
  6. I think you may want to take a second look at that study.
  7. At the risk of piling on. Sounds like you have an option to fulfill your #1 priority. You even have some confirmation from the previous articling student that the experience is good. Even if there isn't an associate job available at the end there is an opportunity for references and networking which will help your job search at the end of the year too.
  8. Here's an example of a weird constitutional issue that will have involved constitutional groups on the provincial side and federal side (and private sector): http://www.carswell.com/DynamicData/AttachedDocs/CTF/Newsletters/GST-HSTCaseNotes218.pdf (issue 3 - BCIMC)
  9. Mix of solicitor's and barrister's work. Legal opinions before the fact and litigation after the fact - Can the government do X, or Y, or Z? and then "oh, remember when you gave an opinion on X? Yeah... we are being sued..." Charter stuff, division of powers stuff, litigation strategy, class action stuff, etc....
  10. Heh - and you get people like me as a client.
  11. I can confirm.
  12. Not really related to law school admissions but the last round of hiring I did had a couple of candidates who fit what gametime described. These individuals had an organization they cared about, had been volunteering for a long time, and had a progression up the chain that lead them to eventually having a significant amount of responsibility within the org. Of course this looked good on the resume, but I was also impressed with how "well rounded" or "mature" or what ever you want to call it these young people were in the actual interviews. If you have a cause or an organization you are passionate about go for it, I think it will be worth it in the long run even if it doesn't influence law school admissions.
  13. I would only recommend a joint program if you are dead set on going into policy. Immigration, refugee, environmental, and aboriginal law all have strong federal components, you would be best off going to a school with strong federal connections (Ottawa?). The provinces do mess around in those areas (environment in particular) but the federal government is a bigger employer.
  14. If you are looking to do policy work an MPP or MPA (or whatever they are called) will be helpful. Look for a program that has an active co-op program and a lot of ties to government for mini-co-ops or term projects (SFU's program for example). Hiring criteria are going to vary from government to government (and policy area by policy area) but once a candidate has been screened in (by looking at resume and checking boxes) we generally score on three things: 1) A written test in the form of a briefing note. 2) An oral interview (could be entirely behavioural, could have some substantive questions thrown in as well) 3) Reference checks. A good program will have you writing briefing notes (through co-ops and term projects), coach you on how to do behavioural interviews and give you relevant experiences to draw on (tell us about a time you had to do policy analysis - answer, during my co-op placement I analyzed x, yadda yadda yadda) and gives you relevant references (your boss for the co-op job). Increases your chances of scoring well.
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