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  1. Lol got me right in the schnutz but like Miles always said when life gives you onion rings get your head outta the kitchen and get on the field and just fuckin give er, eh lol
  2. Don't worry guys, I got this--my brocabulary is a bit rusty since undergrad but I think I can communicate with him. Sup, bruh--fist bumpz lol. U of S sounds sick titties lol. alright man, in this crazy ass high stakes game called law school, sometimes when it seems like the boyz are sippin on haterade, theyre droping knowledge lol. were all just Players in the game lol but sometimes you gotta get to that higher level. truth. like, you're on that Smirnoff shit and we just want to see you neckin' down Grey Goose lol. all love, all the time lol. kk man pc lol.
  3. You'll be lucky to get a job pushing a broom around Robson Hall's basement...erm, I mean 1st floor.
  4. Really is that time o' year again, eh?
  5. "I like the fact that UNB is a smaller school, which means that I can have more access to profs (on paper anyway)." I attend U of M, and I have never had an issue speaking with profs after or outside of class hours. During exams, nearly all of my profs set long office hours and made themselves available by phone as well. During the rest of the year, some allotted extra time after class to further discuss matters. Many will show up just to meet with you (this has happened for me and friends on several occasions). UNB's class is smaller but there's really about a 50 student difference between the two. Maybe that makes a significant difference in terms of access to professors, but I can't really imagine how or how measurable that difference would be. I don't know anything about what UNB offers in terms of clinical experience but I can speak as a 1L to some of U of M's clinical offerings. IIRC, most of the clinics are all third year electives. I don't think that all of the clinical courses are offered every year, so definitely do your research. A lot of the courses listed on U of M's website are there to give an idea of what could be offered, not necessarily what will be offered in any given year. That being said, after 1L, you can volunteer with the University's Law Centre, which is an independent Legal Aid office. ULC takes on low-range criminal offences, in other words offences without any jail time or potential for job loss. You can take conduct of real files and represent real clients. You'll conduct client intake interviews, speak in court with respect pre-trial coordination and diversion dockets, correspond with the Crown, and possibly start crafting defences. I'm doing this right now, and it's, so far, the only part of law school that I've loved. Judge shadowing is, IMO, just okay. It certainly is not, IMO, something that should factor into a decision about which law school to attend. Judge shadowing consists of three part days in each of the different levels of court. During your visits to Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench, you will be assigned to a judge/justice for several hours, and then left to sit-in on other matters (or leave). With Court of Appeal, you may or may not be assigned to a justice. Judge shadowing is a valuable experience, but not really an invaluable experience, IMHO.
  6. https://www.cbabc.org/Our-Work/Initiatives/REAL-Information
  7. As I understand it, elder law isn't really a distinct area of law so much as an umbrella term for different areas of law as they relate to the interests of elderly people. What MP is getting at, I think, is that "elder law" is not an independent set of legal doctrines that you learn and apply and then practice. Rather, it's a lens through which you apply legal doctrines from other areas. You'd want to have a sound understanding of areas like tax, estate planning, trusts, wills, etc. Notice that these are their own areas of law. If your elderly client is being discriminated against for his/her age by a prospective landlord, you have a landlord/tenancy and human rights issue centring on ageism. Generally, certain legal issues are going to come up more often for elderly people because elderly people as a broad demographic have their own sets of legal needs and concerns. That doesn't mean there's a singular area of law called elder law--it's sort of the tag applied to elderly peoples' general legal concerns, which are manifold. Certain firms consider elder law to be a subset of estate planning. Others see it as a kind of general practice that's directed at the elderly. Just generally saying you want to practice elder law sorta means you want your clients to be elderly people, which is vague. Wealthy elderly people are going to have pretty different concerns from financially disadvantaged elderly people; healthy elderly people are going to have different legal needs than sick elderly people. In any event, there have been discussions at MB of raising tuitions fees although I don't know by how much or if or when that would take place. Otherwise, I'd echo MP's comments on waiting to hear back.
  8. I believe you. That's brand new--questions about registration would be best directed at the admin in this instance.
  9. The admin will register you--you won't have a chance to select your profs in first year. PMd re: profs
  10. Calgary's proximity to the mountains is incomparable. If you're someone who loves outdoor activities, or think that you could be someone who loves outdoor activities, IMHO no other "large"-ish Canadian city can compete with Calgary. If you have access to a car, it'll take you 45 minutes to an hour and a half to reach world-class hiking. As for the rest of the city, I don't think Calgary's too too different from Edmonton. There are pockets of Edmonton that have a cool sort of gritty urban feel to them; Calgary has basically no sidewalk/cafe culture--the "hip" neighbourhoods in Calgary (Kensington, really) have some neat stores but feel artificial compared to, say, Edmonton's White Ave IMHO.
  11. Consensus here is that both routes presented are last resort. You will spend less money and suffer less grief retaking the LSAT and taking a year's worth of courses. The latter option may not be necessary though. Determine what your L2/B2 GPA is. Research which schools look at your L2/B2 GPA. Gauge your chances from there.
  12. Manhattan, 7sage, and LSAT Hack
  13. I'm in a similar position as you (1L interested in crim except in Western Canada). I have found these threads generally useful as informative starting points, and big picture guides: http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/45291-ocis-with-criminal-law-interest/#entry611938 http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/39352-cold-contacting-for-articles-best-method/
  14. LPP

    I don't want to derail this thread too much nor do I want to step on any toes. As a first year law student, I have heard in just a month quite a few statements to this effect made by other first years. I think part of this mentality stems from the perception that articling positions are merely prizes and opportunities to be fought over with other law students. Now, I don't think that this perception is entirely false. But when articling is framed primarily as a prize to be won, the purpose of articling or clerking or whatever experiential training, and who it's meant to benefit (not just you, but also the profession and the public) gets lost in the frantic scrum to obtain scarce positions. I mean, even the language used by some law students to talk about articling suggests that articling is only something you get and not something you do for a broader purpose outside of just you. And when articling is seen mostly as a prize to obtain, I think for w/e reasons it's easier to question its necessity in the process of becoming a practicing lawyer. Just my unsolicited two cents...
  15. http://www.umanitoba.ca/admissions/media/law_bulletin.pdf