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  1. This is your answer
  2. Thanks for the reply I could ballot for law center during 3L as well, no guarantee I would get it, but I believe my chances would be fairly high. My concern with this would just be that, rather bluntly, the experience wouldn't be on my resume during the main article recruit. I pretty much bombed the OCI's, the only in firms I got was through the cancellation of other students. In hindsight i'm pretty sure I just didn't open up enough in the process, was too mechanical, and didn't appreciate how conversational the interview was meant to be. So nothing in particular that makes me undesirable for job openings, just didn't interview well. For practical experience, I was referring to law experience and professional experience more generally. I went direct from undergrad to law school. I did work both in highschool and my undergrad, but only in restaurants as a busser and waiter, no nine to five style jobs. I wasnt concerned about my past job experience during the oci process, but I do feel it is a gap on my resume and have heard law experience is more important during the articling recruit. Full transparency, I have for now accepted the spot, but I still can drop out. Edit: To add on, my final reason for accepting was simply that while I may be able to get a better opportunity elsewhere if I refrain, the advantage of a better opportunity seems fairly small, whereas if I refrain and end up failing to get another opportunity for legal work, the disadvantage is very high. So, on a risk reward basis, it only made sense. I have also gotten far more excited about the opportunity after thinking about it, which definitely weighed in favor.
  3. So I have failed to get a 2l summer job so far, but have just found out I have been accepted to UVIC's Law Center for the summer term. Law Centre is UVIC's clinical term, it counts as a full course load, you get temporary articles during the term, and handle many files. If I accept the offer, I would take it over the summer term, and be eligible to graduate after the fall semester. Graduating early would be nice, but not really a top priority. My main reason for considering the option is the practical experience it will put on my resume (which I feel I severely lack) and there is no guarantee that I will be able to find a 2l summer job to get practical experience if I say no. My apprehension is that firms will be put off by an early graduation or not consider the experience very highly. My goal is to get a big law job at Vancouver through the articling recruit. My grades were strong enough to get a healthy amount of OCI's and remained the same first term in 2l. How do you think accepting this would affect my chances of getting an articling job through the formal recruit, would graduating early been seen as a problem? Would firms accommodate an early PLTC or start date, or would I just end up spending 4 months twiddling my thumbs waiting to start? Conversely, if I strike out at the formal articling recruit, how would this affect my chances of getting articles elsewhere? Any other thoughts or consideration?
  4. Law Firm -Sexual Relations - Question

    Conversely, if you docket over 4 hours you need to call a doctor
  5. Merit based scholarships at UVic

    no clue about merit-based, but worth noting you cannot underplay how great the bursaries are at Uvic. Granted I came straight from undergrad, so no real savings and low income, but I have been blown away every year.
  6. 2018 2L Recruitment

    not op, but interested in the answer for the Vancouver process
  7. 2018 AB/BC 2L Recruit

    Should I respond to the emails confirming the time of my infirm?
  8. Researching mobile app for law students

    Honestly, there is very little terminology to learn, and you never study terminology in law school.
  9. Glasses or not

    Snapchat spectacles, if it isn't in your story did you even interview? Good luck getting a job you did not interview for
  10. Interviews

    Still going through ocis myself, but the general feel I have gotten from this forum is that grades don't really matter once you are at the infirm stage. Putting in all the effort is worth it. Think about some of your classmates who didn't get any interviews, and what they would do to be in your spot, and now you are thinking maybe I shouldn't try very hard because I will fail? c'mon, you're better than that.
  11. 2018 AB/BC 2L Recruit

    From other threads sounds like anywhere from 4-10 students per job
  12. 2018 AB/BC 2L Recruit

    Is it safe to say that what you have now is what you will get on Thursday (maybe plus one extra)?
  13. 2018 AB/BC 2L Recruit

    I'm not applying to Calgary, but I'm pretty sure I remember hearing the Calgary in firm are not as formal, and often are phrased like that, but it really means you should go. I would send you careers office an email or talk to an upper who went through the recruit.
  14. 2018 AB/BC 2L Recruit

    to the other readers, keep your chins up I just got my first ITC now