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  1. UBC grad 2013. I now live in a 500 sq/ft studio in East Van and pay $1,100. p/mo, but let's just call it non-market if you know what I mean. It would be over 1 hr on bus to get to campus. During law school, I lived in res and paid about $1,000.00 p/mo in a shared apt at Thunderbird Residence on campus for the summer (didn't work out, roommates were sektchy) and $1,400.00 p/mo or so to live at St. John's College along with a mealplan during the term. It had its drawbacks, but I'd recommend it on the whole -- the 5 minute bike ride to Allard Hall was invaluable: http://stjohns.ubc.ca/ This is the area of Vancouver you are looking for but they may not be the right droids for you: https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/search/apa?search_distance=5&postal=v6R+&availabilityMode=0&sale_date=all+dates
  2. Well done on taking the initiative to get hired over there while studying for law school exams.
  3. It's a good thing none of the provincial law societies agree with you.
  4. Gift for principal at the end of articling?

    Scotch. Lots of it.
  5. 2017 Grad, no articles yet...

    I'm saying he should disclose in job interviews and not to people at wine and cheese functions. Or in court.
  6. 2017 Grad, no articles yet...

    - FACT. Excellent advice, Dippers. Disclose, disclose. Within reason. OP, keep looking. You are under no obligation to look for articles during law school. You only graduated last year. When a law firm needs an articling student (every law firm dreams of making more money and the only way to do that is amphetamines...I mean hire new staff), they look for people who are qualified, presentable, and ready to start tomorrow. Tick these boxes and go get your job. If anyone asks you why a 2017 grad is lookking for 2019 articles, just tell them it took you a while to find articles. Everybody knows it's hard to find them and will back right off. Anyone who keeps prying (unless they are offering you a job) can go suck eggs.
  7. It's not a cop-out, it's a cop-on. Sometimes you've just gotta start going to law school. Any law school. Glad I did.
  8. Do a JD at Toronto or a professional LLM instead of the NCA exams to build your network and knowledge of CDN law -- if you're made of money or willing to take on loans. And, with deference to your dry British wit, stop calling people cop-outs: there are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them: http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/14139-ba-gpa-51-ma-gpa-77-lsat-58-forget-canada/
  9. All I know is what a typical 1L schedule would look like, the amount of work/reading I'm in for, and how exams are typically done. - Great! Now think about how to get a job. I have no idea about the law, It is whatever you say it is. what clinics are, Places where doctors work. Why do you want to know about them? what everyone is talking about it when it comes to summer jobs, See my first point. The clinics. They might have something to do with convincing law firms to take you on for a summer (or longer). and all of that. But I am a willing learner and of course I am prepared to learn the law Famous last words. and I am genuinely enthused/excited to learn about the law, It's an ass. being a lawyer, It's a laugh-a-minute joyride. litigation Horrendous lifestyle. nd what not. What should a 0L like me be aware of? You aren't in law school until you are. Is law school remotely similar to just learning a new discipline in your undergrad? I can't remember. Say that I am a sociology major, and I took psyc, or poli sci, or criminology courses.... would I pick it up and progress my knowledge in law school the same I would if I took those classes in undergrad? (intro courses... advanced courses... then specific areas, etc.) Kinda, yeah. But Crim is Crim and Contract is Contract and never the twain shall meet. I guess what I'm asking if that if law schools teach under the assumption that you already know basic law. I do not know basic law! You understand right from wrong, don't you? Start with that. Then throw it out the window. Do they teach you from the bottom up or start somewhere in the middle that is considered 'obvious' or 'common sense' when it comes to law? I don't understand the question. Thank you for taking the time to address my concerns ... i just dont want to wander in all confused to law school It wouldn't be law school if you didn't.
  10. Articling- next steps and woes

    I posted that detail here years ago. I never said it was easy, but I'm still glad I did it.
  11. Articling- next steps and woes

    It's a numbers game. It took me about 90 applications to get one interview for articles and I got them (personal connection helped, too). Same ratio for the associate position. Keep on truckin'.
  12. - Isn't it true that when one wishes to cause offence, they usually start a sentence with "No offence, but..." or "With all due respect..."? So...just what are you hinting at? OP, yes. Yes, I have: http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/14139-ba-gpa-51-ma-gpa-77-lsat-58-forget-canada/
  13. UK Law School

    And I sur-reply that one is not in law school until one is actually in law school, no matter how much one tries to speculate about what it will be like and/or to to reason one's way out of it. This holds true for being an articled student, an associate, and, I suppose, a senior partner, and even for being a judge.
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