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  2. Salut! J'ai oeuvré en droit des technologies ces dernières années au sein d'un grand cabinet et je n'ai pas de maîtrise liée au sujet. Tu n'as pas besoin de maîtrise pour pratiquer dans le domaine, toutefois, il est certain que ça ne te fera pas de tort si c'est vraiment un sujet qui t'intéresse. Ceci dit, une maîtrise est loin de te garantir un emploi dans le domaine, et même comme avocat dans un moyen a grand cabinet en général. Mon expérience est malheureusement limitée aux grands cabinets pour ce qui est de la question des technologies de l'information, mais je suis certain que des petits à moyens cabinets doivent y toucher. C'est peut-être des recherches à effectuées de ton côté. Mon seul autre commentaire est de faire attention de ne pas trop te restreindre dans ta recherche d'emploi aussi. Les cabinets qui oeuvrent dans ce domaine peuvent desfois avoir qu'un ou deux avocats qui touchent au sujet, et donc si tu exprimes trop fortement ton intérêt de ne travailler que dans ce domaine, il est possible qu'il n'y ait pas assez de volume pour justifier la décision d'embauche d'un(e) avocat(e) à temps plein qui ne toucheras qu'aux technologies de l'information. Il est aussi d'habitude prudent/recommandé d'essayer plusieurs pratiques avant de ne trop s'avancer sur le sujet qui peut t'intéresser. Les études et la pratique sont deux mondes assez différents. Ce qui nous intéresse en théorie, n'est pas toujours le cas en pratique, quand on commence à vivre le "day to day" de l'affaire. J'espère que ça l'a pu aider! N'hésites pas si tu as d'autres questions ou commentaires.
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  4. Luckycharm

    What are my chances?

    Your reasons for going to law?
  5. anonymousanon

    What are my chances?

    So it will be infinitely more difficult for you, but its possible especially given your circumstances. It'll depend on your L2 and your LSAT. If you have a redeemable L2 and a great LSAT score you'll have a standing chance at Western, Queens, and potentially Osgoode. Western and Queens have "access" categories that you can apply under but you'll have to look into them and whether or not you can still apply under that category or under the mature category. Osgoode has a Part B section as part of their personal statement where you can explain the extenuating factors that impacted your academic performance. Osgoode, in particular, can be very holistic in their evaluation of candidates. For reference, I had a CGPA of 3.0/4.0, L2 3.6/4.0 and an LSAT of 165 and got accepted to my top choice. I also had deaths in my immediate family and some other additional well-documented personal circumstances that affected my academic performance, so I get where you're coming from.
  6. Jaggers

    First trial tips?

    Yeah, you have to keep Browne and Dunn in mind. That's another reason why you need your checklist about what every fact you need to prove your case is. If anyone says something that contradicts one of those, you need to challenge them, and have the documents ready if they're lying/shading...
  7. Brian

    What are my chances?

    Hi, I am wondering if I am eligible for ANY law school admission. K, my GPA is super law. It is only 2.86. My mom passed away when I was in the 2nd year of the school and I couldn't really focus on anything for years. However, I recently obtained my CPA designation in 2017 and have 5-year working experience as a business consultant and an auditor. NO LSAT yet. My question is: Is it possible for a low GPA student to qualify for law school admission? Thanks in advance.
  8. Hegdis

    First trial tips?

    Oh God yes Brown and Dunn. Such a basic downfall and so, so common.
  9. You can use SAM to ask them which one you should pick based on your undergraduate program, that's what my friend did! I was in a similar situation too but at the end of the day I'm trying not to stress too much since schools will also see our transcript and the specific courses we took which will give them a better idea of our background. Hope that helps!
  10. Niki1212

    Sketch

    Hi, I was wondering if I should mention academic honours such as graduated "Cum Laude" or "On the Dean's Honour Roll" on the sketch? if not, what do they mean by academic honours on the sketch? Many thanks!
  11. Bolieve

    Usask transfer after 1L

    I'd recommend calling Doreen in the admissions office. She would be able to give you more concrete answers to your questions.
  12. I did my undergrad at UBC and it seems clear that somebody with an A- average can be anywhere from 80-84%, yet if DAL's calculation was based on letter grades (as their online GPA calculation tool indicates), somebody with a much better A- (84%) would be getting the same treatment as somebody with the lowest possible A- (80%). So, my question is, would this UBC chart be a reliable indicator of how DAL calculates at your GPA on a 4.3 scale? UBC transcripts have both the percentage and letter grade. https://students.arts.ubc.ca/advising/academic-performance/gpa-equivalency/
  13. Legit

    How to dress as a Court Spectator?

    We all have different standards.
  14. Hey all! Just had a quick question re: my post-secondary program in the "Academic Background" portion of the application. Some context: I went to Ryerson University, and my program was Media Production, specifically Audio Production (for TV, Radio, Music, etc.) I called OLSAS and they said to "Pick the program closest to yours" and to "not pick 'Any Area Not Listed - Other'". My issue is that there simply isn't a program that's close to mine, and I'm hesitant to pick the option that the rep told me not to pick. Anyone have any idea/suggestion? I'd appreciate anything!
  15. AnonLaw

    First trial tips?

    You're a student so the judge will cut you some slack, but small claims judges can be incredibly harsh on students and lawyers. They cant yell at law litigants so any frustration falls on the lawyer. Don't forget the rule of Browne and Dunn and don't get cowed by an impatient judge. Small claims judges interfere much more frequently than superior court judges. If they tell you to move on and you're putting your story to the witness, don't move on. They will remember you didn't put it to the witness but will forget that they told you not to even ask the question that was asked. Always bring written argument and prepare your written argument before evidence.
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  17. Lawschoolia2018

    Usask transfer after 1L

    Thanks! do you know if its 'cuz not many people wanna transfer or not enough space to transfer?
  18. AnonLaw

    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    I've also litigated against TRU grads and they certainly aren't slouches. If you exclude the well-connected and/or children of partners/judges who are guaranteed summer and articling jobs either at their parents' firm or somewhere else, the hiring rate at U of T through the recruit rounds is not actually that good. All law schools in Canada produce the same quality grads. There is no school that produces better outcomes for people who are not well-connected. The only time name value might get you more mileage is getting an interview at the OCIs to begin with. Hiring from the OCIs depends most on personality (ie "fit") because firms consider all law school students good enough to do the legal work. They want somebody they can go to the hockey game with in addition to drafting pleadings and doing research.
  19. Yes. Specifically, years back I did OCI at Osgoode, was waitlisted for Goodmans and then got it from that waitlist. How little do I care now!
  20. providence

    How to dress as a Court Spectator?

    Lol, wait till you’ve been a lawyer for years, are wearing a suit, and still get mistaken for an accused 😮
  21. AlpacaWhisperer

    Credits Counted/Drops

    Hi everyone, Question regarding credits/drops for schools. At UBC, it says that for a 3 year degree, they drop 6 credits, and 4 year degrees they drop 12 credits. For Uvic, it says 115 credits get a discount of 12 credits. I am applying this cycle, and after the semester finishes in December, I will have 115 credits. Does that count as a 3 year or 4 year degree? Do they count the credits are are in progress at the time of applications? I will be graduating in April, so I am closer to a 4 year degree than a 3 year degree at the time of application. What is the cutoff for credits? Thanks!
  22. octoputin

    How to dress as a Court Spectator?

    I went to court as a spectator a few teams with just a T shit and jeans, no one gave me trouble.
  23. prohacvice

    How to dress as a Court Spectator?

    I echo many of the comments in this thread, though I disagree that it's problematic to be overdressed. I've noticed that judges, lawyers, court staff, and members of the public treat me like a professional when I'm wearing a suit. A senior lawyer at my firm once told me that if you observe court dressed casually, you'll be mistaken for an accused. Indeed, one time when I was observing a criminal proceeding dressed casually, a Crown asked me if I had a matter pending. It wasn't the end of the world, but it's nice to have others recognize you as a professional. So ever since then, I haven't observed court without following Barney Stinson's classic mantra: suit up!
  24. LawStudent3861024

    Good Problem to have... but looking for honest opinion

    Thanks for all the replies! I accepted the full 20 OCIs. Let the prep begin! Mods you can suspend this account, thanks!
  25. Hegdis

    How to dress as a Court Spectator?

    Side note: if anyone seems to suddenly focus on you and demand to know who you are and what you are doing, don’t be offended. Just tell them you are observing and have no involvement with the case. Witnesses have likely been excluded from the courtroom you are in. The judge/sheriff/lawyer asking is worried you are a witness or are a “friend” reporting to a witness during the court break. (FYI this happens a lot and is always fun in cross). A demand to know who you are is not coded language that you are unwelcome and a hint to leave. Stay put, you’re cool.
  26. healthlaw

    Good Problem to have... but looking for honest opinion

    Don’t cut down the OCIs. Do 20, particularly if you don’t find socializing exhausting. I found it fun and you may as well. Would I recommend 20 in-firms if that were possible? No because those are exhausting. But the actual OCIs are rapid chats where you talk about yourself - you’ll be fine! I will say to cut out any firms you know 100% you don’t want to work for. Why waste your time and theirs? But if you’re even the slightest bit unsure then go for it. Plus you don’t know how many of those will translate into in-firms so why decrease your odds?
  27. healthlaw

    Summer Student Salaries?

    Very very true, but I think there are subtle things students can and should look for. I went to a few firms where the lawyers and articling students genuinely seemed to get along really well and enjoyed each other’s company. They were honest about the work being tough but at my favourite firm, the articling students also talked about how they much leaned on each other etc. In contrast I went to another firm where the articling students were smiling but looked like they were on the brink of death lmao. If the articling students hate their lives THREE MONTHS into articles.. run!
  28. I cut down the number of OCIs I had and found that I definitely did not need to. You will get breaks throughout the day and I was running on such an adrenaline high the whole day that I definitely felt that I could’ve handled more OCIs than I took on.
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