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  2. Some other schools do. Saskatchewan gives points for a connection to Saskatchewan, and Dalhousie and UNB have regional preferences for maritime students.
  3. Jaggers

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Every parent I know admits that they are constantly messing things up and letting things slip between the cracks, either intentionally or accidentally. Obviously there are things that come up that necessitate long hours at times and work on evenings/weekends. But if that's a habit, it means a lot of your work is going to be consistently sub-par, either in terms of quality or productivity.
  4. providence

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    So what does that mean then when we say parenting is a 24-7 job and harder than any work in the office? Are we all doing a bad job parenting? 😀
  5. BlockedQuebecois

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Isn’t that kinda the idea when we’re talking hours in the office, though? It’s not like you’re actually working 70 hours. You’re maybe working 60 of those, and you’re maybe billing 40-50 of those?
  6. QuixoticLawyer

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    100% agree. Everyone knows law is not a 9 - 5 job, and it's one thing to be working 70+ hours a week occasionally because something unexpected came up, but I refuse to believe that anyone working 70+ hours a week on average is doing quality, efficient work that entire time.
  7. providence

    Did You Ever Really "Enjoy" Articling?

    Argh. I am not explaining this well for various reasons. What I wrote is not what I meant but I was/am not intending to be provocative either, or to offend you. I’ll try again. I was responding to the idea from I think it was Diplock that if you take personal connection with clients out of the equation, the intellectual challenges of criminal work and the nature of the job are very similar on the Crown and defence side. And I personally see them differently even without the clients in the picture. For me personally and only me, defence “innovation” such as a mandatory minimum challenge, Charter challenge etc is different from Crown “innovation” such as expanding hearsay objections or requirements for consent. It may just be in my mind, but I feel defence are almost always the underdog with a higher hill to climb. We have a higher onus initially on Charter (it’s “easier” for the Crown to oppose Charter.) I also feel that the reason we do the challenge (to push back the limits of the state rather than expand them) is more of a challenge - it’s generally more palatable to expand the criminal law than to pull it back, or at least it seems so, I just meant that for me, there is motivation and satisfaction that comes from my work apart from clients, and that’s what I should have said, rather than comparing my job to one I have never done.
  8. Jaggers

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    The quality/productivity of work you put out in hours 50-70 is probably pretty bad relative to the quality/productivity of work you put out in hours 0-30. If I saw a lawyer working on my files at midnight, I would look for another lawyer for the next file. Who is doing good work at an efficient pace at midnight?
  9. BlockedQuebecois

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    What do you mean?
  10. hufflepuff

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    According to their website, they do
  11. Hi there, Just a quick FYI type question if anyone has advice- I'm finishing a few PS edits and waiting on my school from an exchange abroad to send my transcript, so I have not submit my OLSAS app yet. I understand the Nov 1 deadline is a thing - but based on payments going through, tech difficulties, etc. is there a a date I should actually submit on? Like maybe latest October 29 (2-3 business days) to ensure it all goes through? Also - is there indication somewhere on the OLSAS site that shows that my school's transcript has been received? Right now it still says "immediate" for when I want it by, but will it/ anything change when it has been received? Or should I go to my school's registrar's office and ask them in person? Just curious! THANKS
  12. Malicious Prosecutor

    Did You Ever Really "Enjoy" Articling?

    Okay, deleted my first draft at this out of not wanting to be provocative. I've done both, and I find Crown work to be more difficult. It's much harder to build a case then it is to try and tear it down. And I want to assure you that Crown get to argue new law too. Where do you think Jobidon, or principled exception to the hearsay rule, came from? There's been an interesting case from out Court of Appeal which was recently argued in the SCC on improper assumptions of how sexual assault victims will behave. It's all innovative. And quite frankly when I have defence lawyers who want to make some "innovative" argument it usually winds up being some issue that has been well and truly settled for a great deal of time.
  13. Torts275

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    No word from LS, I think Paliare does not do ITC emails
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  15. carlysw

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Thomson, Rogers (ITC)
  16. OWH

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    While everyone may like to wear this as a badge of honour, at some point there is a law of diminishing returns.
  17. Grey

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Yeah, there were some students working a bit more and others a little less, but I think around 70 is generally accurate. Someone else earlier in this thread mentioned that a lot of students tend to self-select into (and out of) Davies because of its reputation. I think that's a fair statement - the firm is not for everyone, both in terms of hours, how you go about getting work, types of personalities, etc. Those who are attracted to what Davies markets itself as offering, however, all seemed to really enjoy it, myself included.
  18. pzabbythesecond

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    So Davies has their summer associates work 70 hours a week on average? More during busy weeks? Crazy. And I'm a workaholic saying that.
  19. OLSAS isn't used for schools outside of Ontario.
  20. Tagger

    Multiple LSAT Takes

    There are a few schools that reportedly sort files using the average, but take the highest score (Queen's, Calgary), but I believe Alberta's the only school that exclusively considers the average. With a 3.3 cGPA, you need a 160+ to be competitive. If you're not testing near that level and aren't confident that you can get there before November, I would postpone.
  21. Grey

    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    I did my 2L summer at Davies this year. On a normal week I would do about 8:00am - 7:30/8:00pm, plus another ~10 hours over the weekend. On busy weeks this could go up significantly. Most of the associates I worked with were pulling longer hours than that. Not sure how this compares to other firms on Bay, but that's my 2 cents on Davies specifically.
  22. Johnappleseed

    Tips for retaking the LSAT?

    I think a minimum of 1 test per week and a maximum of 2. The thing is that the higher you are scoring the less valuable full tests become. For example, if you are able to get a raw score of -20 on a consistent basis, then by writing another test you’re practicing 80 questions that you already know how to do. You would be better off practicing the 20 questions you’re getting wrong 4 times each instead. So if you say always go -5 on logic games, you spend the week doing only logic games and then when you write your next test you’ve hopefully gained 5 points. Whereas if you just wrote a bunch of full test you’d barely get to practice logic games and you might have only gained 1 or 2 points.
  23. Megbean123

    So here's my chances post... 4.15 GPA/164 LSAT

    I think I want to go into family law. Pretty much this is based on my personal experiences with the law and that I think they do work where you are actually helping people in desperate situations (barring, of course, representing men trying to get out of child support and whatnot). I recognize that I can't apply to the US because my cegep grades get calculated into my GPA and that brings me down to something like a 3.2. Luckily, no where in Canada are these grades considered equivalent to undergrad studies. Its also my second time writing. First time I cancelled, but, had never scored above 165, whereas, the second time around my lowest PT ever was 169. But, clearly, when I am in the room writing my test, my results are always always inferior, I'm not entirely sure I can get over this anxiety block/bad test performance. It's really strange because the sections in which I did the questions with my mental capacity at like 10% just rushing through, I did great on and LR which was always my strong suit I made a ridiculous amount of mistakes. I'm not sure I'm willing to spend another summer doing this, especially when I feel like some schools that aren't McGill or U of T offer parallel educational experiences and opportunity after. Again, I've read a lot of stuff on the forum and heard from former students neither is all their cracked up to be and so, name prestige I feel isn't enough though I am committed to going to law school.
  24. MohitB97

    Multiple LSAT Takes

    Is that the only school that averages in Canada? my CGPA is 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) and I'm currently in my 4th year so I don't have the stats on my L2 yet. I am aiming for at least a 160 LSAT score, I wouldn't take the LSAT in 2019 until I'm consistently PT'ing these numbers
  25. Cruizer

    Compensation in and around Vancouver: 2018 Edition

    Point taken - you got me. Still curious as to whether it is true that articling salaries are going up.
  26. emtee

    Examples of ECs and LOR ?

    Hey, I have volunteering at the temple. I asked my former manager and a professor for a LOR.
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