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    New Paralegal Graduates

    Paralegals in Ontario can do a lot more than those in BC. There is a vote in B.C. that might change that, if we ever get around to it (online systems crash prevented the scheduled vote earlier).
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    Workload in UK

    I would add to Diplock’s points with my own: the real issue is we expect Canadian lawyers to be educated in Canadian law. This is something the UK legal education system does not do. I also would not expect to show up in the UK and argue my Canadian degree was just as good or better than theirs for the purposes of practising law in the UK. Jurisdiction people. It’s important.
  3. I would suggest calling the law society in question to ask. Hope you get an answer quickly
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    Bond University

    I know a few lawyers who went to Bond and did okay. All of them came back to family firms that got them articles and then employed them. They are doing fine as counsel. Nothing exceptional but nothing disgraceful either. You seem to have a fairly level headed perspective. The question I think you need to ask yourself is whether Bond would be worth it if you couldn’t transfer out and had to do the whole degree there. The next question is if you have any connections that could get you an “in” here in Canada once you come back.
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    Please help me to understand health law

    Just a heads up that a copy/paste of a homework question is easily searchable. If your teacher/prof can use Google they might find this
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    What would YOU do?

    The goal is not to attend your dream school. The goal is to be a lawyer and have a decent shot at enjoying the work. In order to do that you need to balance cost and opportunities. A higher price tag should equate to opportunities that appeal to you and are worth the price. Otherwise - and this is so important- minimize your debt. Once you finish your first year of law school the debt you carry is going to start getting really really heavy. By second year you’re going to be evaluating your future plans almost entirely by their purported paycheque. By third year, if you haven’t secured articles, the stress will be incredible. The only way to get ahead of this is to keep that number as low as possible. Good luck.
  7. Speak to your profs and the school admin about accommodations - extra office hours, deferred exams if necessary, etc. This is the kind of situation they are for. Get the surgery.
  8. You know the only way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I am guessing that right now the volume of work is overwhelming and feels insurmountable. You are probably trying to figure out a plan of attack and every week that goes by you feel more and more paralyzed. Here is the only way forward: start doing the work. Take one bite. Start with what you learned today and today’s readings. Don’t go back yet - you need to stop feeling like you are catching up. You need some momentum first. Do today’s work. Just today’s. And make an appointment to see a doctor. They may be able to help you if there’s more to this.
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    Good Character Question

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  10. I remember being stressed because I was immediately accepted at one school, local to where I was living at the time, and my then-partner was assuming I would go. I did not want to go there and I wasn’t sure I wanted to stay in the relationship. When I got accepted at Queens I was so relieved. It was a chance to travel and be on my own and it was a very reasonable excuse to break things off amicably. Most of all I remember the thrill of endless opportunities that seemed to stretch out before me. I had no clue what I was doing. It was exhilarating.
  11. You are the kind of person the mature category is for. Check out the individual schools and call them - you may well have a chance.
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  13. Have you sorted out the Visa situation that would make this possible? I would think a huge impediment would be the cost of living contrasted with the meagre income a brand new criminal lawyer makes. And finding mentors. Do you know anyone in the legal field in NY?
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    Why you shouldn't go to U of T Law

    I disagree with this. If you take on enormous debt - and no one makes you do this: if you choose to shut your eyes to it that is still your choice - you need a job to pay it off. There is no specialness to law students that they get to have their pick of jobs. Most people take the job to pay the bills. Most people are not working a job they especially like or want. Law students should not expect to be an exception to this reality. The truth is that hard work and careful planning usually pay off - but not always. But if you go to law school and slack off, or if you go to law school and have no plan, or if you accrue a large debt, the chances of you getting to wait around or qualify for anything like your dream job get smaller and smaller.
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