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  1. Yeah, OP should reflect on why they have no ECs and make some sort of personal promise or action plan to not let those same reasons for inaction carry over to law school. The easiest thing in the world is to maintain your patterns. It takes effort to change. What you can learn about practicing law from legal courses is limited. It's very difficult to navigate towards your correct legal career path without meaningful EC engagement. This is for both application reasons, as well as self-discovery reasons. Can you really know that oral advocacy is not for you if you never give it a legitimate shot? Social justice might move you, but how can you figure out what that means for your career aspirations if you don't test it out with some experience of depth in a legal clinic? Etc... Legal recruiters and employers very much care about how you can explain how your experiences inform your motivations and aspirations. If you don't have the experiences to draw upon, or you have flimsy little experiences that you have to stretch to make relevant, these conversations will be short and fall flat.
  2. Well, does it matter? If you got into UNB but not Dalhousie, would you really not go to UNB and wait a year just because transferring might not be easy/possible? That would strike me as a terrible approach if you want to be a lawyer. I can't imagine that most employers would give half a hoot whether someone went to UNB or Dalhousie. If your question is plainly how easy is it to transfer after 1L - I have no clue.
  3. Law schools HATE it! My advice - emancipate yourself immediately and get a job at 7-11. 😎
  4. There's also a bit of a fashion trend right now towards ditching the tie altogether! gasp! Ditcher beware though - if you want to avoid looking sloppy or lazy, you might need to look like a model + have an otherwise tight ensemble to pull it off. You'd be more likely to see this with the slick business crowd, and not the risk-averse lawyers.
  5. Like, literally zero or they are just bad? A 173 LSAT seems like it would be a train ticket to law school regardless, unless you are not a human being
  6. There are lots of ways to do it and different things work for different people. The fact that you are already auditing your learning process is a good sign. Keep doing that
  7. Why would he feel like shit? He probably feels like a hundred bucks in his shiny new tie.
  8. The OP said the profs were not replying to their emails. My post said "some people get bombarded with things like reference requests and ignore emails." Frig, I had a couple of law school professors who said things at the start of the semester like - please come to my office hours if you have questions, it is difficult to respond to all of my email inquiries from students but I will make time for you if you come to my office hours. Thank you for posting that my advice re: stopping by was not bad. It's interesting that you think the rest of my very small post was bad advice, because I don't see a piece of advice within the rest of the post.
  9. Go to the professor’s office. Some people get bombarded with things like reference requests and ignore emails. The unspoken logic being - if it’s not important enough for you to ask in person then why should they bother.
  10. Did the guy who did not know how to button his suit just drop $100 on a tie? Someone help me do the math here
  11. Depends on the firm, of course! For some of them, Mean Girls cool might go a long way.
  12. Chance of getting hired back = how cool you are * how good you are * employer's hire-back multiplier. If you are a zero on the cooooool scale 😎 you might be SOL even if you are a wunderkind. If you are a zero on the good scale you are certainly SOL even if your last name is Fonzarelli. And even if you are a 9/10 on both scales, you might be SOL if your employer doesn't hire most people back. This general equation of cool * good = job applies to every private enterprise. Only in the public sphere can you somehow hold a job while being very not cool and also pretty incompetent.
  13. I would be surprised to see any law job anywhere ask or care about grades for anyone with more than a modicum of working experience as a lawyer, let alone three years. Maybe for pretty new calls some employers might care about major awards? I dunno. It seems to just really not matter shortly after school ends. Grades are part of the equation that puts you on whatever track, but then your actual work experiences are very quickly all that matter. I see someone above has contradicted this post. Look, I might be wrong, but that seems bonkers. Transcripts for a senior associate?
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