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  1. Hi everyone,

    I am clerking in Alberta for 10 months after third year, which means I need 5 more months of an article afterwards. I was wondering if there is anybody else who had the experience of having a clerkship lined up, but not an article for after by the beginning of their third year. Did you find your article before you graduated or during your clerkship? Would just love to hear how unusual this is, and any tips from people who have gone through it!

  2. Hey! I've lived in Mission and loved it, but Kensington is definitely the most convenient for getting to school. It is also really vibrant with lots of other students living there, shops, restaurants, etc. Mission is great, but not being by the train makes it more difficult to get to school. I live in Marda Loop and love it -- given that the 20 goes directly to the school I would say it's even more convenient than Mission. But you can't beat Kensington for convenience.

    Mission is closer to 17th ave which is where there's a lot of bar patios and nightlife, so that is a benefit. I found living there for a few years, I got to know a lot of the regulars that were also in their 30s and it had a real community feel. That said, I am sure Kensington has a similar community spirit.

    I'll also add that both have really lovely parks and access to the river so are great for long walks when you need study breaks -- it's not all about the nightlife! Quality of life is so affected by the area you live in, so you're right to try to pick out the right area for you :) Also the Safeway is better in Kensington if that matters to you :)

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  3. A colleague of mine just told me that he did interview at DLA, but I hadn't heard of anyone else. I think it was a small crowd.

    Also, just answered my own question, but others may want to know -- the Crown has sent out second interviews.

  4. 1 minute ago, usask29022016 said:

    Thank you this was very helpful and has calmed my nerves a bit (at least until tomo morning). I gave them a genuine #1 and their follow ups seem to be showing interest but not sure if that’s how they converse with most students...

    This is my exact experience with them too so I'll cross my fingers for both of us :)

  5. 40 minutes ago, usask29022016 said:

    Has anyone received any ITCs today from Calgary firms? Specifically from NRF

    It was my understanding that NRF doesn't do any ITCs, according to some summer students and the career office. Someone definitely correct me if I'm wrong.

  6. 23 hours ago, MinesAndMinerals said:

     7 2Ls last summer. I would guess that anywhere between 6-9 would be average. Keep in mind that they had 5 1Ls last summer so the number of 2Ls hired during this recruit may be towards the lower end of that range. 

    Exactly the information I was looking for! Thank you very much :)

  7. Does anyone know the amount of 2Ls Norton Rose Calgary usually hires? I have a good idea of how many articling students they have year to year, but I'm not sure how many of those were from a 1L pool. Any information is appreciated!

  8. 1 hour ago, 2017applicantedm said:

    is there a way we can see what our references look like?

    No, at least not when I was going through the process last year. An email was sent to my references with a link to form to fill in about me. There wasn't a way to look at them. That's why it's always good to ask, "Can you write a strong reference for me?" Then you don't have to wonder. One of my references even made a point of telling me that he really appreciated that I used that language when asking him.

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  9. Yes, it is best to email them and ask if they can write you a strong reference. When I applied, the UofC actually provided an electronic form for the professors to fill out instead of having them write a full letter. I knew my profs quite well, but they still wanted to meet me for coffee to discuss what I wanted them to write in the letters and what I had been up to the last few years out of school. They will likely want to meet with you, as well. My understanding is that it is often less about what they write about you, and more about what they don't write about you, so don't worry about not knowing them too well. A lot of people don't have close relationships with thier professors.

    Anyone feel free to correct me if I am wrong!

  10. Hi everyone,

    Apologies if this is a repeat. I know that there has been some information on this topic, but I was wondering if anyone had specific tips, since I haven't been able to find a topic lately.

    I am just entering 2L, and I have started to think about potentially doing my articling and working in a specific small town in BC. I wasn't born there, and I haven't lived there for any extended time, but I have a family connection there and love the town deeply. My spouse and I think we could be really happy there. Does anyone have any tips on networking with lawyers in small, rural towns? I was hoping to travel there when I could, go for coffees, and ask for shadowing opportunities, with the hopes of learning more, but also potentially getting an articling position there in the future. In the meantime, I am also trying to plan my classes in accordance to the prevalent practice areas in the town.

    Does anyone have advice on a specific approach to this, or am I on the right track?


  11. Where do most law students live? Does anyone live on campus? Or do most people live in apartments off campus?



    In my year there seems to be a fair amount of students living on campus (maybe a 1/4 of the class?). Other people seem to be all over. Some people in the suburbs, some people right downtown, some people living closer to the University by SAIT.

  12. I am super excited that I was offered admission for the full time JD program with a September 2017 start and I know the schedule doesn't come out until mid-summer.

    Does anyone know what the first year schedule looks like? The only one I can find online is: http://law.ucalgary.ca/currentstudents/incoming1L under the "course timetables" heading. 


    Are the only classes that first years from Fall 2016 had to take or is it not the same schedule for everyone?

    Do you have to take electives on top of this schedule? Do you have to take 5 classes each semester to fulfill the "full time" status requirement or can you take 3 classes? (I'm currently doing my undergrad at UofC and "full time" status means 3-5 classes a semester.) 


    I'm trying to get a feel for how many hours per week we will be in lectures and what a typical day schedule would look like...

    Hey, it is the same schedule for all first years, and we are divided into several sections. We have 6 classes first semester, and 5 next. The schedule you have there is accurate and I imagine would look similar next year. Also, you have a three week block course and the beginning of both semesters that runs 9-5.


    You can tell by that schedule that I am currently not paying attention in property. :P

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  13. Will we be receiving rejections on Friday too? I know some firms send out rejections before Friday, but I am curious whether we just won't hear anything at all on Friday if we don't get an offer after 5:00. This wait is killing me, and I was just curious if if I hadn't received a rejection yet, whether that was a good sign that I am still in the running.


    I know every firm may be different, but I was just curious what other's had heard.

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