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    Third Retake?

    I can't comment on whether you should or shouldn't take the test this year. I can say that I took the test 5 different times and ended up getting in to law school on my second attempt. My first go was in my final year of undergrad and a fair bit of studying (though, admittedly, it wasn't that well thought out). I ended up with a 152. That was when I had to wait again a couple years for a retake. During that time period I went to grad school and, obviously, got older and matured a bit. My second go at taking the LSAT was a major difference. Things just clicked easier. So I think something can be said for playing the long game on the LSAT and learning how to take the test. So my advice to you I guess would be don't feel like it's the end of the world. I think the LSAT is absolutely a learnable test.
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    The Impact of a 20-year-old Transcript

    I have an anecdote, since you asked. It's by no means true for anyone outside of the particular situation. I worked with a lawyer who applied to Osgoode several years after graduating from his undergrad. In those years the school he graduated from had misplaced his transcripts, but still had proof of graduation. Osgoode admitted him based on the other aspects of his application. So maybe that will make you feel better. But there's no way to say how your situation will be treated.
  3. Ah shit. That sucks. I'm choosing to look at not getting a public sector articling position as a blessing then.
  4. In my interview with the Toronto Crown they told me they were going through with hiring for both positions. Nothing about ongoing positions after though (I didn't ask).
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    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Pretty sure calls are made at the end of the day. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.
  6. I have an MPA and I'm in my final year of law school. I have about three years combined policy work, and I'm looking to work as a criminal law attorney. I'm avoiding policy work specifically because of how separated it is from working with the general population. And because of how ludicrously boring it is (to me, at least). Re: income - I don't know why you (and others) don't think government policy analysts don't make respectable money. Senior analysts, which is a position one can move in to after a relatively short amount of time, make $75,000 - $80,000. This is a very respectable amount of money that a lot of the people in this country don't even come close to approaching in their own jobs. Here's the EC pay scale for the federal government. An MPA and some experience would make you competitive for policy positions in any government with lots of room for growth (though they are very competitive). I would say policy work (at least for the feds and Ontario government) is on par with what a lot of lawyers make. If you're in Ontario though.... not sure about any opportunities given the current state of the public service. Buck-a-beer though.... Re: improving people's lives - very noble and laudable. From my experience though, this is not a feeling one gets from policy work. I worked in a policy area that is right up your alley - policy development and analysis for Ontario Works, ODSP, housing and other poverty reduction stuff - for the Government of Ontario. My work no doubt helped to influence policy and programming for the people who used these services, but it was always put through like ten different channels. By the time any substantive changes or decisions occurred I had really forgotten about any input I may have had. I would say that's a universal characteristic of all government policy work. Inf act, this is why I left policy and I'm looking to work in criminal law. But don't let that dissuade you. I just wanted to work closer to the population. You might derive the same type of satisfaction as I do working directly with people through policy work.
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    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Damn. I got the reverse of that.
  8. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Someone earlier in the thread mentioned they did.
  9. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Can't remember her name. It was admin calling on behalf of the primary contact in the posting.
  10. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Just got a call from Downtown Toronto Crown. Sounds like they're about halfway through based on the fact that Monday as full up. Didn't get an ITC on this one.
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    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    PFO a couple of hours ago.
  12. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    No word from crown offices doing crim. Humphries Weinstein sent out ITCs and Gold sent PFOs. That's all I got.
  13. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    My plan was to take the interview and if I start getting too full (fat chance for me though) I'd just call back and say thanks but no thanks. There's no obligation to stick with the interview if other opportunities come up, as far as I'm aware. I stand to be corrected though. I mean, you don't want to go and they certainly don't want to waste their time interviewing someone who doesn't want to be there.
  14. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    The PFO I got from the Ministry of the Env. certainly made it sound like they were sti hiring.
  15. FunnyLawName

    2019/2020 Toronto Articling Recruit (ITC Emails for Interviews)

    Got a PFO from the Ministry of the Environment today. Hard sell in an application when you don't have environmental law courses...
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