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Starling last won the day on January 18 2017

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  1. I would still recommend skipping questions you're struggling with and going back. It's easier to focus if you know you only have a couple questions you're going back to left, instead of 10 more. Plus then you will be guessing on fewer questions. Other than that, it's just more studying I would say. There's no real short cut to make you quicker at solving problems.
  2. I am in no way qualified to give you practice advice, but if you want to talk mental health stuff, feel free to PM me. 🙂
  3. Ok, I would definitely skip those and go back at the end if you have time. I don't know what study methods you've tried, but if you need to rewrite, I would highly recommend the Logical Reasoning Bible.
  4. Are you applying for OCIs? Or non-OCI positions?
  5. This is more of a recommendation for LR, but could work for RC too. If there's questions (topics, in the case of RC) you know you're good at, do those first. Don't do the questions in order - flag the ones that are hard for you and go back to them if you have time. There's no point trying to get the perfect answer on a question if it means you won't get to finish 5 others.
  6. COVID? Quite a lot of schools did Pass/Fail.
  7. There's no official minimum average. For Vancouver, you would want B+ or better grades, but it does depend on your school since they all use different scales. With a 3.0... honestly, just shoot your shot and apply. The worst that can happen is they say no.
  8. Looks like mostly Big Law, with some random small firms thrown in. The Vancouver ones are accurate but I honestly don't know much about the Toronto market, so I can't really speak to that.
  9. You can look up a lot of firms on NALP. Most big firms pay $103k to $110k for first year associates. Articling is $65-70k for big firms. #3 is absurd and not true.
  10. Well, we are a group of lawyers/aspiring lawyers who have relative anonymity here... of course we're all willing to come out guns a-blazing and die on literally any hill. Myself included, of course. 😉 Incidentally, this is my new favourite thread.
  11. Definitely agree that different firm cultures might be perfect for one person and hell for another; I'm saying it's very difficult to get an actual feel for the firm's culture/environment unless you work there or know someone who works there well enough that they'll be candid with you. Using the natural light example, I have heard Farris gives students their own exterior offices with giant windows, whereas only partners and very senior associates get exterior offices at NRF. Not that it matters, obviously NRF is a great firm. Just using it as an example.
  12. Honestly, I wouldn't put too much stock in this thread. No offense to people who have posted. Unless someone has actually worked at a firm or has very close friends who do, I don't really think their opinion is super helpful. Especially if it's based on firm tours or just a general impression. There's a lot of firms that seem one way during OCIs but are totally different to actually work at, based on my good friends' candid experiences. And I work at one of the firms mentioned here and I would say my experience is completely different from what people have posted.
  13. Yes. I went from a 151 diagnostic to a 167 score. I am pretty sure I got every single logic game question wrong on my diagnostic. I put a lot of work into learning how to do that section correctly. Improvement is very possible, but it's not easy. I do think the LSAT is learnable for many people if they put in the time.
  14. Bit of both. You get them from friends and from the school's database.
  15. The readings take a long time but we’ve already got a solution for that - CANs.
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