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Everything posted by pzabbythesecond

  1. Hey all, Anxiety is obviously an issue in our profession. As are high achieving people who are relentlessly and perpetually aiming for the next step.. or 5. While this drive is good, it can also be bad (see note on anxiety). Beyond that, all the incessant planning can stop us from taking a moment to appreciate what we've already achieved. My graduation passed without much celebration, as I was planning out my next 5 years, not even started articling yet. My family helped me take a minute and it was really nice. But I still forget to do it often. How do you get yourself to stop and smell the roses, while still staying driven and planning your future?
  2. Your colleague is an insecure ass. Don't worry. Keep aiming to do as well as you can. Good grades won't hurt you. But you may consider getting your cover letter reviewed to really emphasize interest in practice.
  3. Turtles I'm sorry regardless. I can't imagine how tough this might be. I'm legitimately rooting for you to go to law school. Education should never be unattainable because of wealth background. It really is time to make Ontario more like Quebec and less like the US, though Ford would probably scoff at me for saying that. Good luck. Please keep updating. Quote or mention me when you do since I don't check this forum often.
  4. I'd wait to see if he passes before giving him your first born
  5. As much as I like the new nickname, kindly let me be
  6. Please please leave me a slot on the 4th. My work starts early enough that I absolutely must write the 4th to have a chance at any travel this summer
  7. That's what irks me. I still prepare because I have anxiety that makes me need to, but I can't for the life of me see how this ever measures legal competence, or how it will ever be useful for me in practice. And yet my summer is mostly burned anyway. Thanks for charging me good money to waste my summer LSO!
  8. Cassels doesn't either. I don't think it's a function of size, but rather a function of alumni network willing to trek out to Montreal for a day. Which is crazy to me. I'd pay for a day in Montreal!
  9. McGill teaches both Ontario and Quebec law for the black letter law courses like civ pro, and definitely all the 1L courses. I'd say close to 60-90 of us in any year end up in Ontario for articling, and knowledge wise you're not at any sort of disadvantage. McGill distinctly caters to Ontario law because of this. As for the recruit, smaller firms doing the recruit don't go to McGill (like aird berlis and firms of that size) while they do go to the likes of western, os, queens, etc. But most of the high end national/boutiques do (lenczner, davies, etc). Still something like 50 percent of mcgillians who apply to the recruit get hired by recruitment employers (either through the OCI or direct in firm). I don't know what that stat is for other Ontario schools since they don't publish how many actually apply, but I'd hazard it's similar. A B or even B- to B average will get you enough OCI interviews to have a reasonable shot at a job. Almost everyone I know had articles lines up by the time the articling recruit happened. Which is earlier than what I've heard about other schools, since apparantly close to 20-30 percent of students don't find articles until the end of their last year. Go to McGill. Save tuition money and rent and have a great 3 years in Montreal. Even stay - many do
  10. My immediate thought too. I imagine that firm bleeding talent for years to come with that. And many other firms that try to pull the same stunt too.
  11. McGill actually does well for putting people on that law/journalism path and you seem to have a strong enough application for there (assuming your ECs are there). Since it's cheaper and makes you bilingual and trains you transystemically, it's useful to an extent for that type of career. Journalism is also unfortunately dwindling so having a law degree is a good back up plan for sure. So going to a cheap law school, depending on how old you are, sounds good. I'd recommend McGill for just this. Going to an expensive law school, don't. You'd lock yourself into needing a law wage to pay off your debt.
  12. I said thanks to your second comment. But I do think you're a bit hard on Blocked.
  13. It's been a while but some things to do with spin, something with s or something, diagrams, etc. I really don't remember much. I was in an advanced STEM program so a bunch of this might have already been university level.
  14. I remember doing quantum chem in grade 11. That's around when I decided to leave STEM. Though really it was bio that did it for me. Quantum chem was hard but fun.
  15. I didn't say it was wild because it was difficult. I said it was wild because having a law professor give a 100, let alone having multiple give 100s, seems more difficult to do given the subjectivity inherent in law than getting 100 percent on a math exam. But I stopped math after high school so maybe university math is less objective than I think it is.
  16. Trudeau pandering for student votes. What else is new? But the news didn't really cover this much, at least from what I saw. The anger directed at Ford was just too large I guess.
  17. Yes. I'm not sure but I think this is only the Ontario portion of the loans, because Dougie decided students take too much out of tax payer pockets.
  18. The curse of online law school dating. You know you can find happiness somewhere that wants you, but what about that good looking law school with those prestigious curves in all the right places.
  19. The timing just works to align that summer -- year studying/off -- articling. So yes in 3.5, you would apply for a 2L summer job for your 3L summer (summer before the .5 year). Then you finish and travel or get stuck at home with parents during a pandemic (can you tell I'm still bitter?) and then article. If you didnt land a 2L to articling job, you apply to the articling recruit in your last summer just as normal law students do.
  20. Of course that's denigrating, but you're straw manning blocked here. He never said that.
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