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  1. That's a good idea, thanks!
  2. I guess I should clarify. I want to ultimately end up in the States, I'm just trying to decide what would make me more marketable (an LLM at a local school or 3 years of work experience in Canada).
  3. Hi everyone, I will be called in a few weeks and received a pretty reasonable, in my opinion at least, offer from a firm that is not the firm I articled at. I also have been accepted to an LLM program in the States and have considered moving there, largely due to my partner being there (also Canadian). In order to be eligible to write the bar in that particular state, I could either do my LLM or have 3 years of post call work experience in Canada. I'm conflicted as to what I should do so thought I'd ask you all for your opinion and thoughts. Thanks!
  4. 1) The answer should be in the materials, it's just difficult knowing where to find it. I definitely guessed a lot of the questions based on my own knowledge, especially for PR and other areas of law I was a bit more comfortable in. 2) I used both. If I had a general sense of where the answer was, I used the detailed table of contents because I found that to be faster. If I had no clue, I referred to the indices.
  5. I am looking for 2 extra tickets! Please DM me if you can help me out! Thanks 😀
  6. The changes are usually minor and a lot of people do rely on older indices but yes, the best way to go about it would be to make/purchase indices for this year.
  7. I'm happy to pass along my old indices and study schedules. Shoot me a DM with your e-mail address and I'll send them to you!
  8. Tbh I found 1L to be less intense than 2L and 3L so I would suggest that you get involved in extracurricular activities during your first year and see how it goes. As for studying, I would make sure that every week, at least once a day, you dedicate some time to catching up and summarizing your notes so you aren't slammed come exam time. Unlike undergrad, where I could start studying a few days before, during law school I started preparing for finals at least a month in advance and I still felt like I was running out of time (may have been my own fault though). You will find that law school exams are less about memorizing the law (which is how we were tested during undergrad) and more about issue spotting and how you can apply the law to the facts given to you. I've already completed my degree at the U of C so DM me if you have any further questions!
  9. Thanks for your input everyone! The firm that I'm considering is offering 50% and said that they have a lot of existing clients that they would transfer over to me (I would also look into bringing in my own clients; NOTE: I am VERY junior so this would take some time).
  10. I agree with @setto. Your firm's precedent database is the most useful resource you will have (and for some lawyers, the only resource you should have).
  11. Hi all, I just came across a firm whose compensation is based on a split of collected fees as opposed to a set salary. Any input? Is this more common than I think it is? Thanks!
  12. Hey! I'm also thinking of transferring to BC right after my call. If you want to chat, shoot me a PM!
  13. I lived on campus during 1L and 2L and lived in downtown during my 3L. I would say I enjoyed my time in downtown a bit more just because I lived across the street from a grocery store and a lot of my friends either lived in downtown or would hang out in downtown primarily. If you're currently a 0L I would say living on campus is not a bad idea for your first year. That way you get to meet everyone else who lives on campus and it's a good way to network with others new to the city! Hope this helps.
  14. I would have to agree with everyone else. I'm currently articling right now and some of my friends didn't find positions until June. But having waited, they're with firms that are reputable and treat them well. Please try not to settle. 10 months (or 12, depending on where you are) is a long time to be unhappy.
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