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  1. Wanna work outside Canada...... Go to Oxford. If you have any desire to work in Canada.... go to U of T. Done.
  2. I'd advise you spend sometime on the foreign degree section of the forum and if possible message some of the more active/learned members of this forum. You need unbiased information and some guidance. You're making an incredibly expensive decision that may not grant you the opportunities you're hoping for.
  3. Firstly, don't lean too heavily on the "worldwide rankings" .... with the exception of a few schools, no one really cares about this stuff. Very Simple: If you want to work/live in Canada afterwards..... I'd recommend being VERY cautious before going overseas for a legal education. Rightly or wrongly it comes with a stigma, and securing a job let alone good articling may prove very difficult. If you are thinking of maybe relocating to Australia.... then sure.... this might be a fantastic opportunity for transition.
  4. For what its worth - DON'T BURN BRIDGES I went through a similar problem when I decided to return to school. I had a been with my employer for two years and had a very good relationship with my boss and was in a relatively more senior position. I chose to give my boss just shy of two months notice. I made it clear I wanted to give them ample time to find an appropriate replacement. i.e. Use your best judgement.
  5. I am pretty sure only Ontario has this alternative form of articling. Further, I think the shortage of articling positions is a problem that is particularly acute in Ontario, which was why the Law Society introduced the alternative scheme.
  6. If you haven't already... start booking coffees with previous summer hires or current articling students. (Further, they might be able to recommend some associates or partners to touch basis with). Word of warning, the recruit process is not fun. Don't go in with any expectations. Don't burn any bridges (with the firms or your peers). Be yourself, be genuine, and take what you can from the interview process. Good luck
  7. I remember in my school, during the 1L, alot of my colleagues were quick to sign up for things during first semester. However, after people got their first exam marks back there was a very noticeable exodus. My advice, find your groove first before you worry about all these additional commitments. U of T is going to be filled with some of the best students in the country, whom are competing with you for opportunities that are in limited supply. Sure, grades aren't everything. They won't be the tie breaker to you getting a job over another applicant in the late stages of the interview process in the recruits. However, bad grades will definitely preclude you from getting opportunities to interview. Assuming you intend to secure a 'good' job before graduating, choose how you spend your time wisely. Best of luck,
  8. Just as a side note, you shouldn't be signing off on posts using your real name.
  9. You need to raise your LSAT. Your score is prohibitively low. Something even within the realm of 155+ would give you a fighting chance, but a 150 I am afraid is likely going to prevent you from having any success. Keep working hard, and try to raise it. Best of Luck
  10. I can't speak to the faculty of law specifically, but I know Queen's had a number of services available to students - whom I frankly feel were very underutilized.
  11. When I read this title, for some reason all I could think of was chasing Mentos with Coke.
  12. It may surprise you, but much like people, Lawyers come in all different shapes, sizes and forms. You may get brownie points with some You may get permanently black listed by others. ....... Use your judgement as to what you wish to bring up with different people, that ability to know when to use your discretion to problem solve is kind of key to being successful.... My advice, If your default approach to social situations is to bring up divisive topics like religion, politics, etc........ you're probably doing it wrong. There is a difference between having different views (albeit even non-mainstream views) and being the sort of person who opts to shove that fact in everyone else's face at every opportunity.
  13. That is just one firm, And maybe generally speaking more people who go to higher tier universities think to go to law school. Don’t over think it.
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