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  1. I'd recommend taking a cold shower.... for maybe.... 20-30 minutes. I genuinely don't think you need community feedback to answer this.
  2. I say this with the greatest respect, You can't choose what hand you are dealt when you are born, But you can certainly choose how you opt to respond to its adversities. I wish you the best with whatever option you make, but I think it would be disrespectful to defer your acceptance at UNB simply to attempt a second cycle with other schools. (And you'll learn quickly, you only get one reputation in this profession and it starts on day 1).
  3. I personally am a notorious "worry-wart" myself. So I deeply sympathize. I genuinely hope you are successful where ever you end up, but I feel obliged to warn you, Law School is an extremely stressful experience. And the career is essentially all about mitigating or attempting to control for uncertainty. I think it largely matters how you approach school, and alot of people learn to cope after the first year, but I'd recommend reaching out to some learned members of this community to inquire about how you can hit the ground running and minimize the potential of your stress disorder from getting the better of you. Maybe you should spend some time looking into what services will be available at UNB both outside of campus (therapy) or on campus (accommodations), that might help ease some of the stress regarding moving far from home.
  4. I could be wrong but is this not the worst possible place right now in the Country to start another law school?
  5. Wanna work outside Canada...... Go to Oxford. If you have any desire to work in Canada.... go to U of T. Done.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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,
  12. Just as a side note, you shouldn't be signing off on posts using your real name.
  13. 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
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