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    Rural lawyering pay

    I guess I’m an elitist snob.
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    Privilege is...

    When I go to the grocery store, I buy whatever I want. I’ve even recently stopped obsessively calculating unit prices. Similarly, I order three courses at restaurants since I figure I might as well enjoy myself in the moment if I’m out already. Cf. it’d have been absurd to ask for soda at a restaurant when I was a kid since I knew damn well that water comes free.
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    Interests Section

    Possibly the greatest television show in the history of television.
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    Drafting a Master Service Agreement

    You, a future lawyer, inquired about how much to charge for unethical and illegal services. I’d cut epeeist some slack for being a little indignant.
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    Start time/Info from firm re articling

    I would suggest a quick email to the Student Coordinator’s assistant.
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    Improving Grades in 2L

    I found pre writing useful for condensing legal tests as much as possible. I would edit it down every time I went over my outline to cut out extraneous words/verbiage. Perhaps the value was not in the prewriting but in that I knew the test cold by the time it came to write the exam.
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    USask vs Dalhousie vs TRU

    I have family in Kamloops and always found it delightful. But I’m also a country boy at heart. I can’t think of anything less objective than where an individual would enjoy living. I lived in NYC for 9 months recently and hated it around 75% of the time. I lived in a tiny village in rural America for undergrad and only hated it around 50% of the time. YMMV, obviously.
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    Stuff to Bring to Law School

    I had this problem with my windows desktop that was purchased solely for the purpose of dual screening. My solution was to buy a MacBook stand for my laptop and one of those lil HDMI dongle things. I can now basically have three full browser windows open between the two screens. I usually use the smaller laptop screen to keep static/less used windows open eg music, a scratchpad doc for notes, a statute/document that I keep referring back to every so often while I do most of my active work on the main monitor.
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    Why is osgoode & UofT so expensive?

    They’re good schools but not worth the money. Getting a job is a highly individualized endeavour and not at all a matter of playing percentages.
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    University of Alberta vs University of Victoria

    AFAIK students in Alberta can do far more as law students than in any other jurisdiction eg run trials in cases where the Crown isn’t seeking jail time.
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    Bay Street Bonuses

    Mine as well. It’s an incredibly complex point system that isn’t “all tied to the amount of client revenue” generated.
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    divorce and court

    soon, only 7/5 hockey games in Ontario will make it to rink
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    Vancouver Articling Recruit

    Seems high to me considering the gold medallist in my year had a 3.6. I have no experience with the Vancouver articling recruit though FWIW.
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    1L "Black Letter" Courses

    I had similar comments. Also one particularly weird, and frankly condescending, comment that my CV seemed to suggest I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was raised by a single mother who worked two jobs waiting tables.
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    OCI prospects/tips after 1L grades?

    FWIW, your grades aren’t disqualifying, but also not particularly impressive. It’ll depend largely on your interpersonal skills and resume.