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  1. You can just contact the LCO and Divya or Laura can give you all the details.
  2. Never said they were just prosecuted by the Feds, but frankly, the DOJ does a huge number of those files. But you're one of those people on here who just needs to always be right, so, hope that makes you feel great about yourself!
  3. Just in case anyone looks back at this with the same stats and wonders - I got into both UBC and UVic immediately (less than 1 week after applying).
  4. So a lot of these comments are very unhelpful questions about how your law school could possibly ever offer a full course load. As someone from a law school that offers a full summer semester, including required and elective courses, and as someone who knows several students who completed their studies early by doing summer semesters - I will just say, do what you feel is best for you. Does the semester offer courses you need/want to take? Do you have volunteer work lined up that is easy to do remotely and makes you feel excited? Then go for it! It sounds like a solid plan. If, however, you won't be making enough money for the following year(s) of law school and that will cause problems for you, then maybe take a job instead. Do what you feel, in your gut, is going to serve you best this year. That said, you should be sure that the student benefits apply if you choose to go to school instead of working. For example, you can't collect EI if you're going to school full time.
  5. Unfortunately I know someone in the same circumstances who was refused entrance to the Bar in BC and couldn't article after graduation...
  6. It will have an impact on your entrance to the Bar. You have to disclose it and it may affect your ability to join the Bar and article. It won't affect your entrance to a law school. Also, depending on the type of job you want, you may not be able to get security clearance in government, so consider that if you want to go into prosecution/DOJ.
  7. For DOJ, you get an initial "score" when you apply based on your grades, cover letter, and resume (work experience + skills). Whether you will selected for OCIs is highly dependent on who you compete with in your year - you might make it with a B average or you might need a B+ if other applicants are very competitive. Once you make it to OCIs, you have to complete that interview with a good "score", at which point you will be invited to interview at the office. There you will have a more extensive interview. They will weigh how you did at interviews with your grades and your overall resume.
  8. Can you specify what government level? Provincial or federal? What province?
  9. Meanwhile, UVic still thinks graded exams are a good idea??? What a joke.
  10. Yup. And I assume other BC law schools will follow, forcing us all to work just as hard, despite our many handicaps, to just make it over that C/B- line.
  11. The replies to your question seem to be from people who can't speak any other languages, except for maybe French. I speak 3 languages and was asked often during the OCI process about when/where/why I learned them. First, it's a great conversation topic. Second, it shows that you are disciplined enough to spend the time learning a complex skill. Third, don't forget we live in a multicultural country. So many employers need lawyers who are able to communicate with their clients. The employers absolutely loved it. So I say, go for it, it can ONLY serve you well!
  12. I have been informed by the court that the Federal Court of Appeal has now finished their selection process, but the Federal Court has not completed its interview or selection process at this time.
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