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  1. That's what I did! I did find that to be the case sometime in second year of law school. By third year I was taking three full days off some weeks though.
  2. I'm currently deciding whether to do some work today and some tomorrow, or do all of it today or all of it tomorrow? 🤔
  3. If they tend to happen in the worst possible times and frequently in interviews, I think you should re-examine whether they are really nrbs. Sounds like a fetish to me. I think some CBT and/or exposure therapy could help you control this response (though not to cure the fetish). Hope this helps.
  4. Lol, pretty sure that canuckfanatic meant to get out of non work things. Like, oh, I'd love to come to Thanksgiving, dear Auntie, even though Ford asked us not to do big Thanksgiving gatherings, but I just have so much work to catch up on. Yeah it's crazy being an articling student!
  5. Wait, what? Never heard this one about the LSAT before. How would you use Anki flashcards for LSAT prep? They're very popular for memorization, but there's nothing to memorize for the LSAT, lol.
  6. No, the two things are unrelated. Edit: Sorry, don't know why I quoted myself. I meant to quote about your concern re: accessibility services. After admission under any category you have the option to register with disability/accessibility services.
  7. In your case, you'd have to explain how your access claim affected your LSAT score specifically. There is no way I would have been admitted to the school I went to in the general category, so yes, it was treated differently.
  8. I did some of them, based on level of interest and/or confusion. A lot of times I was confused about a point - either I really didn't understand it or I just thought it was weird. Reading more helped. I also just found it interesting, and was mostly guided by my curiosity in this. Sometimes I'd skip required readings where the point seemed clear and a case brief made perfect sense, and do the extra readings instead.
  9. I agree with all the posters above, but none of them directly addressed your mental health. You said you have been so depressed since you started there, and I don't know if you meant depressed depressed. Either way, your post reads like that may be an issue at play. Depression and/or anxiety can make it really hard to take the above advice to heart and just put your head down and get through it with the end in sight. Extended periods of feeling the way you described at work can make it harder and harder to brush off your boss being harsh. It can also make it hard to think objectively and depersonalize how you see his actions. Anyway, I don't think you should quit, or suck it up. I think you need a middle strategy. Check out the Law Society Member Assistance Program. I'm not sure what exactly they offer, but I know they have free counselling among other things. Do some self-assessment - is your mental health suffering because of this, and is there anything you can do other than quitting to improve it? Not to say that his treatment of you is okay, but you can't control his behaviour, and aside from your mental health, quitting is likely not the best outcome for you. If you've struggled with mental health issues before, are you doing everything that has worked for you? If not, get back into/onto those things, and either way look into what works for other people. Mindfulness exercises, cognitive behaviour therapy, journaling, counselling/therapy, talking to your doctor about medication/medication changes, plus the classic: sleep, enriching leisure activities, exercise, good nutrition, time with loved ones, avoiding substances, reducing social media scrolling. Without more information, if it were me or someone I care about, I'd suggest imagining a time period that seems doable for the job now - it sounds like you're looking ahead at 7 more months, and that seems like too long, but how about 2 months? Decide you'll reassess in 8-10 weeks, and during that time focus on trying every strategy to improve your mental health and life outside of work. Make it a fun side project (or pick up another fun side project, for that matter).
  10. I took some courses through the Chang School (a graduate certificate - I took a mix of online and in person courses). I was told by the law schools I checked with that they wouldn't count towards my GPA for admissions, though they still wanted my transcript. If in doubt, check with the schools you will be applying to, but I think it's very unlikely that they will count towards credit minimums or your GPA for admissions.
  11. https://lso.ca/becoming-licensed/lawyer-licensing-process/licensing-examinations/2020-21-licensing-examinations Though it says "week of" September 28 for the barristers.
  12. For most classes I jumped around between several, sometimes settling on one I found I liked the best, but other times pulling from up to four to make my own. People don't always agree on the best one. It can definitely be subjective. But at my school, people would discuss which ones they were using, and if there was a publicly available one that was popular, no one kept it a secret.
  13. I almost always put jurisdiction and level of court in my CANs (year too). It's not useful on the exam really, but I didn't memorize them instantly, and often found myself wondering while reviewing later in the semester. Especially in first year. As far as what makes a good CAN, if I had to pick one with excellent structure or (near) perfect content accuracy. I didn't assume anything was complete or correct, but someone laying out a framework for application saved me more time than it took me to go through it for correctness/accuracy. I also do have a great memory for the content of cases, so lengthy summaries that included briefs with facts and analysis were usually unnecessary. I just wanted to hammer down a clear structure. Caveat, I did love a few long summaries from medalists, but I used them more as supplementary textbooks.
  14. Hey, my GPA was much lower than 2.75 and I just graduated from my top choice school :). You have an access claim, and you've shown the capacity to get good grades after your surgery resolved the medical issue. I don't think you should count yourself out at any school, though nothing is guaranteed. Keep your grades up, and *really* drill logic games. I'd also recommend not neglecting logical reasoning. Even if you usually go -1/-0 on that section, if you're getting one wrong, still put in the work to really figure out why you got it wrong and how to avoid making that mistake again.
  15. Ah, thanks. I'm just really not feeling great about my upcoming test date.
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