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  1. prohacvice

    Are You Happy With Your Income?

    Your experiences are vastly different from mine. I think this is an atypical, rose-tinted view. Anyone thinking of going to law school should not be fooled into thinking it's a one-way ticket to easy street. One only needs to look at all the people on this site seeking advice about the LSAT, admissions, law school courses, and job seeking.
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    Discussions on Reddit?

    From what I've seen, this site is more useful, for the reasons others have mentioned. Most of the content on Reddit is US-centric, although there is LawCanada. In case anyone's interested, I've come across three opinion pieces on the value of Reddit for lawyers: positive, positive, and negative. One positive attribute is a subreddit exclusively for lawyers, which requires proof of licensure to join. It's US-centric but it's open to Canadian lawyers.
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    Careers in Criminal Law

    Here are some of this site's major topics on criminal law: https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/44058-criminal-defence-lawyer-in-sole-practice-ask-me-anything/ https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/28780-so-you-want-to-do-criminal-defence-hegdiss-tips-and-tricks-from-the-other-side/ https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/40060-so-you-want-to-be-a-crown-criminal/ https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/33204-criminal-law-defence-vs-crown/ https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/25838-working-in-criminal-law/ https://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/46027-criminal-law-career-questions/
  4. "Racist" against which race? And do you have any other evidence to support your proposition besides a bad joke made in the heat of the moment?
  5. Who knows what went into her thought process. But no one's perfect.
  6. It was a bad joke made in the heat of the moment. I doubt there's much to be gained by trying to make "sense" of it.
  7. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist, i.e. political, organization. Barr showed poor judgment and made a bad joke. She apologized for it. I don't know why that warrants her being blackballed from Hollywood for life.
  8. Some people may feel her jokes are in poor taste, but I'm not sure why that warrants her losing her job. If you're referring to the Hitler photoshoot, it was intended to be a satire of Hitler, and I point out that Barr herself is Jewish. As for her "racist" joke, it was directed at someone Barr didn't even know was black, and Barr has already explained that it was meant as a political statement, not a racial one.
  9. Tell that to people like Erika and Nicholas Christakis, Rebecca Tuvel, Aaron Persky, Roseanne Barr, James Damore, Larry Summers, and Tim Hunt. (The latter three examples may be relevant to the OP's views on feminism and the differences between men and women.) All of these people were the target of intense outrage, and most of them lost their jobs, because they said or did something that didn't line up perfectly with the left's politically correct orthodoxy. In contrast, I can't remember the last time someone was hounded from their job for expressing views that were "too liberal." All of the left's outrage just divides society and makes people afraid of saying the wrong thing. It does nothing to advance the substantive rights of any equity-seeking group.
  10. It's risky expressing views that aren't politically correct. The left is addicted to their manufactured outrage. Which is sad, but it's the world we live in. I don't discuss politics with anyone at work except my close friends.
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    Ryerson Law by 2020 - Letter of Intent

    Thank goodness. Finally, someone with a shred of common sense! FLSC and LSO have none.
  12. No. I don't have oodles of free time to watch TV. I don't see how that's unrealistic.
  13. Sure, there are hours during the week when I'm not working or sleeping. But I can't spend all of my "free" time watching TV. In order to get fully caught up on Suits, I'd have to watch 118 episodes. It wouldn't be impossible to do, but it would take a while, and I don't want to add any unnecessary timesucks to my life at the moment.
  14. I am relatively new to practice, and I don't claim to know everything about the practice of law. But that doesn't mean my experiences are invalid. I don't have time to watch Suits.
  15. I don't know how it was when any of you were in law school or your first few years of practice. But these days, the market is supersaturated and the competition for jobs is intense. When I was in law school, there was enormous pressure to get high grades on your transcript and a ton of extracurriculars on your résumé, lest you be unable to secure an articling position. I constantly heard other students talk how much time they spent reading, studying, and working. Everyone always looked tired. And every year, I always heard students telling members of the new 1L class that "you will hate your life." When I started looking for jobs, I never mentioned any of my non-law interests in interviews unless the interviewer asked about them first, and even then, I would always qualify it by saying something like "but they won't detract from the time I have for work." One interviewer once told me, completely unprompted, "if you aren't willing to work at least 80 hours a week, the practice of law isn't for you." In my firm, I constantly hear from the articling students and junior associates how they have no time to do anything outside of work. I'm glad that some of the other posters in this topic had time for hobbies in law school and have time for hobbies in practice. But you didn't have to get started in the current market. We have no bargaining power to control our working hours. Try competing against an endless tsunami of people who are all willing to work 80 hours a week or more, and see how much time you have for hobbies.
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