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  1. 14 minutes ago, corpuscallosum said:

    Thank you for your response!

    This is definitely an organization I've wanted to work with for a while, and I'd applied in previous years and didn't get the position, so this was exciting. Of course, I thought I'd have the best of both worlds - getting to do the internship just before 1L, but that changed.

    It's been two years since I've graduated, and I've worked odd jobs and travelled a fair bit since then, so I've definitely got to see a lot more of the world than I did in undergrad. I didn't love my work experiences, however, and none of them presented the opportunities this internship seems to present, which is why I'm eager to try it. It's just unfortunate that I'm letting the idea of age get to me - I'm not getting younger and I feel this push to be on a path to some sort of profession by now. I know that's not a healthy way to approach it, but it's a hard habit to shake. 

    I also agree with you about the importance of socializing during 1L! I do miss the community aspect of being in school, so that's something I would have wanted from law school. It's also something I hope to get from the internship, since it's a small team environment

    I’m 26 and I just finished 1L! Don’t worry about age, a good number of my friends are 24-27. To be honest, from my experience people who take a break after undergrad tend to do better in law school.

  2. Defer if you can!

    1. It sounds like this inters hip is your dream. 
    2. I worked for two years post-undergrad and honestly I’m so happy I did. Having « real » work experience has really opened up opportunities for me in 1L. 
    3. If you’re a social person, doing 1L online might be really hard. I know it would have been for me. You’ve probably heard this countless times but the law school community is what makes law school special. If you’re an extrovert like me, having a good group of friends and support system is so crucial to doing well in law school!

  3. I’m a 0L starting to look into getting a PSLOC, and I’m wondering what deals other Queen’s Law students have gotten so that I can better negotiate. ie: Were you able to get prime?

    In addition, is it best to go through a school rep or your local bank? 


  4. I am in the process of completing the Queen's admission bursary form and it states: "Please tell us about your debt load to date including the loan debt you will be incurring in the 2019-2020 academic year."

    How are you supposed to know what your student loan and/or LOC amount will be for the upcoming year? Should have I already applied for loans for next year or is it an educated guess?

    ps: I hope this is not a dumb question, this is my first time applying for loans so bear with me!

  5. On 1/14/2019 at 8:51 PM, Malicious Prosecutor said:

    Your career is not a vacation.

    Working on the east coast after graduating... why on earth would any atlantic firm hire you?  It's a smallish bar.  I know way too many atlantic lawyers who came out west because they either couldn't find jobs, or the jobs they wound here were better paying.

    I've posted about his numerous times... law school is not some one off experience - it is phase one of a life-time career.  Your classmates will become your life-long colleagues.  Your professors will be your references for your future jobs.  Your clinic work can become your opening to your entire career.

    Go to school where you want to practice.  If you want to explore different parts of the country (a sentiment I whole-heartedly endorse)… take a vacation.  If you plan on winding up in BC in your career... start your career off in BC.  Anything else is just being self-defeating.

    Sorry, bad BC habit... I definitely meant Ontario/Eastern Canada when I said East Coast, not Atlantic Canada.

  6. I've been lucky enough to have received offers from Osgoode, Queens, Ottawa and Dalhousie, but I am leaning towards Osgoode or Queens.

    I was pretty set on Osgoode but since receiving an offer from Queens yesterday, I am having doubts.

    The "prestige" factor is definitely drawing me to Osgoode, as well as the huge class selection. What is less appealing to me is North York, and the cost of housing. It may sound trivial to some but having a nice apartment/housing during law school is very important to me (hellooo mental health!). 

    What appeals to me about Queen's is the campus itself, the housing prices, and the community. I especially love the idea of the 25-people cohort. I am a social person and I need a good social circle if I am going to make it through law school. 

    Am I crazy to be thinking of going to Queens over Osgoode? Should I still be considering Ottawa and Dalhousie? 

    A few things about me:

    • I'm from BC and would love to go back to BC at some point in my career
    • I am not necessarily interested in a Bay Street job 
    • I currently work in politics, therefore I'm leaning towards Public Law but I'd like to keep my options open
    • I am fully bilingual 
    • Smaller classes and a tight-knit community are appealing to me



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