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  1. I know this doesn't make it sting any less, but years ago I had a single phone call (Vancouver process) at 8:02AM telling me that I did NOT get the job. Then I had to go to the dentist. It was a bad day.
  2. ^ I think you're just on another level of innate test-taking ability.
  3. Also, firms are curious as to their competition, particularly when you are dealing with a firm that is not a national/international firm. For example, I know that my firm (midsize) was curious to find out where some of our other top prospects chose to go.
  4. I'm not sure about stigma, but I have a number of friends who went in-house earlier (between 2 and 5 years post-call), and all seem to be very happy. No idea how that translates into their prospects of moving back into private practice or other areas.
  5. Wow. In that case, OP should definitely try to obtain accommodations! I had no idea there was this level of flexibility.
  6. I agree that LSAT improvement is your best bet for overall improvement for your chances, especially if you can receive accommodations. Have you looked into getting an LSAT tutor or taking a class? Unfortunately, I don't think there are even outliers with a sub 3.0 and sub 150 LSAT who are gaining admission to law schools in Canada.
  7. Sure, happy to answer questions - but again, I did not attend Dal.
  8. I agree with the wisdom of going to school where you want to practice, all things being equal. But that doesn't mean that Dal doesn't do well in Alberta or BC. I didn't go to Dal, but I work with someone of the same year who went to Dal and have met quite a few Dal lawyers/students here in Vancouver.
  9. I know I've mentioned this before, but I think that this is probably one of the hardest parts of the job hunt. The last thing you want to do is let everyone else who seems to have their shit together know that you're looking. But I second BertyBewp in that this is one of the most effective ways to tap the hidden job market.
  10. $37/hr x 40 hours= $1,480/week. That is definitely not a Bay Street rate.
  11. No, don't lead with the fact that you're looking for a job. Ask to connect because you're genuinely interested in learning about their practice/a specific area of law/a specific firm. To further Diplock's point above, you should not be wasting the lawyer's time. My experience has generally been that people are happy to connect as long as you're coming across as genuinely interested rather than simply trolling for a job.
  12. I am an anxious person and have always struggled with it, but I honestly don't see how Newfoundland is going to be able to function at a law firm if they display this much anxiety about interviewing. Seriously, it's going to destroy them if they can't get a handle on it.
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