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  1. So I'll still be in school when I apply and I'm worried about a few things. If I want to apply for the priority deadline, i.e. in September 2021 for September 2022, I'd only have my GPA until Summer 2021. However, if I apply in January which is the hard deadline, my GPA would be considerably higher. By Summer 2021 (best case scenario) I'd have a 3.54 but by Fall I'd have a 3.613. These are again, best case scenarios. I'm sure though that at least by Fall 2021 (before Jan. 15) I'd have more than a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). If my lsat is fairly good (my latest PTs have been 160, 164, and 165. and I have at least a year until I apply), should I apply after my Fall marks or would applying in September give me a greater advantage (even if my GPA is 3.44-3.54?)
  2. UPDATE: As some suggested in this post that it would be best for me to reach out and seek advice from the law society of the province I want to practice in, and other lawyers, I did just that, and I want to give an update because I'm sure that I'm not the one who's done something like this. Fun fact, it is this whole shenanigan that actually pushed me to consider becoming a lawyer so I don't want other scared people who might look at this thread someday to be misguided. So far, what I've been told by a representative from the Law Society of BC and several lawyers who handle credentials is that I do have to, of course, declare the incident which I was never planning to hide anyway, and depending on the specifics of my case I could be called-in for a hearing, and USUALLY, it goes fine. The bar association usually looks for repetitive behavior, and indication of fraudulence, violence, etc. but single drug-related cases are usually not grounds on which I could be prohibited from becoming a lawyer, and a single possession charge of marijuana is unlikely to even lead to hearing in BC. There's hope y'all!
  3. My prosecutor said that PDP was not a conviction nor an admittance of guilt, but people can assume that it was so because I entered a program and paid a fine.
  4. A bigger issue? Drug addiction or intent to sell or something like that? I think I'd be fine on those grounds...and also weed is legal in Canada. As far as I've heard possession of under 30 grams is decriminalized. I understand that breaking the law, anywhere's law, is not a good reflection on my behavior but I was 18 and I didn't know any better. In 2018, 43% of college-aged students in the US admitted that they had tried weed at least once in the past twelve months. I'm not defending my actions per se, but I don't think that a simple possession charge is indicative of a 'bigger issue', but that's my opinion and of course the bar association may see it differently.
  5. Hello everyone, I was charged with a misdemeanor--but not officially convicted (the case was dismissed and I entered a pre-trial diversion program), for possession of under 6 grams of weed. Would that ruin my chances at law school? I also faced disciplinary probation for that. Do you think colleges would look at that very harshly?
  6. Hello everyone, I’m a 0L and there’ve been a lot of people who are telling me to not pursue a law career because, recession. I’m a student studying Sociology in an American university, I’ve wanted to move to Canada for a while now and my dream has been to become a lawyer, and practice criminal law someday. But honestly I’d be fine practicing any kind of law as long as it’s not corporate/tax law, which unfortunately pays more than other branches of law but I digress, This is the second economic recession in my lifetime, and this time it affects me directly (and many, many other to-be lawyers and lawyers who are practicing). Many people have told me to consider making a career change because there’s not enough jobs for lawyers out there. I wanted to know what you guys think, especially when it comes to the Canadian job market—is a law degree still worthwhile? My parents are willing to pay for most of it, so I’m not worried about debt, I just want to know if I’m making a huge mistake or not deciding to pursue this stream of career. I know that I’m asking this question in a subreddit where a lot of people have already decided on their choice of career, and I know I might be getting a biased point of view but I’m sure a lot of 0Ls have this question in their minds, because what good is our hard work, money, and passion if we’re going to end up not getting a job as a lawyer?
  7. I'm an international student currently in the U.S (I'm an Indian national) and I've been looking into Canadian universities. I wanted to know what are the experiences of other international student out here, how hard was it to get accepted, what were some troubles you faced, how easy was it to apply for a study permit? What were some challenges you faced when applying? Also the people who have already been accepted and are on campus, what's Canada like for you? And how's law school in general? Do you feel accepted? Homesick? Let me know! I'd love to hear all your experiences!
  8. Hello~ I'm an international student, with hopes and dreams of getting into a great law school in Canada, like all of y'all. I've traveled through the country and I absolutely love Montreal, and would like to move to Quebec eventually if it's possible. And McGill is my dream school, it has been for a while. BUT I know only very basic French, and I understand that you need to be an advanced level speaker to excel in the courses. My question is: Is it possible for me to enter McGill without having a strong knowledge in French? I'm willing to learn and from now to next year when I apply for law schools, I am willing to work hard but realistically, I probably won't be the level that McGill needs me to be. What are my options? Do they have language programs there, that if you agree to go to them you can be admitted? (I've heard that colleges in US do that for non-english speakers). Please let me know whatever knowledge you have about their admission policies for non-french speakers. I appreciate it!
  9. The title says it all pretty much. I don’t want to end up in a super crowded city like Toronto. I do want some work experience before I do solo practice of course, but in a small town. Would it matter if I’m not from their province? For example if I go to Uni of New Brunswick but apply for a job in, say, Nova Scotia, would it lower my chances for employment there? Thanks, I appreciate it.
  10. I’m really interested in this university and I couldn’t find any reviews left by students online about how lakehead was like? How’s the program? Is it tough? Do you like it? Hate it? And if you had to choose again would you choose Lakehead? Appreciate all responses!
  11. Oh thank you so so much, your comment made my day
  12. You're right, I may. But I've also heard that a lot of rural lawyers have more generalist work to do--so they act like a lot of things. And I'm fine with trauma and once I've completed this degree I might be better equipped with dealing with trauma (hopefully) but I can't take it ALL the time. I'm a crisis counselor right now (volunteer) and holy shite it's one suicide call after another. So I understand what you're saying but I think it also depends on where I practice. But of course I mean, being a lawyer would give me the power to help people sometimes more than social workers can and that has honestly been on mind a lot but I've been told to not expect life-changing work all the time in this field. So idk.
  13. Hello, I'm a social work major and I'm thinking of going to law school. But of course, the first thing anybody says or you read online is that a law degree is expensive and many, many people regret choosing this stream. I kind of have a plan of what I want I do, and why I want to go to law school, so could you guys just look over this post and tell me if I'm one of the many students who isn't fit for law? Reason I'm choosing to go to law school: I want to practice law, obviously. I am a social work major and I was planning to be a social worker but although I am empathetic, I can be easily drained by other people's trauma. But a career in law from what I have heard seems to be mostly boring paperwork, extensive reading, understanding the details, and of course helping the clients. I have been in legal troubles and I know how scary it can get, so I also know what a good lawyer can do, and what impact they can have on an individual by simply making them understand things better and working with them and providing on-the-spot support. I also love to analyze. School has taught me how to actually read and write critically, and that has really kindled my passion for studying. I like studying. I think law is essentially one profession where you never stop studying. I also downloaded a sample LSAT, and although I neither timed it nor did I attempt all the questions, section 2 and 3 were actually kinda fun, and I seemed to get a lot of them right so with some practice maybe I could kind of have fun giving the LSAT. I don't if that indicates anything, or any of this really, about ultimately how fit I turn out to be for this field, but do let me know if there's a gross oversight on my part. I just want to know if I should make this decision, I don't know if I'm cut for law. My plan: I'm an international student studying in the US, I have no debt so far. Once I complete my undergrad I probably won't be getting a job here in the US, mostly because I want to get out of here as soon as I can, seriously this place is driving me crazy and I live in Indiana which is full of Neo-nazis so that's not been very nice. Anyway, so I plan to apply to law schools in Canada. My parents would be willing to fund my education partly, and I'm also going to have to take some loans. After that, hopefully I get into a school and if I do then hopefully after articling I'll get a job somewhere, and eventually move to a rural community because a) they need lawyers, b) I like small communities, c) I'm not a fan of big cities d) I get to do more outdoorsy stuff which my fat ass needs. I wonder what living there alone would be like, though. I don't know if it would be too weird for a single person to live if the community is full of families or something (that was something I'd heard from someone). If anybody lives or has previously lived in a small rural community let me know what your experience was, I'd appreciate it. Anyway, do my reasons and my weak-ass plan at least seem decent? I'm sorry if I don't make much sense, I'm just...kinda scared. I don't know, I'm making this big decision in my life that so many people regret, I don't want to fuck my life up, and also I don't even have the job experience or anything that would allow me to test-drive the legal world. I can only work part-time, on-campus jobs in US while I'm still here and they usually aren't related to this field. So fuck that. But I digress. What do you guys think?
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