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  1. @MansfieldCJ Thanks so much for this! It was really informative! I am planning to work in small to mid size firms for the first few years and then launch my own practice but I'm very young so things can change. But it totally makes sense! I've had some experiences with American lawyers, and it definitely feels like a very fast-paced profession where junior lawyers barely ever get to meet the clients whose files they are working on, and as a lot of podcasts have also mentioned the big-law scene is starting to look a lot like general corporate/management style of a structure where there is lesser and lesser hope of people becoming partners and there's also a lot of outsourcing of legal work which affects how these firms work. Also, are there any Canadian lawyer podcasts you can recommend? Thanks so much for this!
  2. Apart from the large paychecks that many U.S. firms offer, what are the differences between the experience of being a lawyer in those two countries? Are some law fields more popular in one country than the other? Is one more modern and tech-oriented than the other? (and more stuff like that) What are some unique things about being a lawyer in Canada that aren't a part of the American legal experience (or vice versa)? Also, would American podcasts (like the Lawyerist podcast) and blogs that give general advice on the experience of being a lawyer translate well to Canada?
  3. I think, and I say this as someone who someone who still technically a teenager, people in the last few years have REALLY changed the dating scene. It's also a fact that teenagers in general are having LESS sex than teenagers back in the day (60s, 70s, 80s, maybe even 90s). In my nearest social circle, people aren't really engaged in long-term relationships, much less anything to do with engagement/marriage. I seriously do not know a single engaged/married person in my entire college unless you count mature students. Maybe it's technology, maybe it's something else, but it's not hyperbole to say that teenagers today lack social skills. We'll catch up sooner or later, but I've met more people who say that 'marriage is not really their thing' than I've met people who believe that they want to have that someday. Also by social skills I mean: not being anxious to talk to people irl, or knowing how to ask someone out on a date, etc. But maybe this is just my experience
  4. @BlockedQuebecois Relax, I was just exaggerating things, but a good majority of people in my undergrad never really considered dating people seriously. So, considering that a lot of people said that you would only find the time, at least compared to the first few years of your job, to date in law school I was just thinking of all those people who have a tough time opening up. Besides my psychiatrist thinks I'm doing just fine so that's that. Kiiiind of a stretch to think I have an unhealthy view on romantic relationships based on a sentence don't ya think? Definitely agree with the stoner part by the way. Also think if we replaced all that drinking with smoking/vaping we'd have less alcohol poisoning cases and more chilled out people in general--that would be awesome. Chill law students. What a dream.
  5. As someone who is quite socially inept---what do you best recommend? Like, is tinder fine or am I actually going to have to approach people in person like they did in the olden times? And what if you get rejected?? Or break up?? Law school cohort is very small and that could be awkward. Having three years to find a life partner is really scary
  6. Hi, So, I follow this YouTube channel, 'LeagleEagle', he covers American law related stuff, but also owns a company that prepares law school students for their classes (issue-spotting, practice tests, etc.). There are other courses by other companies, including PowerScore that do things like this for 0Ls and 1Ls. I was wondering, are these courses worth it? And are there equivalent courses for Canadian law students? Has anyone had any experience with these courses? Thanks!
  7. @NormanFetus I'm just worried that in 7-8 years Express Entry won't be a thing. Immigration programs come and go and I'm worried that with changes in the administration and changes in needs, the programs would change. Nice to see another International Student here! Power to you dude!
  8. A legal degree might as well be one of the most non-transferable degrees out there; so unless you're doing international law, there's a good a chance you're planning to stay in Canada after you graduate. As someone who constantly worries about every aspect of their life, I have been thinking about the immigration point of things here. I've seen some international applicants in the previous cycles, and being one myself, I wanted to know what are your plans (as an international student) after graduation and which path of immigration are you looking towards? Personally I've been thinking of--going to school---> PGWP---> Express Entry (if accepted)--> Citizenship Please respond with even a sentence or two at the very least if you're an international applicant, I've been consumed with anxiety and would love to know if there are other people like me pursuing this path, and I'm not just doing a crazy thing without there being much of a chance of success. ❤️
  9. I'm a splitter (low GPA, high LSAT) and would appreciate if you guys could drop in and tell me which schools value LSAT more or just as much as GPA, and which schools place more value on GPA. Bonus: what LSAT score do you think a 3.66 GPA person should have if they want to apply to UBC and Dal primarily? (just wanted to see what you guys think :D) Thanks so much!!
  10. Wooow I hadn't even thought of that! Oh my gosh! What great advice! Some people learn better through structured classes. I have looked for books on Canadian history, but haven't been able to find a structured textbook so far that would allow me to get a basic comprehension of Canada's past. I do not know where to begin, and I don't have the resources or the knowledge to know which textbook would be appropriate. Learning a subject is so much more than reading a book. I can read the Odyssey and the Illiad but that doesn't do any justice to classical mythology, what about the discussions, the essays, the critical thinking, the 'diving deeper into the meaning of xyz', without extensive knowledge of the subject, you do not know which parts are relevant, which parts to pay extra attention to, the context of things, etc. Can't you just read the constitution?
  11. I know that law school is basically a post-grad/professional degree, but are we allowed to take classes from undergrad courses? I know law school is hard and long, and it is likely that most of my time would be spent on studying and surviving law school, buuut I had to transfer to a not-so-great university from a decent one due to personal reasons, and didn't have access to some courses that I would've liked to study. I'm also new to Canada (currently in America) so I don't know much about Canadian history. I really like to study (I know I know, undergrad is easy peasy) and honestly, if I had infinite time and money in my hands, I would have dozens of bachelor degrees in dozens of subjects. I would also like to take a few business classes that I didn't think of taking previously. So...do people take classes from non-law school related stuff, and is it possible for me to do that in the first place? And is it completely inadvisable for me to do that because it may be impractical or too time consuming? Let me know your thoughts!
  12. 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?)
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
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