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  1. I want to second what another person says above: since UVIC grades aren't released yet, I'm curious how you already know you received a C+ in a Pass/Fail class that doesn't give out grades... Best of luck in the future though!
  2. Keep it in your application but I wouldn't openly brag about it/mention it publicly if you get accepted. Contrary some comments above I would not consider UVIC an open Environment for differences in values/politics and there is a vocal, controlling minority that can definitelyake classes/school less pleasant if you mention these things too much. I still feel bad for a classmate of mine who asked a hypothetical in first year and got shut down my multiple "passionate" students who considered it offensive and still gets called a bad name from it... Just for asking for interpretation of a case.
  3. Thanks everyone for all the advice and perspectives! I'll probably feel out the firm and use these tips well. It's comforting to know I won't necessarily have to give up the gym for a year/decade haha.
  4. Thanks everyone for the advice and feedback! It sounds like any such ideas are better left for when I'm an associate haha
  5. Thanks for the response! I am leaning towards following your strategy and heading to the gym on my way out the door in the evening, which I had intended for the appearance aspect, but you make a great point about syncing it up with daily targets etc. and would make it easier to workout alongside my wife. Cheers!
  6. Hey team, As the title says, I was wondering whether any articling students or associates in big law firms take time out of their day to go to the gym. I start articling next year at a big corporate firm in Vancouver, and I anticipate the heavy workload based on everything I have heard from peers, mentors, and posters on this forum. That said, I haven't found any specific conversations about people that leave the office to hit the gym. In 2L/3L I was fortunate enough and committed enough to go to the gym 5-6 days per week, 2 hours per day, to focus on weightlifting. I understand that level of time commitment for fitness is likely impossible early in my career, but I would still like to maintain a decent gym routine. My concern is that even if I am at the office 8AM-8PM daily, but leave for 60-90 at some point, it will make me look bad or not committed etc. Is there a way to maintain a consistent gym routine while working in downtown Vancouver, but not create the appearance that I am "always missing" from the office etc? I'm genuinely looking forward to the long hours for articling because I want to learn as much as I can as fast as I can, but I'm worried that I'll have to sacrifice my gym routine entirely in order to do it, which is unfortunate because I actually use fitness (morning run, mid-day gym, evening yoga) as a way to maintain my energy levels and be more productive, but it may not give that appearance. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions?
  7. During the Vancouver articling recruit, lawyers that were interviewing me used: airpods; over-ear headphones; laptop microphone; what I can only assume was a large body of water separating their microphone and their mouth, invisible to the eye, creating a strangely distant and haunting effect, reminiscent of a siren out at sea. Overall I don't think it matters, but as always, do what makes you both comfortable and comprehensible. If they can hear you, and you feel comfortable speaking, you should be fine.
  8. Throwing on to what already was stated, a few positives of Victoria are: Active city: people are always out exercising, there's a gym on every corner downtown, and you can find the right for you (cardio, weightlifting, yoga, etc) Casual city: there's not a lot of pretentiousness, nor is there much effort to meet new people. If you can make friends in law school, you'll be set. If not, you'll be lonely. Bike lanes: if you bike, this is heaven. if you hate bikers getting in your way and think they shouldn't be on the road... this city will infuriate you. Lots of plant-based restaurants, to fit the Victoria cliché, if that's your thing.
  9. Real talk, if you want to work crown-side, and live in BC, I would support UBC over UVIC. I know a UVIC alum who made the mistake of saying they wanted to work crown, and they got pretty harshly treated by quite a few students who feel that the crown is... verging on evil, and just exists to put minorities/addicts in prison, etc. Not sure how I feel about it altogether, and UVIC is a great school with wonderful criminal law profs, but openly pursuing crown might be more accepted at a less "progressive" school IMO. Just my two cents.
  10. I had 6 firm interviews, and 3 offered, 2 confirmed rejected, and one ghosted me since Monday morning haha. So I think it's not some standard process.
  11. I'd say keep your fingers crossed. I got a call a couple minutes ago, after I posted, from a firm offering me a position after their top choice apparently declined after waiting to think (which I then declined).
  12. Not comfortable answering, tbh, but I'm happy to report that I also got two incredibly polite calls from firms advising me I "wasn't up to snuff" so, while I won't give you an answer, hopefully i can give you a laugh lol
  13. Got a call and over the moon. Fingers crossed everyone else here that has shared their updates and anxiety alongside me get their preferred firms!
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