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  1. Do your own homework please.
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    Lawyer Couple: Toronto Life- legal salaries

    "cost" or "worth"?
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    question of protocol

    I've flagged this for Morgan (the site admin).
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    What are my chances? [153]

    I found the most helpful thing for me was just writing a metric fucktonne of old LSATs under testing conditions. I would throw in an extra section just to get the full fun and once a week would write two one the same day. It wasn't about learning the questions (those you either get or you don't), but training myself to stay focused to the end.
  5. 120 to count as 4 years. I think it's all or nothing, but you could always call and ask.
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    Did You Ever Really "Enjoy" Articling?

    I hit these feelings a bit later in my career than you. I questioned whether law was the right thing for me at all or whether I just hated the firm I was with. I took advantage of some career coaching resources from my university and really examined what my work values were and where I found my intrinsic motivation. I also looked at what was the underlying basis for my dislike of the firm I was with. I put together a target plan based on areas that I thought aligned with my interests and values and then moved. I'm sure there was a lot of luck involved in it too, but I really like where I am now and find the work I do meaningful (although not every day because I don't live in some rainbow-farting-unicorn world). To end up where I am now, I had to take an interim step with another dysfunctional workplace, but it was way easier knowing that it was a step in a plan and that I was using them (to gain experience I needed to make a real launch) as much as they were using me.
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    The TRUTH about law school

    Man you are winning this thread so hard.
  8. I feel like the ones that have the potential to hurt are the more recruitment/proselytizing type. I think the ones that are more volunteerism that could occur inside or outside a religious setting (building schools, feeding hungry etc) or organizational/administrative (doing the church books) would be viewed similarly to any secular equivalent.
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    UVic vs UBC

    For background, I went to UBC. Based on what you think is important (which are great things to think are important!), I think you'd be making the right choice with UVic. Law school is hard enough: go where you like where you live and who you're learning with.
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    Report Button

    I still have it too... Maybe only mods have it now, which isn't entirely useful. I really appreciate all the self moderating you folks do by having access to that button. I've used my reporting privileges to bring it to @Morgan's attention.
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    Also thinking worth noting the literal shittiest person in: Applicant X was arrested and convicted for trafficking in organs of small children; LSAT 179; GPA 3.99.
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    I think the last person in stat would end 90% of the stats threads on this Board, which would give me never ending joy. Shittiest person in statistics for the regular category would be a very useful stat for applicants to have.
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    I'm on team "at least one filter". If getting into law school isn't hard, riding the curve through law school isn't hard, passing the bar isn't hard, and getting through articles/LPP isn't hard: where do we insert some standard for competency? I also would never agree with the proposition that just having articles ensures competency--that's just not true, but it is something... Since law society discipline occurs after something has happened, that hardly seems helpful. ETA: So basically everyone on this thread agrees that it's WAY too easy to become a lawyer. That's terrifying.
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    I'm not convinced this mythical beasts exists. I guess it's possible...I mean hey...Muggsy Bogues!
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    I would love to see median stats for Lakehead, TRU, Windsor, Ottawa and UNB. I also hate how schools publish their "everyone we effing accepted" median stats and not their "these are the monkeys that actually are going to our circus" median stats. So much puffery. I also want to know the stats of the last person in the door in the regular category. If I really cared, I guess I would FOI the damn things, but I'd rather just speculate on the internet. After porn, I'm pretty sure the internet is for idle speculation.