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  1. I kind of remember that. Something about the history of trusts? If it makes you feel any better, I practiced commercial real property in a big firm for several years and never even thought about that concept. I liked property law as a class, but I totally get where you are coming from.
  2. Also, radiology technologist: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/health-sciences/programs/undergraduate-programs/radiological-technology.html Honestly I had no idea the options that were available to me when I left undergrad. I don't regret law, but I can't help but wonder if I should/could have done something that pays a bit less but requires less of my time and energy on a daily basis.
  3. A bit sensitive, eh? That's OK. I thought you wanted an honest assessment and it seems to me that you aren't interested in the extra work for med school admissions but still want to alleviate parental pressure, and that's fine, but those aren't good reasons to go to law school IMHO, so I'd say it's not right for you (right now).
  4. At this 10 seconds, it's clear to me law school is not right for you. Your reason for applying to law school is because med school is too hard and you want to impress your parents.
  5. You're well on your way, then. Sound like you'd be a candidate for the transfer scheme. Articling isn't normally a part of that process, but can be required. The only way to know is to engage with the society. The bar is NS is pretty small (relatively speaking), and I think you could just call someone at the society and talk it through. They may not be able to definitively say whether or not articling will be required, but perhaps they could give you further direction. Good luck!
  6. Are you called anywhere yet? I ask because I'm not aware of any exemptions to articling, but you may not need to article if you are called somewhere already. Here is my understanding of the process in NS (i) if you're not called somewhere yet, then you need to do the NCA + follow the same bar call process as Canadian law grad (including articling), and (ii) if you are called somewhere already, then you need to do the NCA and then you can apply for a "transfer" to NS bar. [Note even under (ii), you could be required to article, if the NSBS deems it necessary - I suspect it depends on your experience.] The best thing you can do contact the NSBS and start asking your questions.
  7. As long as they don't say bad things (as opposed to generic things), it won't matter. I'm pretty sure my LORs said something to the effect of "he showed up to class and got an A on the exam, so I assume he'll do fine in law school, probably."
  8. I didn't do an exchange, but I understand they can be very expensive in law school. I'd look into the additional cost. A friend mention that his debt for a 4 month exchange was the same as an entire year of law school in Canada. (Though I think he partied a lot...but really, who wouldn't?)
  9. Ahhh yes they probably did - apologies @canuckfanatic you probably did mean that. I'm not sure I've ever lied to someone about that, but I have definitely found work to be a socially acceptable reason to miss things...
  10. Never. Even little lies like that can catch up to you, e.g., when the person finds out you were actually on a ski trip or whatever. And, yes, I've seen that EXACT scenario play out. And yes that person got fired. Edit: to be clear, that person had a history of issues like this and this was just the straw that broke the camel's back, but point remains that it chips away at your credibility until you have none.
  11. If I were you, and assuming (i) you only have one more year to go, and (ii) your LSAT will still be valid (I forget the rules around that), I'd finish the degree. It's a good credential to have and you're not in danger of being rejected (IMHO).
  12. Yeah I agree with all that. If OP wants to install HR systems in foreign countries, that is a job at the UN. If OP wants to handle local HR complaints under provincial or federal statues (in whatever context), that is much more accessible. For what it's worth, I've never heard of someone practicing HR law (as in, engaging provincial or federal HR codes) in the context of health law or criminal law.
  13. Having gone from big firm to in-house, all of this ring very true, especially the external counsel who is trying to get your attention on a matter at night/on weekends. Doesn't inspire confidence.
  14. First weekend of work was as a summer student for a research memo that I was keen to complete. I liked working weekends as a summer student because it made me feel like "one of the team"/like I was doing something important. During articles, I didn't mind working weekends. It was certainly expected. However, there was a moment towards the end of articles where I was working at 10pm on a Sunday and thought: "I'm going to waste away in this office tower if I keep up this pace..." I never worked a weekend after that unless it was absolutely necessary. It turns out, it was absolutely necessary many times. It was part of the reason I went in-house. That lifestyle is shit.
  15. This is true; the schools where you don't complete your degree will not open as many doors.
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