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    • I am currently a 1L. I am driving myself crazy thinking of what I could have, should have, or would have done. I've studied so much. I've done everything in my power, but come exam day, I do the exam, and walk out thinking of the issues I missed or could have went deeper on, or the one case the prof loves, but I forgot to cite and utilize somehow. I wake up in the middle of the night and lose sleep over it. I've never been so challenged. How did you guys deal with the agony of 1L finals, and stressing about your grades? I am not looking for a solution to my problem, because I know there's none... I just want to let it out and hear what people have to say.   
    • Not entirely correct. Every upper year (2L and 3L) officially gets the Toronto infirms days off (Mon-Wed). It's literally called a Study Break for those three days. A proportion of 2Ls will have Toronto interviews (unfortunately many will not or some do not participate). Naturally if you have interviews, you aren't taking study break off. Other 2Ls will. Class resume that Thursday but most people just take the week off. Some profs even cancel the Thursday/Friday classes if they are nice. 1L's do not get these days off because they have ADR. 3L is a joke.   
    • If you work full time every summer of undergrad, even at minimum wage you're at $8,960 before taxes. Sprinkle in some part time at minimum wage during studies and an entrance bursary or two and you can make out ok for yourself.  Now consider I did labor (construction) with nearly unlimited overtime and there you are with no student loans and a car. I don't think its that bold to assume that, a minority of students graduate without debt, but are not quite vocal about it.  I appreciate this point, I think I took the work ideal a little too literally.  In the context of this thread that would be ideal you are correct. 
    • No ideal situation? Getting an acceptance anytime before May seems pretty damn ideal. You seem to be making some pretty bold assumptions, especially from a place where not many students are (or maybe I'm truly blind to the type of kids that end up at law school). Being able to move back to your parents place (maybe not so bold an assumption, but definitely not a reality for everyone), a car and no student loans... Cmon dude.
    • @Another Hutzmade solid points in another post that has relevance here. It's best to go to law school in the same province where you want to work.  This is because laws do differ between provinces, so you generally want to learn the law you'll practice, and it's far easier to obtain articles when living in the city you want to work in.  It's easier to attend events, make connections, etc. I'm no employer but seeing UVic undergrad + UVic law school is not unusual.  There's a bunch of UBC undergrad + UBC law school resumes out there.  Having a unique educational history may be an interesting topic of conversation or possibly relevant to the work it self, but it's not necessary.  People choose schools for many different reasons, e.g. family, friends, opportunities, having roots, specialization, etc.   "Mixing it up a bit and trying something new" is all well and good as long as it doesn't make it significantly harder to get to where you want to go. .
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