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    • I think I need to be clearer: I’m not doing the US dual thing. I’m studying at a school in Toronto and getting an additional Masters which turns out to be not that much more expensive than just doing the straight JD due to scholarships. I figured that if finding a legal job does not work out, at least it will help me branch out into the other discipline. I was under the impression that adding a masters to my degree wouldn’t affect my chances at a law job, especially not just a summer one. I really do want a legal job though, even if it isn’t “high paying”. My undergrad grades were pretty good too, in fact they usually comment on them in interviews.  The school I go to has “top” students so I’m average amongst pretty brilliant people. My peers are definitely not “below average”. I was also quite sick in 1L although I never share this during interviews or CVs... maybe I should? Usually when I tell other people how sick I was they are understanding and kind of shocked, but since my grades are fairly average I don’t want to really mention it during my interviews since I don’t really know if it affected my performance and I feel like it’s too personal. I have been doing a lot better in recovery though, so perhaps if my grades continue to get better I will mention it. I didn’t want to say which school I was in because of anonymity but I was excited going to this school because all I heard was that it had a reputation for having “top” students but at my last interview, one of the interviewers made a comment about a different school being better (because it was her law school). I didn’t take it to heart but it seriously makes me skeptical about some schools being better than others or that school is factored into consideration for interviews. I think for some interviews it might matter, but for this one it clearly didn’t.  I’m not exactly sure how to read the interviewers. I think that’s where I have the most difficulty. I can’t tell what they’re thinking or how an interview is supposed to go. I feel like everything has been standard so far: answer questions about myself, ask questions about them, usually lasts an hour or so. I’d say two or three of the interviews have been fairly conversational but no luck there either. The reason why I think it has something to do with me personally (as oppose to other applicants, etc) is because I’ve never been the most likeable person. Usually I’m quite easy to forget and I struggle to make connections that are meaningful and long-lasting. I have no way of knowing if I come off as weird or anxious during interviews... I really don’t know. I’ve asked friends and they say I’m fine. I think it I had no interviews, I wouldn’t be concerned because I’d assume it’s really competitive etc. But I have been getting interviews from a lot of the places I send in applications to, and then after the interview it’s radio silence. I’m worried it has more to do with how I present myself in interviews and the interviewers perception of me as oppose to what school I go to, what degrees I’m doing, etc. 
    • @Tigerlilly ces liens pourraient servir d’exemples pour la 1ère partie   http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/special/questionnaires/2015/culture-generale/index.html http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/special/questionnaires/2016/q2/culture-connaissances-generales/index.html
    • Famous last words...  Speaking from experience, I'd recommend ditching this mindset: not only will it hold you back from trying your absolute best, it'll just add to your frustration and anguish if your expectations don't line up with reality.  When it comes to LSAT prep, start as a blank slate, assume nothing, be ready to put in the work, and give yourself as much time as you need to prepare. 
    • @wambyboy ces questions là sont celles de l’entrevue! @Tigerlilly pour ce qui est du test de culture générale et scolaptitudes, il s’agit d’un test à 2 parties. La 1ère partie: culture générale - 60 questions, 40 minutes - choix multiples (style questions trivia). La 2e partie: c’est des questions de logique - 80 questions, 60 minutes - choix multiples. 
    • I went to Queen's and now practice family law. I am not familiar with Ottawa so I can only comment about Queen's. At the time that I was there the family law courses were few and far between. There was the introduction course and those  years, advanced family law was not offered. Although you could augment your field of interest by studying children's law (mainly Youth Family Justice and protection)  or other peripheral areas of study to family law. The family law clinic is restricted to a handful of participants and therefore, can be hard to get into. Some of the placements were of little value because the agency or organization had little interest in mentoring the students and restricted their students attendance at appearances and conferences because of privacy concerns, etc. There were only a small number of plum placements (judges and practitioners).  Of course my comments are dated so I would agree with the suggestions above that you do more research about the course offerings. In other words, I wouldn't discount Ottawa on the perception that Queen's offers a more fulsome family law program. Much of what you learn about practicing law comes after your graduation from law school in any event. At the time I was at Queen's the focus of the school was on developing further its corporate/commercial/business profile and maximizing summering and articling positions through the OCIs. That could change now though with the appointment of a new dean.  
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