I am happy to say that we have completed all of our assessments for first-year admissions - only two weeks later than normal, and still over a month before our official end-of-June goal! The final remaining decisions were sent out today.
This means that all first-year applicants should have received an email with either an offer, regrets, or waitlist notification. If you do not think you received your decision email, please check your spam folder, or your UCalgary email inbox if you are currently/were previously a student at UCalgary. If you still cannot find your decision email, please send an email to [email protected] and we can resend it to you.
Just a reminder that the awards application deadline was extended from May 1 to June 1 this year, in case of any complications from COVID-19. All admitted and waitlisted applicants are encouraged to apply for awards. The awards application can be found in your Student Centre. Any awards application questions should be directed to the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at [email protected]
Fall Term Courses
I can also confirm that all classes for first-year students will be online for the Fall 2020 term. A letter from Dean Ian Holloway was sent to all admitted first-year students on Monday, and our Faculty of Law COVID-19 Q&A page was updated yesterday.
We know that you still have many questions about what to expect in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021; we have them too. Please know that we will continue to provide answers as we get them, so we can all move forward together.
Our main university COVID-19 Response page can also be found here.
Stay safe out there!
A small minority of students get a job at a law firm, whether through the formal recruit or through connections. Some small firms also sometimes let students shadow lawyers or work as assistants. A large portion of students get an RA position with a prof, or work at a clinic that is affiliated with/run by the university. Some get a fellowship to work with an organization (usually through the university).
Some get a non-legal job, working in retail, at the gym, etc. Some take the summer off to travel. Basically, anything! As long as you don’t sit around doing nothing!
I don’t know if you’re a 1L or if you’re asking for next year but if you’re currently a 1L, RA positions might still be available if you reach out to your profs. Typical non-legal jobs might be harder to find due to the current situation but you might still be able to find something if you look online (maybe even the student jobs posted by the government if you qualify).
If you want to volunteer, any kind of volunteering is great! There’s also a new online service (Forgot the name) that matches law students with law firms for short term projects. You might want to look into it!