Thanks My application was considered complete pretty much right in the middle of October (the 15th), although I never got anything explicitly saying that my file was being assessed like I've read about with other applicants. Either way, if you apply before the early admissions deadline it seems like there's about a month and a half between when its considered complete and when you get a decision? Not sure how it would be later in the cycle, because I made sure to apply as early as humanly possible. Not sure if this is helpful/answers your question
The reason why I brought up government positions are not guaranteed is to point out that a 9-5 , public law job is not something students should take for granted. The fact that getting a private law job is also not a sure thing does not address my point.
Yes, there are articling programs in government. They are the student positions I was alluding to in my first post. If a law student wanted to work for the government and failed to secure a government articling position, I think the natural conclusion would be that they would need to pivot and look for non-government jobs (i.e. private ones).
We will agree to disagree. I guess I have my own biases. I just think if someone wants to go into law and work a 9-5 job, they should be willing to move to smaller centers (I suspect), be comfortable with the idea of making less than their peers, and understand that a government job is not an easy thing to get.
True but nothing is guaranteed, including getting a job at a firm. I also fail to see why not getting into a government position would necessitate getting into private practice.
Regardless, there are government law co-op programs here in BC along with government articling programs. You can get into those for a better chance at securing a government job later. Idk how things are in other provinces.
Disagree. Instead, 0Ls should seek out their options far in advance of getting into law school and create a rough idea of what they want to do, such as what I listed above with the government jobs (for example). There's plenty to do with a law degree, and not all of it includes working like a dog in a traditional law firm.
I too got a poor store on this previous LSAT. It was oddly difficult, yet reading on here many people scored oddly well. I am in your shoes as well - have multiple responsibilities beyond just academics.
One thing is for sure though: without trying again, you definitely won't do better.