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, 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.
I feel like you're definitely safe for Oz, possibly Ryerson too (it's only their second ever intake so idk). I feel like you have an above-average shot at U of T as it is given all your other factors (e.g. GPA, ECs) but if you're looking to be absolutely safe I'd suggest maybe studying over Christmas and having another go in January.