Mine took a day or two to update but if it has already been a few days since it has been received you can just reach out to OLSAS to ask- they are usually really quick at responding! Email: [email protected]
Hi everyone! I was hoping someone could shed some light on what it's like to live in and around the UCalgary campus compared to UAlberta. I have lived basically across the street from the UAlberta campus for five years in the same place (so the UAlberta campus has pretty much been my world for five years). I really enjoy living here, but I'd also love to start over in a new city. I'm originally from northern Alberta, so I've never even been to Calgary before. Can anyone speak to the availability/quality of apartment buildings walking-distance from campus (or is it more houses for rent in this area)? Do those of you who live walking-distance from campus enjoy the area, is there decent grocery/restaurant/recreation opportunities without having to access public transit for daily errands? Basically, is the campus area a nice place to settle for a few years for someone who doesn't own a car and wants to be able to walk to most day-to-day tasks? Lastly, is the general cultural event scene comparable to Edmonton (ie FolkFest, Fringe, lots of summer festivals, etc.)? I apologize if this post sounds naive, I just have zero knowledge of this city! Thank you so much!
I've been thinking about this. After 1L, what should we be doing with out summers if we don't secure law-related work? Volunteering with law clinics? Throughout my undergrad I spent my summers working full-time to save up for the upcoming school year.
I really want to emphasize the bold above. And highlight that incessant pivoting won't just deny you bonus points: it can be a tremendous negative.
Many lawyers and law students -- even in practice where a job isn't on the line strangely -- have made pivoting to their work experience and accolades a default. It is annoying. It can alienate colleagues. Please not do this. Stop doing this if you've already started, it's not too late.
Importantly, it demonstrates a failure to listen and respond efficiently and appropriately, which is kind of a crucial legal skill. While I'm not yet in my career responsible for final hiring decisions, I've been consulted plenty about candidates I chatted with on the phone, met for coffee, or did a preliminary interview/Q&A with as part of a larger hiring process. My reputation is important and I don't recommend people with whom I wouldn't enjoy working myself. I also won't recommend someone incapable of basic listening and responding abilities. I'm not alone on either front. If it happens in a low-pressure environment, I'd be concerned about it happening when it matters. Just talk about kayaking and why you like it.