The Law School Show

5
Nov

EP 94 – Toronto Recruitment Series – 2L Toronto Recruitment Debrief

Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we are re-launching a few relevant episodes to help student prepare for their interviews.

Josh Smith and Karen Cheung sat down with two UOttawa students who were successful in the 2016 Toronto Summer Recruitment process. The four of them share their insights, reflect on the experience, and talk about methods to keep you sane throughout it all.

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5
Nov

EP 93 – Toronto Recruitment Series– OCI and In Firm Preparation Checklists

Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we are re-launching a few relevant episodes to help student prepare for their interviews.

In this episode we give you two checklists: one to go through a day before your OCI & In Firm Interviews and a second to keep in mind during your OCI & In Firm Interviews.

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3
Nov

EP 92 -Toronto Recruitment Series– Susan Pak, Director of Student Programs and Human Resources at Stikeman Elliott Toronto

Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we will be re-launching a few relevant episodes within the next few days to help student prepare for the interviews.

In this episode, Susan Pak, Director of Student Programs and Human Resources at Stikeman Elliott Toronto shares what Bay Street interviewers are looking for in candidates during summer and articling recruitment. In addition, she discusses how the interviewers make hiring decisions. Listen in to learn how you can make yourself stand out in the interview process.

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27
Sep

EP 91- Transition from science into law: 1L reflections and experience with 1L Ottawa IP recruitment

In this episode, Polly shares her experience transitioning from science into law. Reflecting on her 1L experience, she discusses some ways to tackle law school exams, prepare for classes, and balance school work with extra-curricular activities. She also talks about her experience with the Ottawa IP recruitment as a 1L and the type of interview questions that came up at the recruitment. If you are curious about the 1L IP recruitment, or just want to learn about how to survive 1L in general, tune in to give it a listen!

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30
Aug

EP 90 – What to do when you are still looking for articling after the formal recruit – a chat with David Lu

In this episode, David shares his articling job hunting experience, both the failures and the successes. He talks about strategies he used to look for articling after being unsuccessful in the formal recruits. He also talks about the challenges that come with being a 3L and not having an articling position. This is a worthwhile listen for those who are still seeking an articling position.

 

P.S. Don’t forget to also consider asking professors to help in your articling search!

 

Some of the resources mentioned in the episode

  • Lawjobexchange
  • Law School career centre
  • Job Bank
  • LSUC Articling Registry
  • CBA/OBA Job postings website
  • FACL Job Board (you need to be a FACL member)

 

David also talks about his bar exam experience.

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4
Aug

EP 89 – 10 MINUTE SERIES – Q#7 – Top 5 things to know about the bar exam

In the 10 Minute Series, Rishi and Chris answer the 9 most common questions they’ve received since starting The Law School Show. One question per episode. Short and sweet and helpful. In this seventh installment the question is: What are the top 5 things to know about the bar exam? Enjoy!

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18
Jul

EP 88 The Person Behind the Resume with Andy Shaughnessy

If you’re interested in litigation, especially in the area of IP, then this episode is for you! Andy Shaughnessy, a partner in Torys' Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, focuses mostly on IP litigation and dispute resolution. He has advocated in front of numerous courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. In this episode, he shares his most daunting experiences, the challenges he faces as a litigator, and more! Tune into this fascinating episode!

 

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4
Jul

EP 87 A Candid Conversation with Darcy Ammerman

Darcy is a Senior Associate at McMillan LLP (Ottawa) advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, general contract law, financial institution regulation and insurance matters. Darcy also has experience in the area of payments, having spent 3 months working with the team responsible for Canada’s essential payments systems on a secondment basis. Darcy is an alumni of the University of Ottawa where she obtained her LL.B. in 2010. She then went on to practice out of McMillan’s Toronto office for 5 years before returning to the nation’s capital. When not in the office, you might find Darcy hiking around Gatineau Park or otherwise relaxing at one of her favourite brunch spots.

In this episode, we have a candid conversation with Darcy. She tells us more about financial services, her transition from Toronto to Ottawa, and her experiences in law school. 

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20
Jun

EP 86 Navigating career transitions in law with Michelle Moldofsky

In this episode, Chris sits down with Michelle Moldofsky (for the second time on the LSS) of the Moldofsky Professional Corporation. At the Moldofsky Professional Corporation Michelle provides legal advice in health law and corporate commercial law affecting not-for-profit health organizations. Prior to founding this company, Michelle was General Counsel at St. Michael's Hospital. Stay tuned to hear Michelle discuss her approach to making a successful career transition and the difficulties and opportunities she experienced along the way.

To learn more about Michelle visit:

Moldofsky Professional Corporation

Corporate Advisory Counsel, Law Practice Program

LinkedIn Profile

LSS Ep 20: Michelle Moldofsky, General Counsel at St. Michael's Hospital

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29
May

EP 85 A Chat with the CEO of MiraLaw Samuel Witherspoon

Sam Witherspoon is the Founder and CEO of MiraLaw - a legal tech start up based in Ottawa. Focused on leveraging technology to address access to justice issues, MiraLaw has created a product, Thistoo, that is intended to help mitigate the A2J issues faced by parties in Family Law.

In this varied conversation, we talk about Sam's journey from law school to founding MiraLaw, the idea behind Thistoo and Miralaw's other product Compass, the future effect of technology on the practice of law, and the challenges of founding your own legal tech start up.

Sam recommends the book The Hard Things by Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. You can also find more info on MiraLaw here.

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