The Law School Show

3
Feb

EP 97–Finding & Pursuing Your Interests with Anna Lillicrap, Legal Counsel at IDRC

Anna Lillicrap is an in-house lawyer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. Anna shares her passion for international law and advice on pursruing your interests in and after law school. If you think the Bay Street route might not be right for you, tune in to hear how staying true to your interests can lead you to a rewarding career in law!

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17
Jan

EP 96–Meagan LePage & Stephanie Smith from Court Coach LLP: Tips to start your own family law practice

Looking to start your own family practice? Check out this episode before you take that leap! Meagan LePage and Stephanie Smith decided to establish Court Coach LLP three years ago, a practice focused in family law, child protection services, and legal coaching. We talk about how they got started, the highs and lows of running their own business, and advice for anyone who is interested in exploring this path.

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16
Jan

EP 95–Mike Hook on Becoming a Lawyer-Entrepreneur

Whether or not you’ve considered opening your own firm – this is the podcast for you. Mike

Hook, lawyer, entrepreneur, and founder of Intrepid Law in Toronto, talks about the skills that

all lawyers should hone, regardless of entrepreneurial intentions. Hook talks about what

pushed him to start his own practice, and offers enlightening advice on how to tell whether

practicing in a big firm is for you or not. In addition to advising law students to make the most

of all challenges and opportunities presented to them throughout law school, Hook encourages

budding lawyers to believe in their own talents and skills. For those interested in taking a

professional risk, Hook speaks to the support of the legal community and trusting oneself, and

could make even the entirely risk-averse consider taking an entrepreneurial leap of faith.

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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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