The Law School Show

13
Dec

10 MINUTE SERIES - Q#6 - Top 5 tips for networking as a student.

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 sixth installment the question is: What are the top 5 tips for networking as a student? Enjoy!

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28
Nov

Ep 74 - The person behind the resume with Linda J. Godel

This interview features Linda J. Godel, a partner at Torkin Manes LLP. She practices not-for-profit and charity law and also chairs the firm's practice group. In this interview, we talk about overcoming the challenges of developing one's practice, the important skills and characteristics in succeeding in law, and more. If you're interested in practicing charity law or just want to learn more about it, tune into this episode!

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14
Nov

EP 73 A Legal Clinic Experience with Victoria Wan

In this episode we talk with Victoria Wan about her experience working at a legal clinic. Victoria is a 3rd year law student at the University of Ottawa.  She spent her second year and the subsequent summer working at a community legal clinic. Victoria is involved in many extra-curricular activities including being Co-Chairperson at the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers – University of Ottawa Chapter.

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31
Oct

10 MINUTE SERIES - Q#5 - Top 5 things to remember as a 2L summer student working in a firm

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 fifth installment the question is: what are the top 5 things to remember as a second year summer student working in a firm? Enjoy!

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10
Oct

10 MINUTE SERIES - Q#4 - Advice on extracurriculars’ in upper years

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 fourth installment the question is: What advice do you have on extracurriculars' in upper years? Enjoy!

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24
Sep

Ep 72 - The future of the Law Practice Program

Days ago, the Law Society of Upper Canada Professional Development andCompetence Committee recommended ending the Law Practice Program following thecompletion of its current year. In this episode, André Bacchus, AssistantDirector in the LPP Work Placement office speaks to this development. Plus, André describeswith statistical support how the LPP has delivered success for its candidatesand served the public by preparing skilled lawyers. If you have an opinion on the future of the LPP we urge you to share it with the LSUC.

To email the LSUC before the October 19, 2016 deadline: policy@lsuc.on.ca

The Law Practice Program Report “Three Years of the LPP”: 

Law Society of Upper Canada Professional Development and CompetenceCommittee “Report on Convocation September 22, 2016"

Law Practice Program Candidate Experiences and Employer Perspectives VIDEO 

LPP Experience VIDEO – Candidate Conversations 

Other Law School Show Episodes featuring the Law Practice Program:

Ep 8 – Andre Bacchus, Assistant Director LPP Work Placement Office,RyersonU 

Ep 58 – The Law Practice Program – up close and personal. 

Ep 35 – News and Reviews about the Law Practice Program with AndreBacchus. 

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20
Sep

Ep 71 - 1L Reflections

It’s still the beginning of the school year and we hope all of the 1Ls are adapting to law school well! Of course, there are still questions that are lurking. In this episode, David and Angela will be talking about effective ways to study, work-life balance, things we wish we knew in 1L and more. Tune in now!

2:34 - What would I have done differently in 1L?

4:25 - Legal writing challenge

5:20 - How to read cases

6:50 - Exam writing tips

9:45 - Time management advice

12:50 - What really helped in 1L

16:28 - Taking notes by hand or by computer?

19:40 - What are classes like in 1L?

22:00 - Mooting in 1L

26:55 - How to pick courses in 2L

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19
Sep

10 MINUTE SERIES - Q#3 - What are your top 5 tips for OCIs?

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 third installment the question is: What are your top 5 tips for success during the on campus interview process? Enjoy!

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12
Sep

Ep 70 - 2L Reflections

Incoming or future 2Ls, you’re  wondering what to expect for 2L right? Of course, you’ve likely heard of on-campus interviews (OCIs). You’re probably also wondering how to succeed in them or how to do better in 2L in general. This episode featuring David Lu, a 3L and one of the hosts of this show, will answer your questions and/or worries! Enjoy!

Highlights of the episode:

1:15 – 3L course selection tips: take interesting courses or take courses that will be tested on the bar exam

2:46 – Tips for 2L

7:23 – Do 1L summer experiences matter for OCIs?

9:52 – OCI experience

12:37 – Do grades matter for OCIs?

14:19 – Government OCIS

17:03 – OCI logistics

20:50 – Firm tours and networking before OCIs

24:40 – What if OCIs don’t work out for you?

27:20 – Articling search experience

29:30 – Call day

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11
Sep

10 MINUTE SERIES - Q#2 - What should I do during first year summer?

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 second instalment the question is: What should I do during first year summer? Enjoy!

For a Law School Show Letter on the topic click HERE

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