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Career Builders: Students


Prepared for practice? Did a law degree prepare you for the practice of law?
The nature of legal education is one of the main areas of discussion in the CBA Legal Futures Initiative. Yee Chow, an associate at McLachlan Brown Anderson in Vancouver, talks about whether he felt prepared for practice when he left law school. 

Eight tips for an articling wardrobe
Most of us put our pants on one leg at a time, but some of us have a better idea of what pants to buy, and where to get them.

Law firm confidential
National magazine spoke to four recruiters from top law firms across the country to learn how they assess job candidates along with tips on how to succeed in the big leagues.

The road less travelled
Many law students talk about making a difference in the world through law, but it’s not easy to connect with the right opportunities. Three lawyers offer advice on staying focused, overcoming obstacles and being ready when opportunity knocks.

Taking a detour
Sometimes a career path takes unexpected twists and turns. Two lawyers who took their time to find their calling discuss the merits of exploring your options.

Class wars — Shaking up the law school curriculum
Law firms — and not law schools — have historically been tasked with instructing their young recruits about the practice of law and working with clients. But should law faculties be schooling students on the business of law?

CBA PracticeLink
Getting your financial house in order How to start out on the right financial footing.

Making the pro bono connection
Build skills while giving back to the community.

Reality check
Four things you won’t learn in law school.

Learn what the CBA can offer you
The CBA Young Lawyers International Program

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