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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 95 drawing better connections and engaging much more deeply in the material than I had up until this point in my law school experience. In terms of career aspirations, the practical component of the criminal law term was hugely beneficial. I have an interest in criminal law and, immediately after finishing the criminal law term, I summered at a criminal defence firm in Vancouver. Having the CLT as a springboard for that career experience was incredibly helpful. Through the CLT, I was connected to the legal community in Victoria. I got to know the criminal bar, and had an externship through the CLT wherein I worked directly with a local criminal defence lawyer and had the opportunity to see how his practice operated and watch him conduct cases. The program also made excellent use of guest speakers, who helped give me a very big picture sense of how the criminal law operates, and also gave me a very practical foothold as opposed to learning in a more theoretical, removed classroom setting. Finally, I immensely enjoyed the size of the program. The criminal law term accepted only 14 students by lottery, meaning we were able to work closely with our peers. We also had a lot of close time with Gerry and Michelle, who were wonderful mentors to all of us throughout and beyond the program. Ultimately, the criminal law term was a highlight in my law school experience and equipped me more than I ever could have anticipated for my first experience working in a criminal law firm. t t t t t PACIFIC POLYGRAPH SERVICES LTD. LIE DETECTOR / TRUTH VERIFICATION JOHN I.R. WELLER, President FIONA R. WELLER, Examiner Member American Polygraph Association (1973) Member American Polygraph Association Member North West Polygraph Association Member North West Polygraph Association Certified in Sex Offender Testing Member American Society of Industrial Security Recognized as expert by BC Supreme Court 95 - 1687 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 1X2 info@pacificpolygraphservices.com Tel: (604) 669-5945 Fax: (604) 682-6738


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