Executive Retreat to Whistler

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Last Saturday just when the fog cleared and before the rains hit, the unpredictable Vancouver weather decided to be on the Pre-Law team and bless us with sunshine for the entire weekend. Some of the executives from Pre-Law and myself set out on a mini-road trip to Whistler for the yearly Pre-Law Executive Retreat. The autumn leaves were just the perfect golden colour and spirits were high as we met up on campus, ready to escape midterms and papers for some open mountain air. Eleven of us in total in three cars, the drive to the mountains was filled with Lion King music in one car; in another of typical Pre-Law fashion, LSAT arguments! While it is impossible to sum up everything that transpired that weekend, the executive team definitely bonded better than ever and shared countless laughs.

We were lucky enough to stay at the very comfortable Pinnacle Hotel Whistler right in the centre of the village. The team successfully managed to balance work with fun and get through a meeting and the first reading of the Pre-Law Constitution that Saturday afternoon. After some down time, we hit the town to have dinner and explore. Especially special was the fact that Geena, one of our Executive Assistants had her birthday that day which had her squished in a giant group hug resonating “happy birthday” at midnight. After dinner, we trekked to the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler to cuddle next to a fire pit with hot chocolate while the wind rustled the leaves around us. Overall, the retreat was just like our Co-president implicitly implied, a huge success and a lot of memories were made last weekend.

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Event: Blueprint LSAT Prep Session

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The long awaited day is finally here,  UBC Pre-Law Blog is officially up and running! I will be keeping you guys updated with all the exciting events that we will be having this year, as well as event recaps, interviews with various key figures, and other random and useful tidbits of information that will hopefully help you all on your journeys to law school, no matter where your current location is.

But on to exciting news, Pre-Law is holding a special event on Thursday November 7th right on UBC campus, the Blueprint LSAT Prep Session!

The event, a workshop with one of the top LSAT prep companies in the world is not to be missed no matter when you see yourself eventually taking that delightful test.

The event starts at 5:30pm; free for Pre-Law Members and only $5 for non-members. For those of you who aren’t sure what it will be about, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a crucial part of any law school application in North America.  Blueprint will be engaging with students and sharing tips and tricks to conquer the test with the highest rate of success possible, combining that with the least amount of stress! Sounds perfect, no? I for one am writing the LSAT in February 2014 and anything that takes away some of the stress is extremely helpful. Blueprint has years making sure students do well on the exam, and the valuable information they will be providing is a great way to get into the LSAT spirit. Even if you still are not sure when you will be writing the test, or even if you plan to write it at all, the event is an excellent opportunity for everyone to get a look at what the test will entail and try a couple practice question so you can start planning for the future. As they say, planning leads to success and it’s never to early to start.

Come out to the Henry Angus Building room 037 on Nov 7th. Casual dress is appropriate, but the desire to get that 180 one day is recommended! RSVP at the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/537732429645635/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

Hope to see you all there and I hope to keep you all entertained this year as I, Liza Afanassieva, will be blogging away on here and keeping the UBC Pre-Law community updated on everything that is happening.

Happy Studying!