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Beyond the A: Interview + OCI Workshop (Vancouver)

  • Kayak 77 Walter Hardwick Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0C2 Canada (map)

A workshop to provide law students with the skills and strategies to thrive during interviews and OCIs.

About this Event

You’ve spent countless hours refining your resume, scheduling coffees with lawyers, and attending networking events; all in hopes of securing a summer position with your law firm of choice.

As you enter into the next stage of the recruitment process, you’re probably experiencing feelings of excitement, nervousness, and ultimately anxiety. The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with the skills and strategies to thrive beyond anxiety surrounding the interview and OCI process.

This workshop will consist of an in-depth seminar on interview / networking skills followed by a mock interview with personalized feedback to prepare you for success during the recruitment period and beyond.


Steven Ngo works as corporate counsel with Visier Inc. (Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ company), was previously on the student recruitment committee for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and worked at Linklaters LLP in Asia. He currently sits on the board of director for the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) as its director and secretary. During his experience mentoring students, he is well aware of the challenges faced by his mentees, including the anxiety surrounding law firm recruitment and wants to use Beyond the A as a platform to make an impact on a grander scale.

Joshua Mamdani is a director with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western) and one of the founding team members of Beyond the A. Joshua is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and currently works at Dentons Canada LLP in Calgary. As someone who has struggled with anxiety, Beyond the A has become a passion project with the aim of de-stigmatizing the topics of anxiety and mental health in the legal profession.


A typical LSAT prep course costs anywhere from $500 - $1,500. A typical year of law school costs anywhere from $10,000 up to $30,000. For a mere fraction of the cost, equip yourself with the skills needed to thrive when it really matters.

Workshop + Mock Interview with Feedback + Video Recording ($50)

Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis to ensure an immersive experience.

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