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  1. any thoughts on Windsor vs Victoria?

    You should go to school where you want to work. Presumably, if you want to work somewhere in Ontario, it would be best to go to Windsor rather than UVic, otherwise, it may be more difficult to network and interview/find out about future positions.
  2. Exchange versus taking more "relevant" courses

    I’m not sure about my firm, but I’ve heard some firms do
  3. Hi everyone, Exchange applications are due soon at my school and I'm trying to figure out what I should do. During the fall semester, I took several criminal law courses with the intent in pursuing a career in criminal law. However, my interests shifted by the time OCIs rolled around, which I was then fortunate enough to secure a 2L position at a full service firm. At this point, the only corporate course I've taken is corporate law in 1L. Due to my school's selection of courses, I likely won't be able to take any corporate-related courses in winter term. So my question is, should I go on exchange? On the one hand, I am very interested in doing an exchange in 3L. On the other, I'm concerned I will be at a disadvantage (in terms of knowledge) by taking fewer corporate-related courses. Furthermore, I'm not sure if it will affect how the firm perceives me if my transcript shows that I have only taken 1 corporate course and the rest being criminal (although one of those courses is evidence, which is useful in civil litigation). If I do go on exchange, I will have 2 electives in 3L which I plan to use to take income tax and some other corporate course ( trusts, bankruptcy, employment, securities, and M&A). If I decide not to go on exchange, it will leave me with a 6 electives.
  4. Thanks for all the help guys, I'll definitely look into any summer residences or if there are cheaper residences downtown. You guys brought up a good point about being reliable and available when needed and I think it might be worth risking the short-term financial sacrifice.
  5. Its the Stouffville line so it runs pretty regularly, (about half an hour), how often did you find yourself working late nights as a student? Also could you comment on how often you were faced with delays on the go train?
  6. Yes! Thank you for the reminder, I have edited that in my original post!
  7. Hi everyone, I'm going to be working downtown this summer and I was looking at commuting rather than living downtown (as rent is be quite expensive). For those of you that commute, how bad is it? If I were to commute, I'm looking at a 45-60 minute ride on the GO train (being 10 minutes away from the GO train station myself).I've heard 2L summer positions often have unpredictable hours, is it worth it to just bear the costs and get a place downtown instead? Side note: For those of you that have commuted, did you notice any negative effects on your work performance/ability because of the longer commute? Edit: I will be commuting from Markham to Toronto (I believe that is the Stouffville line)
  8. Ask a 1L student

    I took it in 1L and it never came up during OCIs. Also, keep in mind that by the time you start your 2L summer, you would've taken corporate and ethics, so it wouldn't really matter which one you took first.
  9. TWU and the SCC

    Law student observing for the first time, are there still going to be more submissions today? What is the process like/how long does it take for the SCC to make their decision generally?
  10. If you received an ITC email but no call after 8:45 am?

    Does the same rule apply to Gov? I got an ITC from PPSC and am still waiting for a call Edit: Received the Call
  11. PFOs - Toronto 2017

    Bennett Jones - Western
  12. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Anyone hear from Chaitons?
  13. What are in-firm interviews like?

    When you say a lot how many are you talking about roughly?
  14. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Has anyone heard from the PPSC?
  15. 2018 2L Recruitment

    When did Windsor have their OCIs? Edit: October 10th nevermind!!; Anyone at any other schools get ITC from Dickinson Wright?

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