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  1. Is bilingualism a major asset in law? (GTA area)

    It's enough of an asset that many employer's will pay for you to take french lessons.
  2. I don't know whether this is common, but my (big-law) firm has hired at least one or two foreign trained lawyers during OCIs. These lawyers are typically in the midst of the NCA process when they are hired and have completed the process by the time that they summer. They then either take a year off or begin articling immediately after the summer.
  3. Historical Grades

    While the response to the recruitment special is generally very good, there is reason to believe that it skews towards people who participated in Toronto OCIs who are much more likely to have good grades than those who don't.
  4. Current 3L, AMA

    A few tips to for academic success: 1) Take as detailed notes in class as your attention span will allow you. Even if you can get the main gist down from the textbook, the little nuances are often what separate an HH from an H. 2) Ask upper year's for maps and summaries. Most people are happy to share, having no further use for them. 3) Make your own summaries and maps and then cross check them against the ones you received from others. The process of making them is more important than the finished product and you should be able to go through the exam without consulting your notes more than once or twice. Time pressure on exams is very real. I probably finished most undergraduate exams with more than an hour to spare. In law school, I never finished early once. 4) Do practice exams and review them with others. I never found study groups to be overly useful (asides from a few tight friendships), but I definitely formed groups to go over past exams and discuss the issues we spotted. In 1L, I would also ask a 2L or 3L friend to look over a practice exam you wrote so that they can ensure you're getting the format right.
  5. Current 3L, AMA

    How do you think the collective personality of the '18 class compares with the '17 and '19?
  6. Ontario Bar Exam Prep - June 2017

    I'm putting the little flag thinks where individual chapters begin. I think adding tabs would be too cumbersome.
  7. Current 3L, AMA

    Does current mean class of 2017 or 2018?
  8. Ontario Bar Exam Prep - June 2017

    If anyone has practice exams that they are allowed to share, I would be grateful. I have exhausted the supply that I purchased / was given.
  9. Prizes

    1) I don't recall when they come out, but it's usually sometime afterwards. I think towards the middle of July. 2) The prizes do come with money, but it's generally a laughably small amount. One of the course prizes that I won had a purse of around $80.
  10. Toronto 2017 2L Recruitment

    At your interviews, remember that Davies is a full service firm.
  11. U of T's employment statistics are underwhelming

    Is seeking prestige acceptable as a means of quieting your crushing inferiority complex? I'm asking for a friend.
  12. Toronto 2017 2L Recruitment

    Speak on that.
  13. "Please include gpa if applicable"

    I have no idea how you would translate the U of T grading system into a GPA.
  14. Assuming that you had the opportunity to get an LLM from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard or Yale in a discipline relevant to commercial practice. Would it be worthwhile to do so?
  15. Canadian Applying to American Law Schools

    Except scholarship eligibility, in some cases.