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  1. 1L Summer Recruiting

    Sorry I just reread your question. In terms of 1L hiring, a firm is not going to want to hire you after your first year because you would have to summer 3 times before articling, which would be insane. They would hire you after your second year so you could fall in line with other 1L hires
  2. 1L Summer Recruiting

    It’s because you’re doing an extra year of school. You’re not technically a 2L until your third year of the joint program. So in your first two years you’re completing the first year requirements of business school and law school. After that you become a 2L and start taking classes with your graduating year. This is how osgoode and u of t does it anyway. I think op was from a different school.
  3. 2L Bay Street positions

    Op for future readers, how many interviews were you ultimately able to book ?
  4. What are some good questions to ask during OCIs?

    Once you get to the in-firm stage (especially day 2/3) ask the questions that you genuinely want to know the answer to. Whether that be pro bono opportunities, secondment opportunities, diversity initiatives, programs that support women etc. As much as the firms are selecting candidates, candidates are also selecting firms that are right for them. You want to be somewhere that will support you and where you can thrive. Don't shy away from asking things you're genuinely curious about. Just refrain from asking anything that can be found on the website. I would also likely refrain from asking questions that attempt to demonstrate how brilliant you. You likely don't know enough about a given area of law to ask it properly and it may come off as disingenuous.
  5. Any Osgoode Students get ITC?

    Most firms haven’t sent ITCs as of yet. For those who have, not sure if they send them in multiple batches. Sorry I can’t be of more help
  6. Any Osgoode Students get ITC?

    You can definitely still get an in-firm from firms that didn't send an ITC - they may just not email you before call day. As students start to get ITCs to firms they like, they end up declining interviews with some firms which opens up spots. Last year I was really panicked about not getting an ITC from one of my top choice firms and they surprised me with a call on call day. I'm certain it's because spots opened up.... Of course this is all based on my experience. I'll let others chime in
  7. Any Osgoode Students get ITC?

    Davies, Cassels and Faskens have gone out..
  8. Interviews

    100%. Grades still matter to a degree. But you better believe that personality and how you conduct yourself will go a lot further than which candidate has a slightly higher GPA. Once you're at the in-firm stage, remind yourself that you wouldn't be there if the firm genuinely didn't want to hire you. They met with dozens of students and narrowed it down to a handful... they wouldn't waste that spot on someone they couldn't imagine hiring. And the difference between who gets hired and who doesn't can be really small so give it your all! Good luck!
  9. Interviews

    I know a number of people that work at "top firms" with average grades. The firms obviously see something in you that they like. Why would you self-select out and not give it all you've got? I'm not trying to be harsh. I think we've all done this to ourselves at some point in our lives. But I promise you'll feel better walking away knowing you gave these interviews all you've got rather than wondering if you should have tried harder. As an aside, you should be putting all your energy into "being a great candidate" for every single one of your interviews. It's not impossible. You never know where the chips will fall so you'll want to leave your best impression on everyone you meet.
  10. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Wow already? You would have met with them yesterday or today. I don’t remember my itc rolling in so quickly.
  11. I would start in a few weeks when the course concepts start to make a bit more sense. I started making my summaries 3 weeks before midterms with the aim of having a rough draft for midterms (I gave myself 1 wk per course). This lets you practice using them and gives you enough time to change things you don't like. You don't want to start too early because you can't see the big picture yet and you don't want to waste time including a bunch of irrelevant crap. At the same time you also don't want to start too late. A useful way of cutting down the time used to build the summary is to look to older summaries and use them as a guide. DO. NOT. RELY. completely on someone else's summary. As others may have told you, the benefit of having a summary is the learning that happens while making one. At the same time, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Find a template you like and update it.
  12. What exactly are you concerned about? I can’t see this impacting you negatively in anyway since there is nothing specific you need to do to prep for law school.
  13. It asks if your parents and spouse have given you money (towards school) and asks you to disclose how much was given.
  14. Family Circumstances - Documentation

    TL;DR: Documentation likely isn't necessary but you should call schools to inquire anyway
  15. Family Circumstances - Documentation

    I had a family medical issue impact my last year of study. I submitted a letter from the family member's doctor outlining the condition and the type of support that individual required. I don't actually know if it was necessary but I included it in order to air on the side of caution. I think it would be perfectly acceptable to contact schools and ask them about this generally ("I took care of a sick family member in undergrad. It impacted my studies and i've chosen to write about it. Do you require documentation"). I don't think inquiring about it in a vague and polite manner would prejudice your application in any way. best of luck.
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