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  1. Chances: OLSAS cGPA: 3.28, B3: 3.5

    Comments by a professor who works on the adcom and is familiar with how u of t does its algorithm.
  2. Just to add on - what providence means is those are the grades you need to have a realistic shot. Not everybody in the top 10% who wants to clerk for the SCC does so, mutatis mutandis.
  3. Rejected UofT 2018

    This idea was and remains nonsense.
  4. Passive Income For Lawyers

    Sounds like they read a bit too much Tim Ferriss.
  5. Chances: OLSAS cGPA: 3.28, B3: 3.5

    Engineering programs tend to get a bit of a boost because they are seen as being more competitive in undergrad. No idea about U of T chemical engineering specifically.
  6. Articling Timeline 2019/2020 - Toronto

    With courses curved to a 6 and OP at just under the cum laude cutoff I would expect those grades are pretty good. He/she is well above the curve. Like others have said, look at the rest of your package. Figure out what you are interested in, and be able to show that interest in extracurriculars. Did you only apply to Toronto? If so, that might explain why since Ottawa students don't place that many in the Toronto recruit. Part of the reason for that might be that many choose to stay in Ottawa.
  7. Articling Timeline 2019/2020 - Toronto

    People always have these conversations without asking two basic questions: What school is this? And what is the curve? For example, if those are grades at USask, then you have an outstanding transcript - one of the top of your class. More generally, as others have observed elsewhere on this board, the articling recruit is often regarded as a bit different since many of the hiring firms are specialized, and showing interest is as important or more important than grades.
  8. Hours : Targets, Expectations and Consequences

    Not sure Tony Merchant's claims are the example of anything, frankly. In my view it's physically impossible to bill 5300 hours, especially for someone who has major marketing responsibilities as well.
  9. Hours : Targets, Expectations and Consequences

    This sounds easy until you realize the partners often stay long too - not at Davies, but was pretty stunned to see how late some pretty senior people stick around. Edit: might have misread the tone of your post.
  10. Ya - there is a big difference between in sorta the 40th percentile and the 10th - some schools curve to a B and put loads of students there, while others are more spread out.
  11. What is your school's curve? I.e. where are you roughly in your class?
  12. 1. I had no idea. It was terrifying, I'm not gonna lie. I've always done well in school but most students at U of T have as well (and those that didn't got 178's on the LSAT, so...). The hardest part about studying for law school is that you are never truly 'ready' for an exam. There is always more. The only students that in my view could have any real confidence of beating the curve at U of T are those with truly remarkable resumes. Like, Rhodes finalists, gold medalists in undergrad, that sort of thing. 2. You are correct that it will not be the case that you can predict your marks in the way you could for, say, a calculus exam. My ability to predict is nonexistent r. I have felt confident coming out of exactly two exams ever. They are two of the three P's I have ever gotten on an exam (turns out I did beat the curve in the end). Felt like I LP'ed three exams before: HH, HH, H. Not only can I not predict my performance well, I would say my predictions were worse than random. 3. LSAT percentile is predictive of 1L performance, grades more predictive of upper year performance. Besides that not much, unless you were one of those truly special people I mentioned in #1. 4. Yes. And I think a background in finance will help. As a general matter, have you considered working for a year, then deciding on law school? It's harder to go back, but loads of people take a gap between degrees and the work experience can be very helpful in OCI.
  13. Seeking advice from Crowns

    This one's new.
  14. Potential Vancouver Salary Bump?

    You can, however you can't take the tax credit for that tuition, so it works out to a somewhat smaller bonus in the longrun. On the other hand, yoy get it in the summer, so it comes earlier.
  15. Note that Cambridge / Oxford are an exception to this rule. It's relatively easy to come back to Canada from those schools because your degree doesn't scream "couldn't get into a Canadian school"
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