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  1. Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    I got a surprise call from a firm during OCIs that was listed as sending out ITC emails. My guess is that if someone declines an interview, they move down to the next person on their list. Might happen since Vancouver and Toronto recruit is at the same time, however I think it is unlikely.
  2. Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Even for articling? That seems a bit excessive. I thought it would be more similar to the numbers of in firms handed out after OCIs. But I know nothing about the recruitment process.
  3. Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Is there a better chance at landing an articling spot through an articling interview than getting an interview through OCIs?
  4. Vancouver Articling Recruit 2019-2020

    Singleton has gone out.
  5. 2019/2020 Ottawa Articling Recruit

    I haven't even gotten emails saying my applications were received. Is that normal?
  6. 2018 2L Recruitment

    I have a feeling that at the time I was, but then they met someone later in the day who changed their mind. At least I hope that is the case. I’d like to think that they didn’t intentionally play a mind game with me, but you never know.
  7. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Yeah that’s what’s I’m telling myself. I got as close as someone could to getting the job without actually getting it.
  8. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Anyone ever have a firm tell you on Wednesday that you are their top choice and to expect a call? I had had this happen... except the call during the expected call period was to reject me. This process has left me feeling pretty defeated. I’m worried that I won’t be able to secure a paying 2L summer job, and I am worried that I will fall behind my classmates for the articling recruit because I did not get a position.
  9. 2018 2L Recruitment

  10. 2018 2L Recruitment

    is being waitlisted, a nice way for the firm to tell you to PFO?
  11. Chances cGPA 3.74 L2 3.9 LSAT 148

    I think a 156+ would get you into Ottawa. Ottawa doesn't take the LSAT into account as much as other schools, however they are huge on GPA.
  12. UofT/York v. UBC? (mostly regarding cost)

    That's what I got, and most people I've spoken to and I don't go to U of T...
  13. What are in-firm interviews like?

    For mine, one started with an office tour and meeting a few people which took 10-15 minutes. Once the interview started, it seemed that they would ask me questions which took up about 30-45 mins of the 2 hour interview slot. After that they asked me if I had any questions. I ended up asking questions for about 30-45 minutes. Another one of mine was just meeting with one lawyer and getting grilled with behavioural questions for a little over an hour and then asking if I had any questions. I think they are a mixed bag, and each firm does them slightly differently. For advice on the questions, ask things that you actually want to know about the firm. Do not worry too much about finding the perfect questions to impress the interviewer or whatever.
  14. 2018 2L Recruitment

    You can (1) say you've already been invited to a dinner and apologize for having to miss it, (2) try to make both if they start at different times by leaving one early or arriving to one late, or (3) accept one dinner, but later cancel because a firm you like better also invited you to dinner. Some firms intentionally schedule their dinners at the same time as other firms to test a student's interest. All three options have their risks. If you go with #3 you are most likely out of running at the firm you cancelled dinner with. Also dinners aren't necessarily an in, or even an indication that you are one of the preferred students. At least at the OCI stage, sometimes dinners are for the students the firm is on the fence about and wants to get to know a little more.
  15. 2018 2L Recruitment

    When do you typically hear if you are going to be offered a second in-firm interview? I haven't heard anything from the firms I interviewed with today. However, I know they are continuing first in-firm interviews tomorrow. Should I have expected a call by now?