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  1. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Also went through the recruitment process this year and landed at my top choice. The process is really political but I still don't think candidates should say first choice to more than one firm. I think it may be better to act like you don't know what first choice means if asked that question or a similar question about if you would accept an offer. I went with something along the lines of, 'This process is so crazy, but I definitely appreciate how comfortable this firm makes me feel throughout the process and that feeling is definitely at the top of my list of criteria to consider in pikcing a firm..and I feel like that should say a lot to you." If they pressure you for a yes I would accept an offer, at that point, I would probably just say it and if they make you an offer you still have time to decide (if you get multiple offers or maybe feel like you didn't like their approach ) and if they don't make you an offer you know you what you could to secure one despite the rule bending on their parts.
  2. How to deal with multiple offers after 5 PM today?

    You do have 24 hours to think about it. Just say thank you I'd like some time to think about this as it's a big decision
  3. Career Suggestions - how much DO grades matter?!

    Regarding the competitiveness , are u sure your classmates are trying to mislead u? If you're asking about clarifying academic concepts, maybe they just don't know the answers either and try their best to explain this to u the way they understand ? The professor is the best source of clarification though and definitely won't try to mislead u. I think grades matter in that good grades obviously give u more opportunities and make u more attractive to a wider range of potential employers. However worrying about grades/the curve won't get u good grades. The curve is the curve and there's a bunch of people used to being high acheievers subject to it. I didn't see this fact about people being competitive , everyone just works hard and tries to do well. You just have to try your best and stay in your own lane. I think u should try meeting some lawyers that practice in areas u think u might be interested in and get some insight on what it's like to be a tax lawyer or Patents lawyer etc
  4. Should I change into a dress before an in-firm dinner?

    Most people stay in their suits . The lawyers are coming from work and will be in suits.
  5. Is the optional essay really optional?

    That portion is optional to allow space for people who have special circumstances that ought to be considered speak to them. In your case, not doing the optional essay is definitely not going to detract in any way from your strong application.
  6. What are in-firm interviews like?

    Most, if not all, first interviews last at least an hour and a half
  7. If you received an ITC email but no call after 8:45 am?

    I would give them a call!
  8. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Dentons did send out ITCs a few days after OCIs
  9. 2018 2L Recruitment

    I know of some people at Oz that got ITC at Aird & Berlis
  10. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Really happy for you!
  11. In-Firm Interview Schedule

    That may help. I'm also in a similar situation and I've decided on 4 or 5 because I want to be in a position to be able to come back for follow ups, lunches etc. Its even more confusing because of the fact that many firms have dinners as well and you can only do two dinners during the process.
  12. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Thanks ! and just today (well yesterday now)
  13. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Goodmans and Stikeman ITC (Osgoode )
  14. 2018 2L Recruitment

    These were generic email blasts. I did not get responses to my thank you emails from Gowling, but did get a personalized response from Blakes with a note to the effect that they look forward to keeping in contact, then I got a generic email confirming ITC
  15. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Blakes and Gowling ITC today (Osgoode)
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