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Adrian last won the day on August 12 2016

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  1. if they are not unionized then what labour disputes are they having? I guess it's a probably with terminology but still.
  2. Well, the labour disputes would be covered by union side labour law firms, so there probably isn't much work left floating around there for someone new. You also have to consider that its pretty difficult focusing your work on a particular kind of client rather than a particular kind of law. It requires you to be competent in a lot of areas, which is very difficult to do.
  3. Ok, in more in depth, a lot of students will work after the summer after their second year of school. The vast majority of these jobs are with large firms. Getting these jobs is generally achieved through the OCI process. The reason why this process seems mandatory is because getting a job in your second year summer virtually guarantees an articling position which you need to be licensed. Also, starting in Big law and moving down is much easier than the reverse. If you truly do not want a job on Bay St. or is equivalent in other cities, you will have to hustle harder to find a gig, but you can find a summer job/articling position in smaller firms, or even non-law firm organizations. These will better set you up to the career you want. For example, you can article with legal aid organizations, which would likely preclude the need to open your own firm/organization since you would be doing the sort of thing you want to do. Edit: when I say hustle harder, it may not necessarily be that much harder to find the articling position you want, it just won't be through the process built for OCIs which take out a lot of logistics work on the part of students.
  4. OCIs are not mandatory. Articling is mandatory, but can be completed in many different kinds of organizations not just law firms.
  5. Looking for some guidance

    You might as well give applying as a mature student a shot before you start enrolling in courses or looking abroad.
  6. Education and academic law

    I don't work in the field but I know a couple of in house counsel at school boards from my time in private practice. Like I said it is more on the job training I believe. I note that the Toronto district school board hires an articling student and the Catholic board participates in the LPP.
  7. Education and academic law

    Nah, there is some other stuff to, like funding or the obligations of teachers/principals/school boards.
  8. Education and academic law

    I don't know if it is necessarily a huge topic, and I feel that its is mostly learnt through doing.
  9. TWU - The Big Show

    My general problem with these TWU decisions is that the provincial governments have decided to legally allow these schools to exist in their present form, but then allow their agents to put in the barriers that make these schools less effective. If these schools are a problem, then the governments should eat the political cost and end the human rights code exemptions.
  10. TWU - The Big Show

    Girl skips a bunch of class to meet up with her boyfriend in or near the washrooms. Girl proceeds to be in danger of failing her classes. Just one real life example. Of course, the best possible solution would be to teach the girl that she needs to prioritize education while at school. Her brain, like all teens, is underdeveloped and awash in hormones which makes that particularly difficult.
  11. Bay Street Bonuses

    It seems a little odd, given that you are not actually interviewing for a position for which you will earn a bonus.
  12. 2017 Associate Salary Bump (Toronto)

    If the Seven Sisters distinction is bullshit, why would the people in the best position to know that use it as any sort of metric? Do you work in a law firm?
  13. Queens Law

    It was my understanding when I was at Queens the corporate focus was entirely student driven. This may be my bias since I was labour/employment focused.