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  1. Agree on all the above, Spier & Mackay just released a couple new styles of suits that are a bit more modern in style, but ultimately SS is more fashion forward. I think Spier's shirts are better bang for the buck than Suitsupply. Their recently released khaki's are also fantastic.
  2. I would add that it's critical you start getting some hands on experience. Work in legal aid clinic or business law clinic, or something, so you can build up your skill set with practical skills to help make you more attractive to employers.
  3. Solid advice.
  4. I think it's easier to teach a CEO about a lawyer's responsibilities than to put lawyers in charge and hope they understand how to run a business.
  5. No problem. For future reference, 'glitter embellishments' is not CBD (conservative business dress).
  6. That does not look subtle to me.
  7. Just a guess, but did you take a lot of corporate law in law school? I'm wondering if your handle on basic corporate law isn't firm, and that is what is causing you difficulty in understanding the facts (and thus remembering and writing concisely about them) I practice tax, and took corporate law in law school, but don;'t have a business background, and struggle sometimes with concepts like (convertible) debentures, etc.
  8. Oh and this arbitrary list of the top M&A from 2001 matches up perfectly too!
  9. Two things, I'm surprised by some of Bob's rankings, namely Baker & MacKenzie and Davis/DLA Piper (he has a better perception than me) and Fasken, Norton Rose (he has a worse perception than me) But now, all I can think of, is which firm is Bob at?
  10. The 2001 table was just a measure of how many zero's in deals firms did that year. It changes every year.1 Since Canadian law firms don't publicly talk about profits per partner, it's the best public information about how much money a firm makes. For a law student, it's an easy way to distinguish between firms. Beyond that, there are 'good' and 'bad' lawyers at every firm as Uriel notes, depending on the qualities you think are important in a lawyer, and whose perspective (client, firm, or lawyer-to-lawyer) 1 Though 4 are pretty much up there.
  11. Maybe, we shouldn't, uhm, regulate ourselves? I for one, welcome our new ant overlords.
  12. Sure, put maximumbob and I in charge! Seriously, though, no, I don't think they're capable.
  13. FTFW I mean, look, LSUC can't control if the Ontario government wants to give Ryerson a law school. What they can do, is setup a consistent, transparent method to compare law schools so that prospective law students can make an informed choice. Let LSUC determine what counts as employment rate,etc. and then apply that standard to every law school. IF that were to happen, than I'm perfectly happy letting the marketplace sort itself out. There's a word for that...I want to say r-something...relax? Register?
  14. While I am not surprised, I am disgusted nonetheless. How can this be the answer? The recent report admitted almost a third of LPP candidates essentially can't pass the bar. And while I agree with lawl, that Ryerson may not turn out to be the 'bottom' school in terms of admittance, it will cause the admitting of 100-200 more law students who weaker than the current amount, whether they are all from Ryerson or not. These poor (literally) people will struggle upon graduation. It's a race to the bottom until the whole thing implodes.
  15. Haha, I expected to be in tax but not a litigator, yet here I am, my practice is almost all litigation. I like talking about tax planning, thinking about it, reading about it, but doing the actual work is anti-climatic. By that time, mentally I've moved on. Maybe I'd like it if I was more senior, and I didn't have to draft as much of the documents. Anyway to get back on topic, I echo the above and doing research about the lifestyle of a practice or practice group within a firm being critical. However what is also key is self-reflection, and being honest with yourself. For me, one of the reasons I chose tax was that I felt it offered relatively predictable hours, even if they're long. I'd rather work more hours but know that if I have dinner reservations, I can leave and work longer the day after or before. My sense of corporate lawyers is that is not the case. For me, that's a deal-breaker.