What is the best option for parking near Dal? Preferably one I don't have to show up 3 hours early in order to get a spot..
I don't have a car. So, I don't really know anything about parking. Here's a map of the parking spots on the main campus though and here's the parking page (don't know if you've already looked at them). I know people who parked on the side streets and moved their cars during the day to avoid tickets. I think that's what 7years suggested here.
Does anyone know the dates of when the orientation time starts for dal? I know classes start the 9th but I wasn't sure if there are a few days before this for orientation.
I believe classes and orientation begin on September 6th. Rose said that more detailed information will be sent out in July.
September 6th is all the info I've seen so far. Last year, O-Week ran from September 8th – September 13th. We had a "first case" and and an Orientation to Law lecture during that time, but classes didn't really start until the following week. We started getting info about O-Week in the first week of July.
Do you find the "national reach" description of Dal to be accurate? Do firms from Western Canada come to Dal for OCIs? I'm asking about Vancouver specifically. Also, are there any summer events/meetups scheduled in other provinces before the school year begins? I haven't been accepted yet, but I will be interviewing, and the thought of potentially moving to the other side of the country is exciting and daunting at the same time.
Not an L1 but I can speak a bit on this. I'm from Calgary and I know the big firms here are good about recruiting from Dal. I know someone who does hiring at one of the bigger AB firms and this year they hired 3 Dal articling students and 3 dal summer students, which was comparable to the numbers they hired from the Alberta schools. So if Vancouver is anything like Calgary, i'd say the national reach statement is pretty accurate.
As far as a meet up goes, Rose said in a letter after the deposit that they would provide further information in July.
Yes, big firms (and some other employers) recruit out of Western Canada during OCIs. From what I've seen so far, there aren't as many as from Toronto (there are a lot of big Toronto firms in general), but the opportunities exist.
Regarding Dal's national reach to smaller firms and other employers who don't use the more formal channels, well, I don't really see how Dal is better than any other school. I guess there are alumni scattered across the country. You might have an in with them, insofar as you can go, "Hey, you went to Dal? I went to Dal. Something something using that to foster a personal connection." But aside from that, I'm not sure how much the national reach thing exists beyond the formal recruitment process. Apply skepticism liberally, though -- I haven't really participated in OCIs yet. Maybe someone who's been through the process can offer more information.
I think there are supposed to be regional BBQs hosted by upper-years in different cities later this summer.
Edited by realpseudonym, 13 June 2016 - 01:24 PM.