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  1. I volunteered as a backpacker where I explored various sights around Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia and got plenty wasted. 11/10 would recommend.
  2. Reminds me of another thread where people were asked to opine on their experiences and others were stubbornly choosing to disagree. Can be annoying when you're on the giving side huh?
  3. I think the two above posts sum it up very well. In short, high pay + exit opportunities. Also keep in mind that people often find reasons to hate on things perceived to be the best. In my experience working in biglaw, the negatives (long hours, competition, stress) are grossly magnified when heard in the context of "how is biglaw" conversations.
  4. To be honest I though it was hilarious (and still do), but the poster backtracking and adding his thoughts kind of nullified the point of the joke.
  5. It’s because they know people buy into the rankings and treat them as gospel. Case in point: this thread.
  6. My god you're stubborn. So incredibly stubborn. But you ask and you shall receive. Jyeatbvg's Totally Biased, but not entirely Arbitrary, Assessments of Firms (across Canada) 1. Morgans LLP 2. Stockwoods LLP 3. Chaitons LLP 4. McMillan LLP 5. Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP 6. Macleod Dixon LLP 7. Pearson Hardman LLP 8. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP 9. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP 10. Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP 11. Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP 12. McCarthy Tétrault LLP 13. Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP 14. Sim, Lowman, Ashton & McKay LLP 15. Thorsteinssons LLP 16. Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP 17. Peacock Linder & Halt 18. Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP 19. Torys LLP 20. Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP 21. Macera & Jarzyna 22. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 23. ROBIC LLP 24. Dimock Stratton LLP 25. Deeth Williams Wall LLP 26. Norton Rose Canada LLP 27. Lawson Lundell 28. Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP 29. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP 30. Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP 31. WeirFoulds LLP 32. Miller Thomson LLP 33. Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP 34. Bennett Jones LLP 35. Hunter Litigation Chambers 36. Bereskin & Parr LLP 37. Heenan Blaikie 38. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 39. Ridout & Maybee LLP 40. Harris & Company 41. Sugden, McFee & Roos 42. Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP 43. McCague Borlack LLP 44. Felesky Flynn LLP 45. Lavery, de Billy 46. Aird & Berlis LLP 47. Davis LLP 48. Lerners LLP 49. Stikeman Elliott LLP 50. McLennan Ross LLP 51. McMillan LLP 52. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP 53. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh 54. Wilson & Partners LLP 55. Hicks Morley 56. Woods LLP 57. Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP 58. Fishman Flanz Meland Paquin LLP 59. Goodmans LLP 60. Roper Greyell LLP 61. Koskie Minsky LLP 62. Gowlings 63. Fasken Martineau LLP 64. Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP 65. Baker & McKenzie LLP
  7. They don't exist because such a thing would be impossible to create. This point has been made multiple times by multiple posters already.
  8. Right, but the only question being asked here is for general rankings, of which none exists. If you want a ranking of job security, look at the precedentjd hireback numbers. If you want a ranking of pay, look at NALP. If you want other benefits, call up current articling students and ask them what perks they get. Posters can also help you with those things. If you're going to ask "please give us firm rankings" without any additional information, you won't get a proper (i.e. helpful) response.
  9. I did my best to cover this scenario a few posts back, but it didn't seem like that was enough. To summarize: 1. Without a strong preference for practice group, all of the Bay street firms will suffice. 2. With point 1 in mind, students should use their personal experiences at each firm (i.e. fit) to make the final decision. If making a Jyeatbvg's Totally Biased, but not entirely Arbitrary, Assessments of Firms post was helpful, I would've already done that. But it's not. God forbid someone has to choose between two firms and let's a random person on the internet be the deciding factor.
  10. Believe it or not, this is probably the truth. At the Bay St. level, you'll get top notch learning. You'll have an abundance of internal resources to assist in your development. You'll get nice toys. You'll work with large companies. Someone who ends up succeeding at one bay street firm probably would've succeeded at any other. And if you're in the fortunate position where you get to choose between more than one of these firms, I would think your first hand experiences would be the deciding point. Because above all else, I think you want to be in a place where you feel comfortable and enjoy the people you'll be working with.
  11. Once you're on Bay the practice area matters more than the firm. Not many people at Bay Street firm A will scoff at someone at Bay Street firm B, which is what I think a lot of students have in mind when they think about rankings. But any knowledgable person who has spent time on Bay will tell you that if there's a specific practice area you're trying to break into, it's probably not the rankings above you'll want to reference.
  12. Can anyone shed light on how important brand reputations are if someone wanted to make the move to NYC, Asia or elsewhere? I'm specifically referring to the global firms with offices in Canada (Norton Rose, Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, etc.) versus Canadian-centric firms. How important is having that global brand on your resume versus the quality of work you have on your resume or deal sheet? I'm asking on the assumption that many of the Canadian-centric firms may offer better files and work to associates than the international firms, though their names will be largely unrecognizable to lawyers and recruiters outside of Canada. I'm referring to solicitor side work (Corporate/Capital Markets/M&A) as opposed to litigation. Many thanks!
  13. If someone articles, leave the legal industry for a few years to move to NYC to work in various business roles, and hopes to return to practice in Canada in a few years...how difficult would it be? Does anyone have experience or know anyone who's gone through this route?
  14. Hi, figured I'd bump this thread. Where can one obtain these model answers? I went to law school out of province so don't have an extensive network of people/resources.
  15. Medici brings up valid points, many of which I agree with. As he mentioned, you probably shouldn't worry about the seven sisters so disregard anything you hear about them. Location is important, but by no means should be a dealbreaker. Most students don't get jobs through connections, and often times even if you did make a connection, they'd have very little sway as to the final decision. While important, I believe location (for networking) should be one of the factors considered later on in the process, after you've weighed out finances, course selection, learning environment, accommodation, etc. I think the key takeaway from this entire discussion is: all three schools will get you to Bay St. It's your grades and softs (but mostly grades) which get you the OCI's. After that it's about how much they like you.
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