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  1. Professor Niblett on Jeopardy
  2. You may have a lunch on the Wednesday, so you could be done as late as 2pm. I haven't heard of anyone having anything after 2pm on the Wednesday.
  3. The number of OCIs and the number of in-firms they give are proportionate to the number of students they want to hire. Therefore, you should not assume your chances are worse at a firm only looking to hire 5 students vs. 40.
  4. I'm pretty sure U of T's employment stats aren't what's going to make students pick another school...
  5. Get something powerful for your laptop. You don't want to it crashing during your exams (the software that is used takes up a lot of power and many laptops freeze up).
  6. Reading this also made me realize how firm-dependent this all is. Law firms I've been at in the past (smaller firms), the summer training was actually quite valuable. I haven't worked at a 7 sister so I realize I'm not sure how much their training differs. I know, I'm sorry. I was mostly joking, but it is a little true at times, and I find that funny. In September: "I hate Bay Street, I can't believe anyone would ever want to work there. Stupid rich kids going to work at daddy's firm." Gets December grades back and they're good "So... I'm thinking of applying here and here and here. Can you help me with my cover letters?" Doh. It's really sad how many people feel this pressure to go to Bay Street. There are so many reasons why it is not right for so many people (including the reasons you mentioned). So why do so many people seem to all of a sudden "cave" as if they have to go? I understand the debt considerations, but it seems as though many law students (at least at U of T) haven't gotten over peer pressure/what other people think of them. They see some people go to Bay Street (guess what? It might actually be the right place for some people. Doesn't mean that you have to go!), and then immediately assume that they must all go as well. It's quite sad, really. Haha, I agree, I can't tell you how many 0Ls (or 1Ls or even 2Ls) have told me they don't know what area of law they want to practice in, but they want a job at a seven sisters!
  7. It's definitely dependent on your school, and even within your school, on your schedule... At U of T you should have 4 large section courses (full year) For each of those, you will generally have 100% exams in April. In December, you will have a "fail-safe" test that is worth 20% of that April exam mark if it is to your advantage (if you do poorly, the April exam is worth 100%). There are some exceptions, for example one of the Torts classes this year has an essay worth 30% of their mark, and the exam is worth 70%. You will have 1 mid-size section each semester. Legal Process in the Fall and Admin in the Winter. For me, there was an essay worth 25% of our Legal Process mark (due at the exam) and the final exam (in December was worth 75%). In Admin, we had an essay worth 40% due around midterm, and the exam will be worth 60%. You will have 1 small groups class (full year), which will be most flexible. It will generally be graded primarily on papers (e.g. memos). For me, I had a 25% memo due in the Fall, a 45% research memo due in the Spring, and a 30% exam in April (even for this exam there was a "fail-safe" test in December, worth 20% of the April exam mark, if it was to my advantage). 4/6 of my exams were completely open book, 2/6 of my exams were closed book but we were provided with the Table of Contents, including all the case names. Edit: And one of those 2 closed book exams we also received the full exam questions 2 weeks in advance.
  8. The whole point I was trying to make is that when you are wasting money training them, you are better off training them paying them shit (comparatively) than paying them a lot. But any way, right now is not the time to spend time debating. I'm pretty sure we're not actually disagreeing much in substance. It's also interesting how often people are not interested in 7 sister firms with those reputations when they know they can't get interviews with them.
  9. There's tons of relationships in law school, tons of buddy-fucking (it is so much like high school), and tons of people that say they would never even if their lives depended on it date another law student. You'll find a bit of everything, but there's definitely lots of long-term relationships formed.
  10. Haha, yeah, my SO had to learn to make friends again when I started law school It was quite cute, really.
  11. Oh my, you really are looking for ways to procrastinate today Love it!
  12. With this thread being re-vived, I want to bump t3ctonics post because it is SO GOOD. I wish I had read his post re: school v. relationship priorities, law school events (so true!), and drinking before starting law school. This too:
  13. When are your midterms? Edit: At U of T, our midterms are in December, so the intensity starts to hit people mid-November (I would say most people started on their maps early to mid November, and that is when people start to panic). For me, my small groups class had a memo about 3rd week of October, so it made that time stressful, too (taking care of that on top of keeping up with readings). It is very dependent on your specific schedule. If you don't know your schedule yet, or don't want to post it, feel free to PM me when you do and we can discuss it. Either way, if you are dedicated to doing well in school and being good with your SO while your SO is there, it is more than possible -- at any time of the year.
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