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  1. No, it's not necessary, and you're fine. You already know you're in on stats alone already, so why are you worrying? Just send in your applications and you're done.
  2. What does this have to do with anything?
  3. No, I think the bias is good because it makes whiny conservatives like you fill your diaper. Your first thought on hearing the Prime Minister did something racist was run to bump an old thread to try and score points for your “team”, because to you the racism isn’t really the issue, it’s just an opportunity to poke a lib in the eye.
  4. And if they don't, you'll shut the fuck up about their supposed bias?
  5. Sure, but an admissions committee member isn't going to say "oh great, intramural water polo, that's someone we need in our cohort". It's a nice to have but it's not a strong EC by any stretch and unlikely to matter from an admissions perspective if the grades and LSAT aren't already in "easy admit" territory. I think these are interesting posts for people to read: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/news/incoming-meet-more-new-students-in-class-2022 https://www.utoronto.ca/news/five-incoming-students-u-t-s-faculty-law-and-why-these-women-chose-study-law Not to say this is the be all and end all, U of T has a big class, but take a look at the EC experiences highlighted here for an example of some "strong" ECs.
  6. In Ontario there's no such thing as "early".
  7. The logic of not getting a PFO applies equally to not getting an ITC. It doesn't mean anything.
  8. There are a lot more boutiques and smaller firms working on "M&A" write large and corporate finance (in the broadest of senses) that you might think. Take a look around and do some additional searching - there are a bunch that don't recruit through the traditional rigid channels, as far as I can tell. If you're looking to work on large public capital markets transactions, those are few and far between outside of the big firms, some of whom might have articling openings if you reach out - once you're passed the formal recruit cycle, it doesn't hurt to try, though I wouldn't approach every single one. But if you're willing to do M&A writ large (again, largely not public M&A, but the myriad types of private M&A that occur constantly without anyone paying attention), smaller firms do that kind of work all the time. Once you're outside the formal recruit, you have to do a bit more proactive searching and digging because the process isn't spoon fed, but likewise, there are way more law firms out there doing certain types of work that anyone truly appreciates. I work in a big firm and constantly come across firms doing work that I do that I've never heard of, which means that work does exist in some fashion at smaller and mid-size shops.
  9. Seems like your boss is pretty decent and conscientious. I'd take the silver lining here as I imagine there are many students who would trade their shitty boss for your shitty assistant.
  10. Haven't you already posted a thread about this topic?
  11. I actually don't think anyone would have a different view if it were an associate rather than an assistant. In fact, a lot of these same views and discussions arise when people talk about their own movement. No, you've missed the point entirely, because there are three branches: (i) their desire to make the offer, (ii) the authority to do so, and (iii) (side note: the entire purpose of this thread) concern over his relationship with his soon-to-be former firm. Just because the assistant might choose to leave doesn't mean the principals would not hold it against OP, which is exactly what OP is concerned about. Edit: Also the cartel aside is just silly. People are concerned about poaching talent all the time in every single industry for fear of pissing off a key relationship, it's got nothing to do with the other legitimate criticisms of law firms.
  12. Don't be a dick dude. You can look up the U of T medians here. https://www.law.utoronto.ca/about/jd-first-year-class-profile You're smart enough, use google instead of bragging.
  13. Yes, this is the better approach if you intend to name drop. I've met students before at open houses and spent time discussing my practice area and the firm. The students might find me memorable if they spent a long time there chatting. I'm not going to remember them without them prompting me.
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