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  1. Bud, you are being really obtuse. QuincyWagstaff's comment I agree would be dumb as hell, EXCEPT that it was in response -- you can see, Quincy quoted it in their response -- to a post that begins with "So I was in a meeting with a partner at the accounting firm I'm now working for." Pretty fair to assume this person is at least an articling student if not a lawyer. And when persons say income, they are generally referring to gross. So it's absolutely right to wonder - hey lawyer working for PwC or whatever, you're not making more than 48,000 a year? First year accountants at the Big 4, who are fresh out of undergrad, make about that salary.
  2. I think most think Loding are higher quality than AE, or at least the same level. The kinds of brands Woolridge carries are all or almost all definitely higher quality than AE. Tricker's, Cheaney, etc. Last time I checked Loding had some EEE sizes. If you're very certain you need wide shoes I'd bet you are close enough to EEE. I don't know if Woolridge keeps them in stock but i would just call him to see. He is an artisan/aficianado sort and I'm sure could order them for you. The stores are pretty close together, both are downtown. First Canadian and Commerce Court or something like that, going off memory here. Other than the Rack, it's really eBay, AE's own website or shoebank (for seconds), or a thrift store. Or get fitted at an AE store in the states.
  3. If you have that kind of budget, I would just buy Loding or an English shoe at Woolridge. Also, I think the answer to your question is no. Last time I checked Nordstrom in-store just had a few different sizes but just in D width.
  4. Sounds like you've not gotten a job through the undergrad ibanking recruit for one reason or another. I am not trying to be mean when I say that I suggest improving your maturity a bit before applying to an MBA at a top school -- including the USA if you have the financial resources to do so, and putting most of your efforts towards the finance angle, if you have the chops for it. I wouldn't recommend law unless your mindset towards it changes a lot.
  5. I'm sure not everywhere, but it is known to exist.
  6. If you're prone to busting pants, I vote 2, charcoal and navy. If you're not, I lean 3 suits, add in a medium grey or something.
  7. OP, I agree with ghalm and deadpool. Odd whow some are trying to start a debate about affirmative action. Affirmative action is not a policy in Canada. To anyone in this thread thinking things like "oh, I never see anything racist", or "oh, I never see anyone being othered" -- you should consider the possibility that you might not experience or notice these things, despite them happening. That kind of attitude is reminscient of the men -- in every industry -- that question and doubt the plague of sexual assaults and sexual harassment against women in their industry, because "if it happened they would have heard about it."
  8. Thanks, looks interesting. And there is some more free EDI CPD here: https://lso.ca/about-lso/initiatives/edi/cpd-equality,-diversity-and-inclusion-requirement
  9. What are folks' thoughts on knit ties? Material, width, colours and patterns, square end vs point? Right now I'm thinking of getting some silk/wool, > 2 inches, something in the realm of navy/brown/burgundy/black and primarily solid, square end.
  10. Is your position that no break is too short, or are you referring to the trend these days of cropped pants/ankle pants? I wouldn't disagree that if I were counselling a law student, to go for somewhere in the range of 1/4 to 1/2 break, because that shouldn't offend anyone. A full break can look sloppy. But who am I kidding, this kind of thing is unnoticed in any event by most.
  11. Yes. For example, say I'm the hiring partner of a litigation boutique. And you're applying for a job at the boutique, and let's say you're going to be in a leadership role at a legal aid clinic at the school where you'll have to be on your feet, have carriage of your own files, assess evidence, and so on. That's valuable information to me: it shows you have a significant enough interest in litigation to take on this role, and it will develop your skills in the area. Or let's say you're applying to family law positions and you're going to be in Osgoode's family law project (I think that's what it's called). Same basic rationale applies - you're clearly interested, you're going to learn valuable skills and subject matter... For that matter, if you can, try to connect things you've done in the past to the new role you're taking on. It can make for an interesting/compelling story to tell in the cover letter. For example - maybe you took family law in 2nd year and really liked it and want to practice in it and are doing a family law clinic in 3rd year. Not that I would write the cover letter just like that, but you see what I mean.
  12. I have to go with the crowd here. If the posting says "Two letters of reference" and an applicant sends three or four, I don't know if I would bin their application, but to me it would probably be a negative.
  13. I agree. Just change the tie. Shirt you could change, or not. I might've worn a white shirt every day of recruiting, or maybe some light blues, I can't remember at all. And I'm sure the recruiters wouldn't have noticed, because I just wore solid white/light blue shirts. Do stick to a solid charcoal or navy suit. Some texture is fine, but nothing like a windowpane or something.
  14. Are you in a solicitor or litigation practice or both? If you can provide further context the advice can probably be more tailored. That being said, be careful about being too identifying as well.
  15. I wish I'd taken Statutory Interpretation. I've heard good things about the test case course(s). Trial Advocacy is fun and the final was a sort of mini-trial, as opposed to a paper or written exam. But if you're set on corporate, odds are you won't be in a position to assign it the priority you'd need to to get into the course.
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