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  1. corruptfate

    Salary Negotiation Tips

    Curious to get more information about what you mean?
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    Travelling for OCIs

    AFIK, schools generally host OCIs in their city; not necessarily on their campus but sometimes at a nearby convention center. The only instance I've heard about students having to travel to a different city for OCIs is Ottawa recruit. If I remember correctly, last year a bunch of schools came to London and all the Ottawa firms did their OCIs there.
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    Dean's List 2018

    Its updated and currently under "view my grades" on student centre
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    Random and Insignificant Questions

    I don’t attend U of t (I attend Western) but I’m sure the following information is still accurate Regarding Question 1: Generally used books are fine but I would advise waiting to get the syllabus for your classes before buying books. If you’re buying older editions you can also check with your profs to see if it’s fine. Regarding Question 3: most summer positions begin early May and end mid August
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    Suits For Men

    To be honest I was planning to just machine wash them. I'm kind of new to all this but are they supposed to be dry cleaned?
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    Suits For Men

    Is 3 suits sufficient for summering? I currently have a dark blue and black suit. My plan was to get a grey suit and 5 shirts, with a mix of white and light blue
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    Anyone applied to LSAP?

    That was cGPA, I ended up getting into western and Queens. I accepted before I heard back from Osgoode
  8. To add on to that, I did my undergrad at Queens and am at Western now and very happy with my decision. London feels like an actual city and there is so much more to do. I will admit however, that I miss being near the lake in Kingston. I'm not sure how the clinics at Queen's work but at Western, you can apply to be a case worker in 1L. Even if you don't get selected to be a case worker you take a course that allows you to work at the clinic for a semester, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved if you want. The only thing I would say about Western is that the exchange options seem a bit limited compared to Queen's (from what I remember when I was checking Queen's out a few years ago). Another thing I enjoy about Western is the small class size but from what I understand, Queen's class is relatively small as well.
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    Anyone applied to LSAP?

    When I applied a few years ago, I had a slightly lower GPA (3.47) and a slightly higher LSAT (170) and was rejected
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    Quitting 2L Offer

    Something to consider is that you're only going to be at the firm for a few months. Like others have said, I don't think a difference in compensation for that short period of time is worth putting your reputation in the legal community at risk.
  11. In addition, if you have some connections with lawyers, you could always ask for a coffee-chat to discuss their practice.
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    Opinions on part-time jobs in 3L

    I don't see a reason not to if you can manage it. I'm currently in 2L and am working part time. Personally, I wouldn't know what to do with my free time if I didn't have a part time job. In terms of what jobs to look out for, I usually look for jobs available on campus/student-friendly jobs. I find those jobs are more understanding and flexible during exams or if you're busy a certain week with school.
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    any thoughts on Windsor vs Victoria?

    You should go to school where you want to work. Presumably, if you want to work somewhere in Ontario, it would be best to go to Windsor rather than UVic, otherwise, it may be more difficult to network and interview/find out about future positions.
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    Exchange versus taking more "relevant" courses

    I’m not sure about my firm, but I’ve heard some firms do
  15. Hi everyone, Exchange applications are due soon at my school and I'm trying to figure out what I should do. During the fall semester, I took several criminal law courses with the intent in pursuing a career in criminal law. However, my interests shifted by the time OCIs rolled around, which I was then fortunate enough to secure a 2L position at a full service firm. At this point, the only corporate course I've taken is corporate law in 1L. Due to my school's selection of courses, I likely won't be able to take any corporate-related courses in winter term. So my question is, should I go on exchange? On the one hand, I am very interested in doing an exchange in 3L. On the other, I'm concerned I will be at a disadvantage (in terms of knowledge) by taking fewer corporate-related courses. Furthermore, I'm not sure if it will affect how the firm perceives me if my transcript shows that I have only taken 1 corporate course and the rest being criminal (although one of those courses is evidence, which is useful in civil litigation). If I do go on exchange, I will have 2 electives in 3L which I plan to use to take income tax and some other corporate course ( trusts, bankruptcy, employment, securities, and M&A). If I decide not to go on exchange, it will leave me with a 6 electives.