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  1. Not entirely correct. Every upper year (2L and 3L) officially gets the Toronto infirms days off (Mon-Wed). It's literally called a Study Break for those three days. A proportion of 2Ls will have Toronto interviews (unfortunately many will not or some do not participate). Naturally if you have interviews, you aren't taking study break off. Other 2Ls will. Class resume that Thursday but most people just take the week off. Some profs even cancel the Thursday/Friday classes if they are nice. 1L's do not get these days off because they have ADR. 3L is a joke.
  2. These roles are good for the firm, not so good for the person doing this role. However, it pays well per hour, and it's a good gap filler between jobs. That's about it. If you look at the top firms (by M&A deal volume), you will notice some of them this type of branch to service their main practice areas.
  3. People will get off the waitlist as late as the last week of August. I guess those people have no hope of orgnaizing their life with only a week. Come on, how are you going to be a lawyer and think you can't get your shit together in a week? Good luck managing your 1L courseload if you're stressing over something so small.
  4. Law does not follow the Fall reading week for Western undergrads. First years will go all the way through. Second and third years technically get a "fall study week", but a proportion of the second years will be doing Toronto interviews at that time. Only third year law students truly benefit from this week off.
  5. parking at western sucks and is expensive
  6. Check the facebook group. Many upper years have detailed research about this topic theyll love to share.
  7. Have not heard any of my peers get interview offers. Any news from anyone on the job front?
  8. Students often mix up time spent in the library vs time spent studying. Common error
  9. Go to prof office hours. How much can someone 1-2 year removed from a course really tutor you on?
  10. Extracurriculars generally will not make up for otherwise mediocre/average marks
  11. I thought the fidelity posting was for 2018-2019, there was one for 2019-2020?
  12. That's the thing. Every passing recruit, every passing year, my zeal and joy continues to drop regarding my career prospects. Look at the articling recruit - majority of the firms who were hiring do insurance litigation. Not to insult people with legitimate interest in that field, but do students really enter law schooling being excited to do insurance defense work? I don't know. Maybe they do. Maybe they don't. But that's the type of work available. However, if we were to be picky and follow our dreams of trying business law work, then there's maybe 5 firms you could have applied to this recruit. Probably smarter to apply broadly.
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