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  1. What helped me in interviews was keeping things conversational and not defaulting to the structure of answering a question and waiting for the next one. I also tried to share a lot about myself in my response to every question to be more memorable than the other candidates. I ended up with offers from all the clinics/summer jobs where I interviewed so I must be doing something right.
  2. Why are upper year courses a waste of time from your respective viewpoints?
  3. Do you get FOMO from having fewer credits available for regular courses? I'm the type of person who would regularly max out my credits in undergrad just to take as many courses as possible so I'm deeply saddened by how many 2L credits my clinic is eating up.
  4. As a 2L, how have you been able to do 5 clinics/intensives? Is that even possible?
  5. Wrapping my head around the McGill guide was hard enough. If I had to learn how to code as well I would've jumped out a window.
  6. It's useful to be in Toronto especially when you're interviewing for summer jobs. I can't imagine driving in from London just for a one hour interview.
  7. Is commercial law an interesting course?
  8. Schools care about cumulative marks, be that CGPA, L2 or B2. They're not going to be bothered by a few low individual grades early on in your undergraduate degree if you're doing fine cumulatively. You're in an okay position at the moment. Just work on that upward trajectory and don't take any more "problematic" courses.
  9. Is the coding bootcamp required? It seems strange to me for a law school to require its students know how to code.
  10. How much do first-years at Epstein Cole make? They're not listed on NALP.
  11. 1. I have no evidence for this but I suspect that Osgoode just feels it has to keep up with U of T in terms of tuition. That said, we have more clinics than any other law school and the funding for them has to come from somewhere. 5. Networking is key for those, especially as they don't do interviews.
  12. https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2019/february/dentons-announces-first-year-students-joining-the-toronto-office-in-summer-2019
  13. Six weeks is about how long we had to wait for our first semester grades so I can live with that.
  14. I second the above, call the school to confirm. The point you raised in your side note is an interesting fact pattern though. My sense is that if the OLSAS offer is accidental, an innocent or negligent misrepresentation in effect, Windsor wouldn't be forced to accept you, i.e.specific performance would not be on the cards.
  15. The premise of this thread troubles me because it feeds into the inaccurate notion that minorities advance based on affirmative action policies (quasi or otherwise) rather than on merit.
  16. I'm curious how long we'll have to wait once exams are done.
  17. Osgoode has several of each in 1L. @chaboywb I've responded via PM
  18. One point that doesn't get emphasized enough on this forum is the importance of extracurriculars in 1L, and not just any extracurriculars but those that give you transferable skills. That puts clinics at the top of the list followed by moots. A while ago I spent a few hours looking at the profiles of incoming summer students and almost all of them had at least a clinic. The best had the clinic/moot team holy grail combo.
  19. I concur with the initial responses. Defer law school for a year and do the MA program.
  20. Would it be a faux pas to wear a tan suit to a networking event? I don't get enough chances to wear my tan suit and it honestly looks really good on me.
  21. What I will say is that being forced to wait until late in the summer to get access to the LOC can be a blessing in disguise. The longer you have that money sitting there the more appealing a holiday in Bali starts to look.
  22. It will be very interesting to see how well Chick fil a does when it opens in Toronto.
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