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Posts posted by harveyspecter993

  1. What do you do if you're asked a question that's related to a confidential matter that you can't answer? For one of my jobs I can talk about it in generalities but if I'm asked a question relating to the specifics of the subject matter is it ok to say that I signed an NDA and so can't delve into specifics? Will interviewers not take kindly to such a response?

  2. On 10/4/2019 at 11:47 PM, grishamlaw said:

    Do not read our recent cases. Do not read our recent cases. Please. Holy shit this is terrible advice. It's going to be the student person and someone who wasn't on that case. Please don't do this. Are you trolling me right now 

    I heard the Morgans interviewers expect you to be up to speed on the firm's recent cases.

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  3. 4 minutes ago, Deadpool said:

    It is incredible how viewpoints shift with some real world experience under your belt, and once you are out of the OCI/law school bubble. The same law students I know who would have sold a kidney to get into a big firm back in law school, are now seeking out exit options 1-3 years out. This one person only wanted to surround themselves with other Bay Street gunners in law school and recently told me that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Just some food for thought. I think working at a big firm can definitely be enjoyable and valuable experience if that is where your interests lie, but you need to have the maturity and emotional intelligence to know what you want out of it. You need to know yourself well and have realistic expectations. 

    Mansion next to Drake's and a trophy wife.

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  4. 4 hours ago, Newfoundland said:

    Thanks! I have heard some stuff about alternates that I am not sure if to believe where my peers have made inferences from the fact that you were ranked like 61st at the firm at your school that hires 25 in total. But I plan on giving it my best shot regardless what my peer thinks and have said

    U of T shows you what firms rank you?

  5. 37 minutes ago, jayoh said:

    I transferred to Osgoode with a B+ average (A-, A-, B+, B+, B+, B) and got 1 OCI.

    Still don;'t know how to process it

    Did you have the blank page problem with Toronto OCI apps? Typos on cover letters? 

  6. 5 minutes ago, Trew said:

    business law/Bay Street. I know for a fact that people with lower grades than OP have gotten more OCIs

    There are always outliers but I'd say on average that grade range is not helpful. Obviously stuff like nepotism and actual connections (not someone you met for coffee one time) can make up for a non-A /high B+ average.

  7. 1 minute ago, Simbaa said:

    I really don't think it helps much. When I did OCIs at Oz, many of the B/B+ and even the rare C+ students (connections, nepotism, varsity athletes, etc.) were hired over the A students. The grades can get you the interview, but you have 17 minutes to sell yourself in an interview and make the people sitting across from you like you. Your grades are not what is going to make them like you, but rather how you converse with them and your personality. 

    Which firms did this happen at. Was this at sisters or other national firms?

  8. 4 minutes ago, mazzystar said:

    Probably, yeah. I know it was a gamble, but there's going to be a pretty significant movement towards the area I talked about because of growing investor interests and activities of various financial entities and foreign governments. I just kinda assumed these firms picked up on those signals, although I am not too phased about all of this.

    Although I am interested in returning to Toronto, I'd rather pursue my career interest from a different angle if this kind of space doesn't exist yet in biglaw. 

    Is this cannabis?

  9. 14 minutes ago, RollMaster said:

    Probably gonna have a hard time explaining why you applied / want to work there other than “because it was there”. Same reason I personally didn’t apply to any of the personal injury and labour firms. But your call. 

    I'll probably turn them down if my list is decent. Honestly, I'm surprised they even offered me an OCI. There's nothing on my profile that says tax.

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