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harveyspecter993

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  1. I'm on the mailing list for a few clubs so I count myself as a member. I get email invitations to firm tours just by being on the mailing list. My point is that, given the time commitment involved in actively participating as a 1L rep and how comparatively little it improves a resume, I just don't think it's worth it. You don't have that much free time as a 1L and so what free time you do have has to be husbanded. It's only to be taken up if its your only remaining option for an extracurricular. Going back to our example, if either Barry or Sally is in the IP clinic then there's no need to be a 1L rep for the IP club as well. The time would be better spent on schoolwork.
  2. You don't have to be an exec to be part of a club. Moreover, I'd argue that simply going on the firm tour shows interest. Furthermore, if Barry and Sally are at an IP firm on a tour and Barry happens to be in the IP clinic whilst Sally is a 1L rep of the IP club guess who would be a stronger prospect.
  3. You should pursue extracurriculars that you find interesting and impart you with skills that law firms look for. Definitely go for depth over breadth. I'd add that being a member of a club doesn't really count as an extracurricular. I'd also caution against being a 1L rep for a club. It's an incredibly useless post that just saps your free time and adds nothing to your resume. The options you should be looking at are clinics, moots, law journal and PBSC. Maybe the school paper and student government but these last two shouldn't be your first choice. I'd start off with 1 in term 1 and add a second in term 2 if you can handle it. That said, apply to everything rather than just your first choices. Hopefully you'll have a a few offers.
  4. Has there been a general increase for other schools as well?
  5. I think I'm missing the joke here. Is this sarcasm?
  6. Wow, that sounds incredibly unprofessional of the interviewers.
  7. There's only one law school that that has a subway station named after it. Moreover, Osgoode also dual JD programs. There's at least the JD/MA in philosophy and the JD/MES, (environmental studies)
  8. 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.
  9. Why are upper year courses a waste of time from your respective viewpoints?
  10. 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.
  11. As a 2L, how have you been able to do 5 clinics/intensives? Is that even possible?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Is commercial law an interesting course?
  15. 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.
  16. Is the coding bootcamp required? It seems strange to me for a law school to require its students know how to code.
  17. How much do first-years at Epstein Cole make? They're not listed on NALP.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Six weeks is about how long we had to wait for our first semester grades so I can live with that.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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