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harveyspecter993

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  1. Some profs have already sent out requests for applications. I think different profs have different methods of selection. I'm pretty sure you need to have had an A+ in a course to be a dean's fellow.
  2. I've suspected this for years but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to be accused of elitism.
  3. So why does everyone on here say that all schools are equal and you can get a great education at any one?
  4. Ok so if it's understood that some firms are more competitive than others could you kindly name said firms? What are these biases based on? Is it simply the fact that a particular firm might have more alumni from a particular school or are there perceptions about the strength of the student bodies at various schools?
  5. Does the conventional wisdom of needing around a B+ average hold true for all big firms or are there some which have higher thresholds? For example, since Davies pays so much I get the sense that they only hire A students. Is that accurate?
  6. There was a special someone on the forum who made it his mission to dissuade everyone from applying.
  7. Thank you. I must add, though, that it feels incredibly awkward calling someone four decades older than me by their first name. I guess it's something I just have to get used to.
  8. Is it safe to assume a first name basis if the sign off on their reply to my email only has their first name?
  9. I know of four hires, two with A+ averages, one with an B+ average and one with a B. I also heard of C students getting interviews.
  10. They were introduced by their first names by another lawyer.
  11. What average does this come up to? B and B+ students were hired in the 1L recruit so for the 2L this looks decent to me.
  12. As a law student, how should I address senior associates and partners at a law firm in an email? By first name or last? For context I'm not cold calling. We have had at least one meeting and I was asked to send an email on a given matter. I am not a summer student at the firm in question. Thank you.
  13. Your work for your clients. Who else would you work for?
  14. Law isn't a profession to get rich in. Even biglaw partners in New York aren't really rich compared to their clients. You can't really get rich working for other people. You can get comfortable,very much so in fact, but not rich.
  15. I read an article a while ago about partner salaries in toronto and the highest listed was osler at 450k. I don't remember what website I saw this on. It may have been describing average salaries rather than a strict cap. Nonetheless I do recall reading elsewhere that some firms cap partner salaries based on seniority. I believe Cravath is one such firm. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/business/cravath-kirkland-ellis-partner-poaching.amp.html
  16. I thought Bay street partners maxed out at 450k. I recall reading that somewhere.
  17. Presumably so they can target that area of law for a career? That seems pretty straightforward to me from the question.
  18. I did add that I think it's fine if its literally your only chance for an extracurricular. We can agree to disagree on the broader point.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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