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  1. Pretty unlikely that they will transfer you to Edmonton/Calgary anytime soon with the political climate. They increased the number of articling students specifically to get people into the rural areas. Similar issues in healthcare.
  2. People here are getting all up in arms about $1000 shoes, but there are probably plenty of people at your offices every day who are easily wearing $2000 on them and you would have no idea - take a Hugo Boss/Theory suit and a shirt, quality shoes, watch/jewellery, and a tote. None of that is necessarily flashy or tacky.
  3. Oh yeah, I don't recommend Aldo in any way. I only meant that the horsebit is not unique to Gucci.
  4. There are loafers with a horsebit for like $30 at Aldo. Some people might recognize a Gucci loafer even if it doesn't have anything super branded on it (like the GG/red and green stripe) but I doubt most people would.
  5. It really depends on the style, but I can't imagine that these would stick out in any way (first result on Google): https://www.gucci.com/ca/en/pr/women/shoes-for-women/moccasins-and-loafers-for-women/gucci-jordaan-leather-loafer-p-404069BLM001000?gclid=Cj0KCQiApaXxBRDNARIsAGFdaB8fKU3Ch7PqriTkFD_PHTrKUj2dHUWyasEXblabrmat9KvOhRY4i9AaAvtfEALw_wcB
  6. That usually happens when you open the PDF in your browser rather than Adobe Reader/Acrobat.
  7. This whole thread is strange... Calm down, you haven't started law school yet. You don't need to decide anything about your career now. Working 30 hours a week while in law school is definitely not going to work. Also, how do you have offers at other firms when you haven't started law school yet?
  8. Yes, exactly. I can see how my original question about commas might seem pedantic at first, but the proper use of punctuation makes reading much easier and avoids ambiguity. As lawyers, we need to communicate as clearly and effectively as possible, and most grammar rules help with that.
  9. I think an em-dash would also work there.
  10. I've noticed that the legal profession seems to use fewer commas than you generally see everywhere else. I often see sentences like these in pleadings and textbooks: In 2019 the Plaintiffs filed an application. In the alternative the Defendants claim... The car which he acquired in 2012... Is there any reason that commas are missing in these kind of sentences? I can see how a comma might introduce ambiguity in some circumstances, but I can't see it in these examples. Are there some conventions in the legal profession about commas that I'm missing?
  11. To add onto @barelylegal's post, not only are firms looking for different things, but you have to remember that, at the end of the day, it's individual people who review the applications. So for example, let's say the person reviewing the app was on Law Review and that was a big part of their law school experience. And they are a huge soccer fan. Candidate A did Law Review and is a star soccer player. Candidate B has slightly better grades and mooted. Candidate A gets an interview over Candidate B. Hiring is full of these subjective decisions.
  12. It's completely understandable that those who weren't successful will be angry (and in some cases, irrationally so) at the process. They're asking "why me?" when there are many qualified, bright students who are used to a certain level of success and have had their hopes dashed. There isn't necessarily a "why", only the fact that there are limited spots and it may come down to even arbitrary differences between candidates. The biggest problem with the OCI process isn't anything really about the process itself - it's the expectation of a neat timeline where you can finally end your job search. Since the successful students will have their articles lined up well before graduating, other students want that security/finality too. Yes, it's hard, and there's no getting around that with these formal recruitment cycles. There's always going to be the mentality of "OK, 1L recruit... now 2L recruit... ugh articling week is my last chance... and then what?". Just know that those cycles are absolutely not the end. Keep your head up. Other posters have mentioned it before, but there are many opportunities to get into BigLaw later on in your career if that's what you want. There are plenty of other firms doing interesting work that will be hiring for articling outside the formal processes. Just keep making connections, applying, and keeping an open mind - you may end up far happier than if you got that 2L BigLaw job in the first place.
  13. Am I understanding correctly that the Bay St firm participated in the 2L recruit, didn't participate in articling week, and hired somebody for articling outside both processes? I don't doubt this is possible, but it seems quite unlikely unless you have a strong personal connection with somebody at the firm.
  14. I believe they are done calling.
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