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  1. I had about 3 acceptances before I got the one I really wanted. I shed a few tears of relief not going to lie. I remember having to shed those tears discretely because I was at work and ...well the people at my work would have never let me live if they caught me crying lol
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    What are the time slots for in-firm interviews?

    I would also just add that you should be cautious about scheduling first interviews on the Tuesday. If you absolutely must, perhaps you can schedule one in the 8-10 slot, but ideally you should leave yourself available to schedule follow up interviews, lunches and receptions on the Tuesday. I found the Tuesday the trickiest to navigate because of scheduling conflicts with second interviews (which followed the normal schedule) and lunches/receptions (which were scheduled at odd times and didn't last for a fixed time. Example: I had a 12:30 lunch that lasted for over 2 hours)
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    I’ve talked to students who appeared to love it and one who hated his or her life. But this can be said for any of the big firms. Work life balance is not necessarily a thing at these type of firms, especially early on in your career. No one should go to a large full service firm looking for work life balance (the partners seem to skip out early so... perhaps balance can be found after 15 years of practice ?)
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    minderbinder is right. They offered me a dinner after my first interview. I already had dinner scheduled in advance and offered to have lunch the next day instead. Had the lunch, got an offer. While I do think they offer dinner invitations in advance, I wouldnt be too worried about this - it really does not speak to your chances with them. Try not to add more stress to yourself in an already stressful process lol
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    Why you shouldn't go to U of T Law

    I sympathize with you. I really do. I also went to Oz and had friends who struggled to find proper paying articles. But the job market is garbage across the board and just attending UofT alone doesnt necessarily make you more employable... I would argue that, generally speaking, someone who really struggled to land decent articles from Oz would have possibly/likely also have struggled to get a job in the same market from UofT We don't actually know that UofT does better than most other Ontario law schools outside of the formal recruit and a student that doesnt land anything from UofT is arguably in worse position (unless their parents are footing the bill/the qualified for substantial financial aid)
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    Why you shouldn't go to U of T Law

    I’m surprised at the strong negative reaction this tread got. 0Ls come onto this site with blinders on. It’s helpful to start a discussion about how badly one will be affected by debt post- grad. And I think having a UofT specific thread from current students is hugely beneficial! Those students lusting after prestige should know exactly what they’re bargaining for everyone has tons of fun speaking ill of the dual Windsor program because of its ridiculous cost but how frequently do we raise concern about tuition at the other schools? UofT? Oz? Does staying in Toronto actually justify such a ridiculous price tag? Nope
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    Saying "First Choice"

    I doubt things ever get quiet. Some firms will give you the wink wink nudge nudge to let you know they like you back. Some firms will flat out tell you that you should focus your efforts else where and some firms will be less candid and you’ll need to read between the lines (ie: if a firm starts saying “it’s such a competitive year, there are a lot of great candidates..” it might be them letting you down easy) the issue is also that the person you tell “first choice” to might not know where you stand in terms of competitiveness. so they might say “we really like you too” and they’re likely being honest but don’t know where you rank
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    Reasonable Debt with Public Sector Aspirations

    The beauty is that even if your interests do change, no doors will be closed by attending Ottawa/Queens. Minimizing dept is always a good idea and will always make your life easier down the road. I have heard that UofT offers generous financial aid. Perhaps you should investigate this angle before deciding you don’t want to go there.
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    A Tale of Two Cities' (Recruits)

    OP's post reads like an LSAT question and I'm still slightly confused (lol) but if I understand what they are trying to do correctly, I disagree. I think it's perfectly acceptable to go through the process in her preferred city and keep the firms in the other city on the back burner (I'm assuming OP will know if she has offers from her preferred city before in-firms happen in the other city). OP may prefer to work in one city but may not get an offer. It happens all the time. So while she may not prefer to work in city B, I'm sure she prefers employment in City B over no job. From OP's post I didnt get the impression that she had "no interest" in accepting an offer from them.. it just seems like the other city isnt ideal
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    A Tale of Two Cities' (Recruits)

    I wish you had just named the cities.. my brain is too lazy to keep track of which city is which. But firms do communicate internally. I have a friend who interviewed in Calgary and Toronto at the same firm and the recruiters talked about it. During in-firms he was asked why he interviewed in Calgary since he expressed that he really wanted to work in Toronto. (it was fine in the end. He got hired in his city of choice)
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    Vancouver In-Firm Interview Tips

    1) firms will drop not-so-subtle hints but you have to be careful regardless because there are countless horror stories of students who received these signals but never got an offer on call day. For me, my signals included being told “you have nothing to worry about”, “I can’t say anything more because there are rules in place but rest assured *winkedity wink wink* everyone really likes you”, “you should be able to sleep easy tonight (I was hired that random year where offers were made at 8am)... I feel like they were very obvious lol 2) I dropped my “first choice” at the end of the second day but it’s important to make it clear throughout the second day (or even by the end of the first). You can say things like “I really love it here. Everyone I’ve met has been amazing. I can really see myself thriving here”. That sort of thing. Also, if a firm is pressuring you to say first choice but they aren’t, the above phrases work well at keeping them interested but not lying to them. Worked for me anyway
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    L2 3.4 LSAT 154, 160

    What’s you’re cGPA and where do you hope to practice. Ideally you’d need a higher lsat to overcome a super weak gpa
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    Chances LSAT 160 and, cGPA 3.65

    I doubt you'll get into the other schools with a 155 and your GPA. But don't worry about this. You're clearly capable of writing higher than a 155 - nerves get the best of most of us on test day. Bump up your LSAT by a few points and your odds will improve significantly.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    It's not very likely but it does happen. A few of my friends got calls they hadn't anticipated because the firm forgot to send them an ITC email. But this is less likely - some firms simply don't send rejection e-mails
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    How to research firms AND their reputations?

    You’re at McGill. Of course, having no clue what you’re interested in or where you applied, isn’t the Ottawa recruit coming up? I could be wrong I just know it’s after Toronto... again might not be helpful. But there are other options, even if they aren’t what you had in mind
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