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  1. pinkroses

    Advice for those with fewer OCIs

    I just wanted to offer positive encouragement by saying that last year I only had 3 OCIs and 1 in-firm and I ended up getting the job. I know it can be kind of discouraging and also a bit stressful since it feels like you have fewer chances, but you are also in a good position since you'll have more time than people with more interviews to research and prepare, and also won't be as tired on the day of your interviews.
  2. last year i was i think number 5 for a gov office, and number 15 (lol) for a biglaw firm, the gov office i moved down to i think number 2 but didn't get off the list, and the biglaw firm i think i moved down to number 12 but unsurprisingly did not get off the list. just to give you an idea of (in my experience) the type of movement there could be.
  3. I'm a 3L at Osgoode selling the 2017-2018 Consolidated Ontario Securities Act, Regulations and Rules 63rd Edition published by BLG. I used it last year for Securities Regulation. Selling it for $60 (paid over $100 for it). It has some highlighting. I can meet anywhere in Toronto.
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    Ask a 1L student

    i lived at 565 talbot in 1L. i liked it! not perfect but pretty good. i lived with a roommate and i thought the rent was pretty reasonable (i think we each paid 525 plus utilities or smth). the location is super good. really close walk to richmond row for going out like to bars and stuff, and also really close walk to the 106/6 bus stop that goes to school and also busses that go to masonville and stuff like that. also a pretty close walk to the greyhound station if you're going back to toronto or wherever. close-ish to the grocery store, there's a valumart that's like a 15ish minute walk, maybe even 20 mins, which is kinda far if you're carrying lots of groceries, but you can also take the bus for the 2 or 3 stops. the only con is that the building is not super nice, like it's definitely not a condo or anything near it lol, and the lobby sometimes smelled bad-ish (like really really strong cleaning products), and i definitely had some bug issues in my unit (like i frequently saw silverfish and centipedes) but it wasn't unbearable, like the bug issue was like a 3/10 issue for me. all in all i would give the building like a 7/10 haha.
  5. i'm not addressing reference letters to specific firms but just use the same for all, I did the same thing for OCIs and don't think it hurt me at all. wrt if they don't ask for letters, I feel like it doesn't really matter if you attach it or not, if you think you have a really good one then why not but if it's just so-so I wouldn't, but honestly I feel like it doesn't really matter. wrt how much they influence a decision idk but I feel like not that much.
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    i am also interested in this. but fwiw i feel like they haven't, just because i feel like i would somehow know about it (through either getting one, hearing of a friend getting one, on fb, idk some other way) if they had. i also feel like it's still relatively early.
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    Health Insurance Plan

    as far as i know we at osgoode have the same plan as the york undergraduate students. york graduate students have a different (and i think better) plan than us but i don't think we have the option of enrolling in it. as far as i know the only option is the york undergraduate plan (or you can opt out of it and get your own insurance elsewhere). i feel like the link you posted is our plan but idk for sure. the link i use (which i'm also not 100% sure is our plan lol) is this one: http://www.yfs.ca/health-and-dental/.
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    How are grades not out????

    sorry to post again but also where do we see our number GPA? like the 1-10 or w.e. it is scale?
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    How are grades not out????

    ok thanks for the feedback. haha I mean before this grade I thought maybe I would but wasn't too set either way, now I won't be pursuing it though. I am planning to apply to the full-service/mid-size firms that participate in the articling recruit but I guess I just won't try to do a rotation in securities.
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    How are grades not out????

    can I get your guys' feedback? I got 3 As and a C+ (securities).... before this semester all of my grades were B/B+ (with a low B+ average). do you think the C+ is a big deal for the articling recruit? does it take away from the other good grades? kinda disappointed. I knew I shouldn't have taken securities lol.
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    How are grades not out????

    did you guys see the grades that were briefly up on MyJD? not sure how much stock I should put into those but that's all that's like mildly holding me over right now
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    I think it just has to do with the number of hours the course goes for each week. like a 3 credit course is normally only once per week for 3 hours, whereas a four credit course is twice a week for 2 hours each time (so 4 hours total). it doesn't really matter which you take as long as your total amount of credits is enough. iirc you need 60 credits over 2L and 3L, and you can distribute that however you want (but I think 15 credits per term is what is "recommended").
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    Winter term grades 1L

    i've heard they're going to be released "late may" from the admin... so hopefully by wednesday :/. i'm also getting pretty anxious
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    Disclosure of Health Issues

    i'm going into 3L this year. i have some mental health conditions as well (ocd, anxiety, etc) and haven't heard about any possible issues with regard to being called to the bar. i know other people in law school with similar mental health concerns and i don't think think it should be an impediment. as was said above i feel like it would be pretty discriminatory if it was. i don't really know anything concretely but just my two cents.
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    Articling Timeline 2019/2020 - Toronto

    not sure where to ask so i'll ask it here: just made my profile on vilaw for the articling recruit and in the profile it asks me to put if i'm a 1L, 2L, 3L, etc. i just finished 2L.... so do i put 2L? or 3L? thanks!!