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JohnsonWest last won the day on February 4 2016

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  1. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    awesome, 8 is a good number. happy to hear. best of luck
  2. JohnsonWest

    1L Grade Feedback

    Those are excellent grades, and super congrats on the A+ in contracts. It really sucks that you didn't do as well as you hoped in Con but oh well. You will certainly have OCI's but I also agree with the first responder that the C+ in an important course may take you out of the running for a few firms. Nonetheless, your grades are mostly superb and I'm sure you'll be fine. Congrats!!
  3. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

  4. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    Unfortunately the path that I took to get to bay street is not a common one and I would like to keep it disclosed for clear reasons to do with anonymity.
  5. low 170's minimum
  6. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    Yep. Thanks for settling it.
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    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

  8. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    Lol why are you getting so mad? I'm at a sister firm, and friends with the recruiter here. I know that at my firm, a C makes you very unlikely to get an interview. Should you have A's in the rest of your classes, you're probably fine. Way to take what I'm saying to its logical extreme in an attempt to beat me down with it. Is that clearer for you? Or do you want me to spoonfeed you some more? Also, I never put words in your mouth, so don't do the same with me. You literally said word for word that "people go to the SCC with C's." You should've been clearer.
  9. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    agreed. no idea where he's getting his info from.
  10. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    At some firms a C+ does make a difference. For firms who get over 1000 applications, and they do exist, a C can mean your application is getting tossed unfortunately. "People go to the SCC with C's". Haha okay. As for your last question, just because I advise this individual to spend time on his application doesn't necessarily mean I'm telling others to do the opposite.
  11. JohnsonWest

    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

    Your overall average is solid but that C+ in torts isn't. I'm sure you'll get OCI's but 15-20 seems a bit much. I work on Bay street and from what I've heard from our hiring committee, having a C is fine if it's in a less important course, but Torts being a black letter law course isn't in your favour. Best of luck and let us know how it goes. My advice would be to spend a lot of time on your applications this summer, and reach out to potential employers and ask to go for coffee with their summer students and articling students. That way you'll have something to talk about on your cover letters as well.
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    Thoughts on 1L Grades for OCI

  13. JohnsonWest

    Enviornmental Law?

    Dal also has an environmental law focus/certificate, and from what I've heard from friends who are in the program, enviro law practitioners teach the courses. Some of these practitioners work in the area of enviro law litigation, so they represent people suing companies and groups for dumping their chemicals and stuff like that. Not an area I'm personally interested in but it sounds like cool stuff.
  14. JohnsonWest

    One 'C' in my practice area of interest

    is this true? my firm (bay st sister) hired me through the toronto recruit and didn't even ask for any of my 2L grades. i'm pretty worried since i ended up with a B- in tax and i wanna do tax. but they haven't asked and are actually going to be giving us our articling offers soon too from what i hear.
  15. JohnsonWest

    Bad 1L Grades - large distribution

    Toronto OCI's are not out. I have a low B+ average and received plenty of interviews and even an offer. I have friends also got bay street jobs with a B average from non UofT schools.