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  1. I'm assuming you aren't a student at the law school, so it's probably not the best idea to talk as if you're some kind of authority when you know nothing. If you actually are or were a student, do you have any examples of this happening? If you do, then maybe you'll be worth paying attention to. The most controversial thing that has happened in my two years here is someone posting a sign saying that snails shouldn't be allowed in the library.
  2. If the associates do that, is it one of the very few ways to get the prestigious title of Gucci Mane, which the partners only bestow upon those exceptional few associates who they envision becoming partners as a way to indicate their future wealth?
  3. Oh, my bad. That one was from our other interesting friend I guess
  4. Why are you guys spending so much time on a stupid comment made by a guy who was so obsessed about the OCI process and getting a job through it that he asked a question along the lines of “will people notice if my tie isn’t silk?”, and other similar things. You're probably not changing his mind, and everyone else knows it was a dumb thing to say. Piling on doesn’t really do much.
  5. Everyone, with the exception of maybe a few mature students, wears a backpack. I don't have a briefcase, have never had a use for one, and don't think I've ever seen anyone carrying around a briefcase. Law school is very much like undergrad in terms of what people wear. It's not something to worry about.
  6. Kinda happened to me too. I got a PFO for an OCI the day before infirms. Not from a firm I had an OCI with, this was a firm I applied to in August, did not get offered an OCI with them, and then the day before infirms they sent me an email saying that they wouldn't be offering me an interview. Like, yeah, no shit. I had a good laugh reading it.
  7. You know what you conveniently left out? All the other stuff that is not the actual in firm interview or the logistics. Logistics are the least of my concerns. I can be in Toronto in 2 hours and have no commitments I have to schedule around. In non-OCI interviews are there ~40 firms each interviewing dozens of students over the same three day period, while each student also generally has multiple interviews? No. In the non-OCI interviews, do students have pressure on them to rank firms that they are simultaneously interviewing with? Generally no, because they aren't interviewing with more than one firm at a time. In the non-OCI interviews, do students have multiple interviews in a day, followed by maybe a dinner and reception? Again, nope. In the non-OCI interviews, do firms intentionally lead on students for days because they need a number of backups due to the amount of firms hiring at this stage? Maybe, but it's not nearly as bad. For the record, I accept and understand why firms do lead on students, but it's still not pleasant. That's all I'm saying about this. There's a reason why a mod has to come in and say the discussion has to be set back on track in 90% of the threads you're involved in, and that reason is definitely not because you're providing helpful insights that move the discussion forward.
  8. So your reaction is to argue semantics? How constructive and helpful of you. Thanks so much. You know what I meant.
  9. There's a big difference between something being procedurally easy, like getting a list of employers and having them have a set time to call you, and something being easy to go through. You're smart enough to know that, and I'm pretty sure you're smart enough to know that no one here is complaining about how difficult applying or answering the phone was. Or maybe you aren't, who knows.
  10. Is it too late to switch career paths and go drive a bus or something? At least bus drivers don't have to put up with this nonsense application process. I'd say I'd drive an Uber, but I spent all my money on tuition and can't afford a car. Honestly, I'm not mad. Just disappointed because of all the positive signals I got. Oh well, back to writing cover letters and probably more pointless trips to Toronto that end up accomplishing nothing more than costing me money and making me fall farther behind in my courses. Hooray.
  11. Here I was thinking that the email I got calling me a very impressive candidate and how happy they were to meet me, combined with all the other stuff during the interview, meant I was basically guaranteed the job. I haven't gotten rejected, but I'm now a lot less sure of my phone ringing after 5 pm tomorrow than I was 10 minutes ago.
  12. Fair enough. It's not exactly normal, but I wouldn't say steak and Sprite is offputting either. But, if one is the type of person to go over every detail and obsess about mostly pointless stuff when thinking about why they didn't get an offer, then it's better to be safe. Just for their own sanity. I'm now hoping I get asked if I'd like water or something before an actual in-firm interview so I can request a glass of milk.
  13. I mean, I’ll just drink the wine, but how does a sparkling water differ from a soft drink? I don’t think people are going to be going around smelling glasses to make sure it’s water and not sprite.
  14. I think the “official” name is still University of Western Ontario. At least that’s the name I think (read: hope) will be on my degree. Either way, you’re fine.
  15. Your intentions are in the right place, but we aren't in a position to do anything that is of much help to him/her. Diplock touched on it, and said it more eloquently than I will, but their best option is to seek professional help. I don't think I'm going out on much of a limb when I say that none of us here can provide that.
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