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  1. I had low undergrad grades (I think my cGPA was around what your's is) and have pretty decent law school grades and it's never been an issue. I guess it may come up in clerkship interviews but no one in the 1L or 2L recruit brought it up. Some of this is probably dependent on how well you do in law school, though, which is difficult to predict.
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    Clerkships 2019

    Did SCC offers go out yesterday or did they start today?
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    Clerkships 2019

    I know that offers to Dal have gone out.
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    Clerkships 2019

    who are the two judges, if you don't mind sharing?
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    Clerkships 2019

    From what I hear, they just give you a time and date and you have no input at all.
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    Using LOC to pay off OSAP??

    Because private bank LOCs aren't given under the act? It's not about whether they fit under the act, it about whether you received the loans under the act.
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    Using LOC to pay off OSAP??

    Look at the first line--you can only deduct the loan if it was granted under federal or provincial student loan acts.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    A stolen joke, even
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    It was a bit strange, and I definitely bungled my second interview with them because I had no idea what to expect or how to prepare. One of my interviewers did say that everyone who makes it through to the second interview is intellectually/academically capable of doing the work and, at that point, all they're trying to evaluate is how well you'd fit in there (i.e. can you work in a team, understand the higher ethical obligations on/role of Crown lawyers in the system, that kind of thing).
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    For DOJ, it was more of the same but with different interviewers. There were no substantive questions that I can recall but a lot of behavioural and ethical questions.
  11. Yes, that's how GPA calculation works in most places
  12. What city are you OCing for? We had Vancouver and Toronto DOJ at OCIs and they asked pretty different questions--Vancouver (from what I heard) asked more substantive questions. DOJ Toronto was pretty laid back, mostly asking things like areas of interest, why DOJ, etc. The in-firm interviews (there are two for DOJ Toronto) had much meatier questions--basically they ask substantive (last year they gave us a case to talk about), behavioural ("what would you do if co-worker X didn't like you and didn't want to do work you assigned" or "talk about a time you encountered difficulty with a boss"), and ethical.
  13. it used to be on their website, although I can't seem to find it now. your best bet is probably just to call or email the admissions department.
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    Do OCI employers ask for criminal record checks?

    I'm not sure if this is typical of OCI firms but mine did not ask for a records check. However, the language in my contract included a clause that said the offer was conditional on not being charged or convicted of a criminal offence.
  15. this is the JT look you should be emulating