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  1. Deadpool

    Tips on "getting into" Intellectual Property law

    Thoughts on this?
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    Ryerson Law by 2020 - Letter of Intent

    I know a few people who came out of Lakehead and they're all working in Toronto, one at a Biglaw firm and the others in corporate/commercial and civil litigation. Why can't we try to find a solution to reduce law school fees with the schools that we currently have and promote access to justice issues? Why else was I forced to take Ethical lawyering and now, Indigenous law, at Osgoode? Ryerson law tuition was supposed to be 20k/year, so I really don't see how that fixes this access to justice issue you're talking about. The way I see it, most students who went there would have still came out with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, and tried to get a well-paying job in Toronto.
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    Non-OCI Recruit - 2019 Toronto 2L Summer

    What is your future practice area interest? Keep in mind that the majority of positions in the articling recruit are litigation focused (personal injury and insurance primarily), so you would have a better chance of landing something with a 2L litigation-y job. However, the research position would look better for your future practice area if it's not a litigation-y area.
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    Would BigLaw firms care if...

    Sounds like a 12 year old's mentality. There's law school drama, then there's your career prospects and life as a lawyer and member of the bar coming out of law school. If this is the reputation you want to carry with you outside of law school, then know that a lot of people are not going to want to be involved with you. From your post history, I see that you were not successful during OCIs, so are you going email these pictures to the firm/s from an anonymous account - or do you at least have the balls to go to them physically with hard-printed copies of the photos, knock on their doors, ask to speak with them amidst their busy schedules, and show them the pictures? Look, for anonymity's sake I can't delve into details, but a similar situation happened to someone in my law school, whose reputation became so tarnished after an incident that they ended up transferring elsewhere after 1L. Guess what? This person is at a seven sister. They still did well academically in law school. The fact that someone snitched on you to the law school administration has little to nothing to do with your career prospects and reputation in the legal community, as exams are marked anonymously, and OCI employers are not asking your school about you. If they want to interview you based on your application materials, they will. End of story. Edit: I see that you go to Ottawa, which has a class size of 300+ students, so not everyone there would know each other, to begin with, and more importantly, you had OCIs. So wtf are you complaining about? I went to Osgoode and there are lots of students at my school who had fewer OCIs than you. I'm sure they're not looking to burn other students because their career prospects are ruined.
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    Chances [3.45, 3.6, 163]

    I'd encourage you to go look at the profiles of people working in IP and tax law, in particular. Most of them have a STEM background.
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    Would BigLaw firms care if...

    I hope you don't plan on snitching on one of your peers. That's a poor way of starting your legal career.
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    Undergrad Difficulty Taken into Account?

    There were a lot of STEM grads in my class, so I would not say that they are underrepresented at all. In fact, I find that STEM students are, on average, smarter than arts students and more likely to get into law school, to begin with. My engineering friends came into law school with relatively high GPAs as well.
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    Windsor and Switiching Law Schools

    https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/programs/juris-doctor/jd-admissions/upper-year-exchange-applicants/transfer-letter-permission-applicants/ Decisions are generally made in accordance with the following priorities: Up to one-half of the available positions will be awarded to applicants on the basis of the strength of their law school academic records to date. It is therefore critical that we receive an indication of an applicant’s standing relative to the rest of his or her class. No fewer than one-half of the available spaces will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate compelling, compassionate circumstances that require them to transfer to Osgoode Hall Law School. Academic qualifications are not ignored in this subgroup but rather are used to aid in deciding between candidates who demonstrate comparable compassionate circumstances. Within this subgroup, priority will be given to: persons who must relocate to the Toronto area due to their own medical condition or that of an immediate family member; persons who would be separated from their dependents where separation to date has been extensive and commuting is not a viable option; and persons who demonstrate extreme financial hardship occasioned by study outside of the Toronto area. You sound a little insensitive to the fact that there are people attending law school with serious needs. My buddy transferred to Osgoode with a strong B+ average, but also had compassionate reasons in that he could hardly afford living expenses and had a wife and children to care for in Toronto.
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    Still no articling job.

    I see a lot of student postings for personal injury and insurance defence positions. You would be better served focusing your materials on these areas alone right now. There are very few, if any, corporate positions available now for graduated students seeking articles.
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    Still no articling job.

    Very sorry to hear that. It's a tough market. I know a few people who graduated from Ontario law schools in June that are still seeking articles. Hang in there.
  11. Yes, Fidelity was for 2018-2019. I know someone who interviewed there recently that graduated from law school already.
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    Automation Questions

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-28/jpmorgan-marshals-an-army-of-developers-to-automate-high-finance JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/29/19-year-olds-robot-lawyer-overturns-160000-parking-tickets/ 19-year-old's 'robot lawyer' overturns 160,000 parking tickets https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/05/23/how-ai-and-machine-learning-are-transforming-law-firms-and-the-legal-sector/#a406fb732c38 How AI And Machine Learning Are Transforming Law Firms And The Legal Sector https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/sandra-shutt/artificial-intelligence-3585/ Artificial intelligence http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/698344/new+technology/Tech+Central+Legal+technology+AI+and+the+evolving+role+of+the+lawyer Canada: Tech Central: Legal Technology, AI, And The Evolving Role Of The Lawyer https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/artificial-intelligence-takes-the-drudgery-out-of-legal-work/article36749161/ Artificial intelligence takes the drudgery out of legal work https://www.osler.com/en/about-us/press-room/2017/artificial-intelligence-canadian-lawyer Artificial intelligence – Canadian Lawyer https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/lawyers-could-be-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence.html Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers
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    Prospects at a Big Firm/Bay St after OCIs/In-Firms

    There are some employers that may take a few more students later on - Ontario Securities Commission, Weirfoulds, Blaney McMurty, perhaps some Crown corporations may interest you like OLG and AGCO. If you want to specifically work at a large, full-service Biglaw firm, then that ship has largely set sail. Their articling students are hired back as Associates for the most part. There is a lot of internal hires between these firms at the Associate level, but you need to either start your career there, or have years of experience in a particular area of law that they do (i.e. tax, securities, M&A, etc.) and built a reputation and client profile for yourself. It's good that you're being realistic at this point in time. Your post indicates some superficial reasons for wanting to work at a Biglaw firm. You're mostly just pushing paper and doing grunt work for the first few years in Biglaw. For the amount of hours you're working, the salary is not generous at all. In New York, for the same amount of hours of work, you start off making 180-190k as an Associate. I know people making just as much, or more, at small/mid-sized firms working half as many hours as they do in Biglaw. I think you should re-evaluate what about these firms truly interests you, and whether you're able to engage in interesting work and practice in any of these areas in a small or mid-sized firm setting.
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    Workload in UK

    The Queen's QuARMS program accepts 10 exceptional high school students out of the entire country! It's a conditional acceptance, as you're still expected to enroll in an undergraduate degree at Queen's University in the Faculty of Arts & Science, and complete 2 years of undergraduate studies with a 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum. https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/quarms
  15. https://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/youth-outreach/so-you-want-become-lawyer
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