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  1. As someone who has accessed counselling services at the law school I can give a positive review. I've only had experience with Yukimi myself but it is miles and away better than any experience in my undergrad- send someone an email, and you should be able to get an appointment within 2 weeks. In terms of helping with things that are law school related, I found she was helpful as well- though that was more on the career side of things (i.e. me not getting a job in 1L, and some other opportunities). Cannot comment on the exam deferral bit, as I've yet to have to do that.
  2. I went to a farm school. It was intimidating, in the first day of legal methods at U of T, to go around the room and hear that everyone went to McGill, Yale, U of T undergrad, etc. How could I, a graduate of a dustbag university, hope to compete with those who finished in the top of their classes at some of the best schools in North America? Especially considering that I was only accepted in the last round of admissions at Toronto... You realize relatively quickly that that means jack shit when you're in it. Wherever you have been accepted, you have earned your spot. You will not be punching out of your weight class. You have just as much of a chance as anyone else. Do not be intimated because other people did well at "top schools". You ended up in the same place.
  3. I got my offer in the 3rd round almost exactly 3 years ago.
  4. NY Firms also recruit from at least the ONCA and the SCC. Cannot speak to other appellate courts. Also have met people who (granted, at UT) got jobs post- 2L recruit.
  5. U of T has clinics for 1Ls (but a relatively limited number of spaces) and I don't know how many spots for 1L mooting as it currently stands (last year there were only about 20, but I think there is an additional moot this year). For what its worth, I got an OCI job with neither in my 1L, though I am taking a clinical course now.
  6. Yes, you can- at least with DLS, you are actually required to take the credit course (be it full time for one semester or part time for the whole year) after working there over the summer.
  7. I got in in the third round (2020 graduation, straight JD) with stats slightly below yours.
  8. I may be wrong, but I that one of the promise auctions items was resume/interview help with Ari Blicker of Aird & Berlis.
  9. ^Me as well. I have at least one friend who'll be on the street this summer that I will hazard a guess would also be interested in playing- our regular session became somewhat infrequent because 2 of our party members decided to do MBAs 😂 (will add, me and my friend are both somewhat experienced- 4e, Pathfinder and 5e for me)
  10. I can't actually help you, but in one of my in firms it did come up and it was mentioned that some of the lawyers at the firm that ended up hiring me did play together. So, they are out there.
  11. That balance will look different for everyone. I did a whole bunch of extracurriculars in 1L (did not make Baby Gale) and managed to land a spot in a for credit clinic via lottery this year. Apart from the clinic I've definitely scaled back the extracurricular commitments- basically just doing the law school variety show and tutoring 1Ls. Ended up with a job.
  12. This is me speaking from my experience (current criminal caseworker) but I think I've seen one 1L in the criminal office to date. At least in crim, there don't seem to be a whole lot of 1Ls doing casework.
  13. I only applied to two firms in the 1L recruit, only got an in firm with one (did not get job). Both firms gave me OCIs- they wouldn't have wasted the time on me if they didn't at least entertain the thought of hiring me.
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