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  1. I'm honestly not sure. I probably wouldn't, but it might be okay?
  2. I think the dinners are always for a set time, since they usually have a reservation. 7 seems standard, but I'm not sure if that's universal.
  3. Two friends from Osgoode turned down dinners during the 1L recruit last year and ultimately received offers at the firm they turned down (and one didn't receive an offer from the firm she had dinner with). I know upper years that got positions through the 2L recruit in the same manner. Anecdotal, for sure, but you don't need to attend a firms dinner to get an offer.
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Isn’t that kinda the idea when we’re talking hours in the office, though? It’s not like you’re actually working 70 hours. You’re maybe working 60 of those, and you’re maybe billing 40-50 of those?
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    What do you mean?
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    Revealing Accommodations on OLSAS

    You should always be honest with the admissions committee, including disclosing any accommodations received if they ask about them.
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    I'm sure you could get within spitting distance of 9 to 5 at a big law firm. You know, if you worked 8 days a week
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Actually, no point in arguing. I’ll let people tackle OP’s question.
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    Isn’t a partner at Davies definitionally privileged? I actually thought the ad was a clever play on the common nickname for the firm. If you have the reputation, I kinda like leaning into it while pointing out the absurdity (which is how I read the “play hard” part). But I think anyone seriously using the term is being tone deaf, and that would extend to the firm/partners if it used it seriously.
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    Thoughts about working at Davies?

    I’ve always loved the slavies moniker. The level of privilege and tone-deafness required to equate a firm that pays their associates $130,000 to start with indentured servitude gives me a good laugh. OP, if you haven’t already, I would recommend reaching out to some students at the firm to discuss. They’ll likely have a decent handle on the workload for students and young associates, as well as the pros and cons of the firm as a whole. In my experience, people are more than happy to discuss those issues.
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    Best time to take vacation during articling

    Disagree (though obviously, I would). It’s perfectly fair for me to look at the data and say that the Ontario Bar is a joke just like it’s perfectly fair for me to look at the data and say that the NY Bar isn’t. The idea that you need real world practical experience to assess the overall difficulty of a task is silly.
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    Best time to take vacation during articling

    Why? The Ontario bar exam is a joke. The only real reason to prefer the 12 month term is the extra pay.
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    Best time to take vacation during articling

    I just love this idea that you absolutely need two weeks off every ten months from your moderately stressful and likely decently paying job, and that the two month vacation before and the (likely) two month vacation after is just completely inadequate. There’s so much privilege and entitlement wrapped up in those thoughts.
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    Best time to take vacation during articling

    My favourite new genre of posts is the "this is why we have a mental health crisis in law" genre.
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    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    ITCs from Davies have went out to Oz, too (and can confirm the Goodmans ones).
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