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  1. I wore a button-up and tie for my onboarding zoom and the Directors of Ops literally laughed at me (in good fun). No one is wearing formals to work right now unless they have something with the court. I wear a hat in 50% of meetings so everyone doesn't see how bad my hair is. Just wear some regular clothes, but I would avoid anything very loud if you have video calls.
  2. I mean, this is purely my experience from working with my own law school's admin, but a significant part of the Dean's job is administrative tasks that do not require legal background or training. They were probably looking for someone with those kind of management skills to stop-gap while they search for an appropriate candidate with legal skills. Given his resume points in the announcement, this seems an entirely smart decision to ensure the law school has stable, experienced leadership while they find the right candidate.
  3. Toughest issues are the amount of bs that comes up in student politics because everyone at law school has strong opinions even where they are clearly wrong. Deal with that by drinking.
  4. Winter likely online as well from the same email.
  5. Yeah I've had enough professional experience to know that's an idiotic idea. 😆
  6. Hi all, so I've been at my summer position for a bit now, going great, love the firm, everyone nice and all that. After a very busy starting week, things have taken a turn for the slower side. There are quite a few students and not a ton of work to go around (not because the firm isn't busy, but just because all the associates are so strapped for time right now they don't have a lot of bandwidth to sever off bits of work for us to do and then spend the additional time fixing our errors). Consequently, I've had a fair bit of time recently casting about for work via email and mostly being told that I'll be contacted when something comes up. How would you guys suggest I fill my time during the day in these down periods? I've already made sure I am up to date on the files I have done work on, I've done some side research on general topics in the field, worked on a paper that will make the firm look good if I get any award for it, etc. I just want to make sure that when I log my time for the day I don't look like I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs. I'm sure things will pick up again and I'll have no time to spare, but is there anything else I should be doing?
  7. Toronto boutique I'm at is still on virtual start in May.
  8. Small groups are only for one course, the rest you have with your and several other small groups and one class is always the whole 1L group, usually property, so the whole small group thing wouldn't really be any protection.
  9. Yeah, Western students are weirdly averse to even going as far as the East Village which is where a lot of the new cool bars, restaurants, shops are popping up. Or downtown south of Vic Park. It's bizarre.
  10. Very few of the year long classes you have at Western 1L have a cumulative exam, and of the 2 that did my year, only 1 had any substantial focus on material from the 1st semester, so I wouldn't worry too much about the "year long vs semester" distinction, it's over blown.
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