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LeoandCharlie last won the day on December 8 2019

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  1. No you don't need to put everything, in fact it might be worthwhile to tailor it.
  2. I figured out which area of practice I wanted to go into after my 1L summer at a firm. Prior to that, I only had a vague idea of what I might want to do. Most law student I'd guess figure it out after working in 2L summer/articles. That said, I also believe firmly that there's no need to determine what area of law you're going to go into for your whole career. Law is a career that allows you to lateral around all over the place. That said, having a sense of what your first area of law you'd like to start practicing in is a prudent idea. I'm just saying don't think you've got the find "your area of law", leave open the possibility that it may change.
  3. Corporate law would be a good place. Corporate, real estate and estate practice will likely get you there.
  4. No. Many people have LSAT scores that don't come in until after the submission deadline. So, your essay not coming in until after won't be a problem.
  5. Forum non-conveniens gets me every time.
  6. FYI, read the LSO recruitment procedures for 2L. They identify your obligations as a student wishing to participate in OCIs....I believe one of those obligations is to inform all potential firms still considering you when you have accepted an offer. I'd take a look at those rules more specifically and, based on your original post I can tell you that the rules do apply to the region you worked in.
  7. I do not think any law school wants your high school grades.
  8. I have heard of one student who tried to do this with multiple Osgoode course and was asked to leave one of them. I knew of another student who tried to take multiple overlapping Osgoode courses and got away with it. This same student also took multiple York courses which conflicted with Osgoode courses and they got away with it (why they took York courses while in law school is beyond me...). Outside of these results, I'm not entirely sure what the actual process is like for watching and enforcing this rule. Perhaps it isn't even watched, but I'm not sure it is really worth the risk to just do it. I think that maybe if the classes do not conflict exam wise and do not do synchronous learning, you may be able to make a case to the Dean for permission to assume the risk. Outside of being granted permission, I'm not sure the risk is worth it.
  9. I’d advise that you really stop this extreme, unhealthy, and unnecessary stressing and fixation on your application now. Over the next months, you’ll encounter lots of problems and challenges. Bare with them, think about the best way to solve them and then do so. Do not let yourself to be consumed with your application. It’s unhealthy, of little to no benefit and not necessary. I know this comment comes across as rude, but please know it comes from a sincere desire to help you.
  10. I have received my final calculated amount, to be released when school begins.
  11. Osgoode would be a fantastic option. We have a program there which allows you to intern at the UN for a semester and have it go towards your credits for graduation. It’s a brilliant program and I personally know of multiple people who got into it! Osgoode also has many other programs/opportunities tailored around Human Rights law, alongside many professors who hire students for Human Rights law related research. Alongside the fantastic programs at Osgoode, you’ll find many professors there have backgrounds in Human Rights law and human rights related work. On the whole, I suggest Osgoode would be a great place to go to build your career towards Human Rights law. As for the logistics of human rights law practice, I wouldn’t worry about this. If you’re passionate about this topic go and pursue it. Temper expectations, but go pursue it. There is tons of different avenues of work that involve human rights law. If the UN is your goal, go for it but have some back up plans too!
  12. It is generally region specific. There’s some provided by career development offices and law associations from specific regions.
  13. Unless you know the specific area of law you want to practice is, I think you should just apply to general practice firms.
  14. Personally, I do not think high grades limit opportunities in firms as you've been told by others. In my experience, the markets which really value grades filter for the students with the top grades. In regions that do not value grades to as great an extent typically don't care if you're grades are stellar or not. In this regard, having good grades opens up opportunities in markets that care for grades, but have minimal impact on markets that do not care all that much on grades. That being said, during my 1L interviews there was a firm which straight up told me during the interview that they found it hard to believe a person from my school was applying to their firm. As such, there's probably some employers who may feel their time would be wasted hiring a student with good grades because of their own perceptions that you'd likely not want to work for them in the immediate or long term. As such, it may be worthwhile to show your interest in these firms when conversations shift to the type mentioned above. I'd still say these sorts of occurrences are not frequent and therefore are more an exception to the general rule that good grades won't adversely impact your opportunities.
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