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  1. purplehibiscus

    Undergrad Marks and 1L Jobs

    Yes they do. And also for 2L jobs. much much more emphasis is placed on your law school grades however, so I wouldn't worry too much about your undergrad marks and employability. Not too sure about the effect of undergrad transcripts during the 1L recruit . I think if you get Stellar marks in first semester you should have a shot notwithstanding the undergrad marks. Good luck !
  2. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    Also went through the recruitment process this year and landed at my top choice. The process is really political but I still don't think candidates should say first choice to more than one firm. I think it may be better to act like you don't know what first choice means if asked that question or a similar question about if you would accept an offer. I went with something along the lines of, 'This process is so crazy, but I definitely appreciate how comfortable this firm makes me feel throughout the process and that feeling is definitely at the top of my list of criteria to consider in pikcing a firm..and I feel like that should say a lot to you." If they pressure you for a yes I would accept an offer, at that point, I would probably just say it and if they make you an offer you still have time to decide (if you get multiple offers or maybe feel like you didn't like their approach ) and if they don't make you an offer you know you what you could to secure one despite the rule bending on their parts.
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    How to deal with multiple offers after 5 PM today?

    You do have 24 hours to think about it. Just say thank you I'd like some time to think about this as it's a big decision
  4. purplehibiscus

    Career Suggestions - how much DO grades matter?!

    Regarding the competitiveness , are u sure your classmates are trying to mislead u? If you're asking about clarifying academic concepts, maybe they just don't know the answers either and try their best to explain this to u the way they understand ? The professor is the best source of clarification though and definitely won't try to mislead u. I think grades matter in that good grades obviously give u more opportunities and make u more attractive to a wider range of potential employers. However worrying about grades/the curve won't get u good grades. The curve is the curve and there's a bunch of people used to being high acheievers subject to it. I didn't see this fact about people being competitive , everyone just works hard and tries to do well. You just have to try your best and stay in your own lane. I think u should try meeting some lawyers that practice in areas u think u might be interested in and get some insight on what it's like to be a tax lawyer or Patents lawyer etc
  5. purplehibiscus

    Should I change into a dress before an in-firm dinner?

    Most people stay in their suits . The lawyers are coming from work and will be in suits.
  6. purplehibiscus

    Is the optional essay really optional?

    That portion is optional to allow space for people who have special circumstances that ought to be considered speak to them. In your case, not doing the optional essay is definitely not going to detract in any way from your strong application.
  7. purplehibiscus

    What are in-firm interviews like?

    Most, if not all, first interviews last at least an hour and a half
  8. purplehibiscus

    If you received an ITC email but no call after 8:45 am?

    I would give them a call!
  9. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    Dentons did send out ITCs a few days after OCIs
  10. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    I know of some people at Oz that got ITC at Aird & Berlis
  11. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    Really happy for you!
  12. purplehibiscus

    In-Firm Interview Schedule

    That may help. I'm also in a similar situation and I've decided on 4 or 5 because I want to be in a position to be able to come back for follow ups, lunches etc. Its even more confusing because of the fact that many firms have dinners as well and you can only do two dinners during the process.
  13. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    Thanks ! and just today (well yesterday now)
  14. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    Goodmans and Stikeman ITC (Osgoode )
  15. purplehibiscus

    2018 2L Recruitment

    These were generic email blasts. I did not get responses to my thank you emails from Gowling, but did get a personalized response from Blakes with a note to the effect that they look forward to keeping in contact, then I got a generic email confirming ITC