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  1. Hey! I’m not sure how much advice I can give as a fellow 2L that has just literally secured a job the other day but I wanted to chime in and let you know that I felt the exact same way after I was unsuccessful through the Toronto recruit. I did a few things to cope and work towards finding a job. After being unsuccessful, I compiled a master list of all the jobs I found through my school, Indeed or other recruits and spent a lot of time tailoring my cover letter and resume to each position. Like I mean preparing cover letters and resumes became my part-time job. I tried to make some sort of connection to each place I was applying to whether that was that I did my undergrad in the particular town the firm is located in or demonstrated interest in a practice area through ECs/courses. I also really kept my options open and didn’t limit myself to a particular city or area of law when applying. I found that this really helped me secure more interviews and after each interview, I wrote down the questions they asked me so that I could better prepare for future interviews. After a lot applications and interviews, I ended up landing a job I’m pretty excited about. All of this to say don’t lose hope. I felt the exact same way as you and I know it sucks when you hear about other people around you landing jobs. However, there are still more jobs that will come out between now and May. I’d be happy to send you my list of current places hiring and the interview questions if you feel as though that would be helpful.
  2. Sorry for being annoying with the posts but has anyone heard from Mann Lawyers or Emond Harnden?
  3. Momentum interview invites are out as well
  4. Thanks for making this thread! I’ve only heard from those two and I go to uottawa.
  5. I’m from uottawa, ours don't come out until Tuesday but I’ve heard from Conway Baxter and Perley-Robertson!
  6. I don’t know if there’s usually a separate thread for the Ottawa recruit but I’ve heard back from some firms today and I imagine other people have too. Should I post this here or under a new thread?
  7. @georgecostanzajr @QuincyWagstaff Makes sense! Thank you both very much
  8. My 2L fall grades come out on January 15th but I was wondering if I should wait on applying to jobs until I'm able to send out an updated transcript. There is not much I can do about the jobs that have due dates before January 15th though so hopefully that is not a problem.
  9. There are? I did not know that haha this is exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you
  10. I just feel very discouraged. I know this recruit is not the end of the world but I really don't feel confident in my interviewing skills after so much rejection. I also wish I did not get my hopes up after hearing that my top choice called all of my references to then not get an offer from them. I'm not looking forward to going through this all again but overall, it was a good experience just very emotionally draining once you invest so much into it.
  11. For government jobs (MAG), is the fact that they’ve contacted all your references a good sign or do they do this for every candidate? They contacted my references pretty soon after my interview. Also how late after 5pm will offers be extended?
  12. Quick question for anyone that has/is interviewing with MAG (specifically Office of the Public Guardian), do you know when they send out the presentation topic? The email said it will be sent to you in advance of your interview but I was just wondering approximately when I could expect that to be.
  13. Has anyone received an ITC from the Office of the Public Guardian?
  14. @TobyFlenderson you should get into Ottawa! I got accepted in March and I had a lower CGPA and a bit higher of an LSAT. Quite a few people with lower stats than me got in before March so its just a matter of when you'll get accepted. Good luck!
  15. Just to clarify, this could be true if someone is waiting on another school outside of Ontario but you can only select courses if you have firmly accepted your offer to Ottawa meaning that you are removed from consideration for other Ontario schools. I know this because I wasn't able to access student center on uozone, which means I wouldn't be able to select courses. After I called Ottawa I realized it was because I had accidentally provisionally accepted my offer months ago instead of firm accepting. Once I firm accepted my offer I was able to access the student center and select my courses on time. So there may be people still hanging on to a provisional acceptance from Ottawa (ie myself a week ago ) and they have not selected courses so they wouldn't be accounted for in the 246 number. Those people will have to choose by July 3rd though so that could also mean more spots open if they firm accept another Ontario school.
  16. That was what I was thinking too! I like the idea of the journals (and one less exam)
  17. Your determination is admirable @lindsn! Don't let other people discourage you- once you jump through the LSAT hoop you're in! Feel free to message me if you have any LSAT type questions. I'm no expert by any means but I was able to improve my score quite a bit so maybe some of the strategies I used might work for you too.
  18. Anytime! Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. I would be happy to help!
  19. Hi Sara, I took the self-paced Kaplan course when I was studying for the LSAT and I really liked it. I recommend it to most people who ask me about LSAT prep because I think it gave me a solid foundation of the concepts found on the LSAT. The reason why I chose self-paced over in class was because when I was studying for my LSAT I was either in school full-time or working full-time so I liked having the flexibility to complete the modules on my own time. I ended up completing the course in just over two months and then I self studied by writing prep-tests until my test date as Kaplan gives you access to every prep-test ever released. If you are also in school or working, I would probably go with the self-paced because of the flexibility and you are able to have access to the course for six months. I believe they will also give you one extension for free. Another thing I liked about the self-paced is that if I didn't understand a concept I could replay the video and re-watch the module until I had a better understanding unlike in class where if you miss something you can't just rewind what the lecturer said. However what I will say about Kaplan is that I don't think they do a very good job of teaching reading comprehension. They only have one module on it and I found that I was never able to improve my score that much in this section. You might want to supplement your studying by using other books like the power score bibles or 7sage for this section if you ran into the same problem that I did with not seeing an improvement in your reading comp score. Other than that I personally have no other complaints as I had a good experience with the course and I have recommended it to many people who are also prepping for the LSAT. I hope this helps you out! Best of luck
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