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chaboywb last won the day on November 19 2019

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  1. I don't know what you expect. The activities I did with my law school friends pre-COVID were "drink inside" or "drink outside". Given that the temperature is now rapidly dropping, and you don't want to be inside, you're not left with many options. Organize an outdoor excursion if you'd like, but the onus is on you to do so.
  2. I'm surprised to hear about all these rejection emails/calls. I didn't hear a word from the firms that didn't give me an offer in the Toronto recruit and I made it to the final round of interviews with them. I connected with some of their lawyers on LinkedIn afterward who asked me how things turned out, but that was it.
  3. You'll almost certainly get in. I had a 3.55 cGPA, 3.53 GPA, and 165 LSAT and was admitted in January a couple cycles ago. Entrance to Osgoode is quite a bit less competitive than UofT.
  4. This is a huge factor. I'm in 3L and dread each and every moment of work in virtual law school. It's isolating and depressing. Sorry you have to start off your law school journey this way. But know that you're not alone.
  5. I would say cancelling your interview with a firm decreases your chance of getting a job with that firm.
  6. There isn't a standard answer. All that is certain is that an ITC means you WILL get a call (they have to due to LSO rules), and a PFO mean you won't (technically they still could, but I doubt it has ever happened). If you don't receive anything while others have, it could mean you're on their waitlist - they won't commit to you either way, but if someone else declines you could get a call.
  7. I don't think replying to an ITC is necessary. I didn't for OCIs and it was not an issue. They will likely not leave a voicemail - they'll call back until they get a hold of you. It can get complicated if you have a bunch of calls and take a while to finally connect with them all.
  8. Read the avatar of the person you're responding to and your last two responses to them.
  9. It's risky because you could have a bad day and bomb the exam without a backup opportunity to re-write.
  10. Ottawa 100% online. One asynchronous class, which seemed great in theory but it is very difficult to convince myself to keep up with the lectures. I'm worried it will result in a huge push to learn the material near the end of term. The rest are synchronous. Getting pretty worn out by it. I find 3 hours of staring at Zoom feels like 8 hours.
  11. What in that post do you have an issue with?
  12. As a neutral third party to the debate about accepting and reneging - how is accepting an offer to return and then "secretly" doing the recruit any different than applying for new jobs while already employed? I'm just curious whether there is some different employment law principle I'm missing here, or if it's purely about reputation.
  13. When I wrote and was waiting for my result, I'd have moments where I felt like I must have bombed and would be lucky to get a 155. Other moments I'd feel like I had nailed it and would easily get a 170. Ended up with a 165 which I was more than happy with. The moral of the story is you can't predict it and the best thing you can do is relax until you see the result.
  14. I don't think you're out of your mind for thinking you had a chance. But... average (above average? I don't know much about McGill's grading), generic cover letters, zero connection to Alberta, and only ten applications* in a competitive year. You don't sound like a particularly strong candidate for this recruit. I see no reason that this will hold you back from the Toronto or Vancouver recruits, as those markets require less of a connection. Do your research, tailor your cover letters, and get strong Fall grades. Start preparing those letters now so that you can apply widely but not stretch yourself too thin by coming off as generic. I wasn't the strongest candidate so I applied to about 60 positions for the Toronto recruit. That lead to 12 OCIs and one non-OCI interview offer. Applying to that many firms felt silly at the time, but given that my conversion rate was only about 20%, I'm certainly glad I did. Good luck and don't feel too down on yourself. You have plenty of opportunities still. *I see that there were only 11 firms participating in the recruit, so I don't fault you for this. Just pointing out that it's not very many applications overall.
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