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  1. Good advice, I'm going to drink diet coke at every dinner and reception I attend to weed myself out of the firms that I don't want to be working at.
  2. Breathe. It's been literally 2 business days since the OCIs. I know for a fact that many big law firms have yet to have sent anything out to anybody (e.g. McCarthys). ITCs will be coming in all through until call day, and like others have stated, there will still be many avenues of employment once this formal 2L recruit madness is over with. It ain't over until the fat lady sings. You have a great career ahead of you.
  3. I spent a whole chunk of my 1L summer working on the legal side of climate finance/clean tech VC/ESG-factor integration and you can PM me if you want to chat a bit about it. I talked about it a good deal in most of my 2L OCI/in-firm interviews and tagged it as an interest, but I didn't really tailor or target that specific area of law because I don't think the full-service firms are really looking for students/first-year associates to hit such a niche practice. From my understanding going through the recruiting process, they're looking to see if you're more interested in corporate vs. litigation, and then within those two for you to be as general as possible. From a firm perspective, I think they want to hire people that they know won't be bored if they have to staff you on an M&A deal or project financing deal and not your niche interest. Also, consider that Canada in particular is the world leader in metals, mining and energy, perhaps the opposite of clean tech and climate finance. That's a huge practice for a lot of the big law firms and while not mutually exclusive, they probably want to know that you are willing to work in that field. From a student perspective, I want as wide a breadth of experience as I can get so that I know the ins and outs of different types of legal transactions (assuming you're considering corporate and not litigation) and gain good legal knowledge and experience before targeting more niche areas later on in my career. If you're only targeting this specific field, you won't have work - there probably aren't enough clean tech VC or climate financing deals in Canada to keep you busy.
  4. Fellow UofT student here - I don't think there's anything you can do to bump up your position, nor would I think an email of interest would help. Let it play out, I know a few people who accepted NY offers very recently and will be withdrawing from the Toronto recruit, so you can expect to see some movement.
  5. ITC Davies, UofT. Got it last Thursday, Aug 29.
  6. Confirmed, with firms that have raised listed here: http://ultravires.ca/2019/07/mccarthy-tetrault-raises-articling-pay-to-1900-per-week/ McCarthy raised to $1,900.
  7. Literally nobody in this thread has shamed or guilt-tripped or even apologized for anyone's successes. If merely saying that some people have it better than others gives you a clear indication of "far-left political correctness," then perhaps those insults aren't necessarily so unfounded.
  8. I don't mean to derail this conversation any more, but "work your ass off" means very different things for those who come from an extremely financially stable background vs. those who don't. It's a lot easier to "get into university, maintain a high GPA, pass the LSAT, get into law school, maintain good grades in law school, kill articling interviews, work yourself to the grindstone during articling, pass the bar" when you don't have to worry about financial burdens. utmguy is not guilty - he/she is just recognizing that he/she had it better than other people. No need to lambaste someone acknowledging that.
  9. The NY firms only actively recruit at: McGill (5-10 students per year) Osgoode (5-10 students per year) UofT (20-25 students per year, top ~30% of the class) Maybe UBC? So it'll be a long shot from Calgary, but hey you could throw your hat in the ring for the external resume drops and see what comes out of it. However, yes, I agree with @pzabbythesecond, you need to do more research on this. I have not seen any Califiornia firms on the OCI resume collect, although for some reason there's a Houston office of a V25 in there. Cooley (HQ in Cali) is part of the OCI collect but it's for their NY office. Canadian JD's can't practice law in California right out of law school so it'd be strange that they are recruiting from Canada (but then again, same goes for Texas).
  10. UofT definitely does do a B3 calculation for admissions, but if you apply in your fourth year of undergrad that just so happens to be your CGPA because you've only had 3 years of grades at the time of applying. @goosander you have to submit your study abroad transcript to OLSAS when you apply, but looking at the way OLSAS calculated my CGPA, it appears that those grades don't get calculated as a part of the CGPA. They used the grades from my first semester of that year to be calculated as the grade for the entire year. Not sure if UofT Admissions assesses those grades separately from the OLSAS calculations, but it's available to them.
  11. The grant calculator last year for me was spot on, plus or minus ~$200.
  12. Congratulations on your acceptances! Having this many choices is a good problem to have. If not law, what field of business would you want to work in? If it's finance/investment-banking, especially if you're thinking of going down to the US, Queen's Commerce or Ivey are by far the better options from a solely career-based perspective (and not considering personal circumstances, fit with the school, cost, etc.). But again - you haven't been accepted to Commerce and would be looking to transfer, and neither is an AEO a sure bet on Ivey so you'd have to factor that in.
  13. When you get into law school, your CDO will probably tell you about this but in my experience the 1L job recruit generally looks like this: - Ottawa does their IP recruiting in Oct/Nov - Firms/Ministry of Attorney General/summer clerkships/some gov jobs recruit applications due end of Jan, OCIs/in-firms during February reading week - (I think Vancouver/Calgary large firm applications due about a week after Toronto, but don't quote me on this) - RA/faculty jobs/clinic position applications due mid-February, interviews end of February - In-house and other smaller firms who are not part of the recruit put up postings between Jan and Mar, and looking at my school's career resources history, a lot of these jobs pop up throughout March and early April.
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