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  1. I plan on pass/failing it, but I don't have the ability to do so before applying
  2. Ottawa OCI's are about a week before Toronto this year - not sure why they went about it that way. And you think so? To me, the downward trend is probably a negative, as well as the GPA not making the B+ cut-off.
  3. 1L (Total) A- A- A- B+ B+ B+ B+ B 2L (Fall) A- B+ B+ B D+ School: uOttawa So my cGPA is a B (6.9). But my median is a B+ (lol). Applying to Ottawa and Toronto OCI firms. What do you think?
  4. I've heard mixed opinions on this. Some 3L's I've spoken to called a lawyer at every firm they applied to and made sure to name drop on their cover letter. Some decided not to reach out and kept their cover letters relatively generic, with the only personal touch consisting of a sentence or two about their interest in the firm's practice area(s). One student I spoke to said the lower your GPA, the more important it is to reach out and differentiate yourself via the connections you make. To those who were successful (or unsuccessful) in obtaining an OCI, did you network/name drop?
  5. Any updates on this front? Cost of living continues to rise in Ottawa, what about summer/articling salaries?
  6. Does anyone happen to have a summary of Professor Blair’s Commercial Law course? All the best,
  7. Got it! In case anyone else is interested: http://ultravires.ca/2019/12/toronto-summer-2020-2l-recruit-numbers/
  8. I came across a page a while back detailing how many students were hired from each law school to each of the Bay Street firms. I want to say I found it on ultravires or JDprecedent, yet I can't seem to find it anywhere now. Can anyone do me (and others interested) a solid and post the link to this mystery doc? Thanks!
  9. Numbers listed on NALP seem to be inconsistent with some Bay Street firms' websites, while many Bay Street firms don't post their 2L salaries at all. Perhaps we could create an updated list? From what I could find, Bennett Jones and Baker McKenzie both pay 2L summer students $1700/week. I've read conflicting reports about McCarthy Tetreault ($1700-1900?) as well as Davies ($1700-1900?).
  10. But what if it doesn’t work out? Isn’t a law degree a good thing to fall back on?
  11. Or is it worth it to finish my degree? I know I don’t want to be a lawyer. I want to go to acting school.
  12. Thanks for the reply! When you say it doesn't seem like a typical summer big law student job, what exactly do you mean by that? The descriptions seem fairly similar?
  13. Just curious, huge factor in the decision to apply or not - I know certain businesses like to get around having to pay students under the guise of it being called an "internship."
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