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  1. UofT: very very unlikely. Osgoode: 50\50 All others: Likely to very likely. I think you'll get at least one offer for sure if you write a decent personal statement.
  2. Luck and\or nepotism are probably your best bet at that point. But having a B+ average puts you in a good spot to be competitive during the process. But Biglaw isn't the be-all, end-all of the law profession.
  3. No. It's generally not a good idea to waste valuable real estate on your cover letter explaining poor grades. First, you may draw their attention to that fact that they may not have noticed. Second, it's undergrad... law school grades take precedence over undergrad. If you did well so far in law school, don't worry about your undergrad grades. Third, there's really no good explanation for bad grades apart from some serious external factor, and very few people can make that claim in a credible way. But again, I wouldn't bother talking about it. Talk about why you would make a good fit for the firm; don't try to explain away why they should overlook bad grades. Some recruiters may (very rarely) suggest a supplemental letter to explain away why you performed poorly academically, but not many do. Visit your counselor for specific advice.
  4. UofT, so I'm assuming they had OCIs? I'm not sure because I didn't have an OCI with KPMG. Maybe someone else can chime in and confirm if KPMG did OCIs at UofT?
  5. Friends telling me KPMG sent out ITCs.
  6. I have heard of Osler ITC UofT this morning.
  7. Maybe this is a good thing to bring up to the LSO when they issue guidelines and rules for the OCI process? Just ban them altogether. Then students and firms won't have to deal with the issue. Our CDO said that we should strongly consider sending thank-you notes in our OCI guide, which is why people are doing it. I thought it was a norm that everyone follows, and not doing so would look bad (ie. Lack of interest as someone above mentioned).
  8. I wouldn't do so. Perhaps this is a way for them to express themselves so not as to bottle up that anxiety to cause them further stress. @Newfoundland: But please, don't microanalyze everything. It's not worth the added stress. You're reading into things way too much. Try to do something that isn't related to OCIs to relax. There is nothing more you can do to affect the outcome of what is about to happen. Focus on getting rest and enjoy this long weekend with friends and family!
  9. Word from people that UofT ITCs for McMillan got sent out.
  10. It's much better to have the 160 score on your application. But if your GPA is just above median, and your (highest) LSAT a 15X or 160, there is not a high chance that you will get into UofT law with those stats.
  11. I'd caution against it simply because you don't have a lot of characters\space to work with. You have enough for about 5-6 paragraphs, and sometimes much less for schools like Osgoode. If you write the personal statement well with some unifying theme throughout it, the admit committee will be able to draw out the main points from it. Save the use of headings for your final exams in law school.
  12. I certainly haven't heard of anything like that in Ontario. Ontario is only needs-based.
  13. Unfortunately, that's the most likely outcome.
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