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  1. If you were to place schools into tiers for Bay St hiring, how would it look?
  2. Is there much variance within tier 2? I'd imagine the Osgoode name may hold a bit more weight than Windsor. What about UBC? Given how selective admission is, do TO firms simply bundle them with TRU, Lakehead, UNB, etc?
  3. Are the committee members held to any agreements to maintain the anonymity of applicants? Or are things disclosed by the applicant in the application documents (grades on transcripts, sensitive information in personal statements, etc) now subject to casual conversations at the local pub? Thanks!
  4. I was surprised (pleasantly) by this as well. Please enlighten us with Hoju wisdom.
  5. I can see the logic behind that. Would the firms get the added benefit of hiring a mid-level lawyer for the cost of a fresh associate? Or does the lateral movement position the associate in their respective place on the lockstep salary structure?
  6. I wonder how much of an investment it is for firms to sponsor a work visa.
  7. Firms must have so many competitive US candidates to choose from. What may be the incentives of hiring a Canadian? What are some key factors (current firm, class ranking, experience, etc) considered by US firms when assessing a lateral transfer candidate?
  8. From cruising around lawyer profiles on firm websites, it seems McGill/UofT/Osgoode are the only schools with real (relative) US biglaw presence. Would lateral transfer opportunities still be mostly limited to alumni of these three schools?
  9. New York biglaw prospects for students in Canadian law schools are realistically limited to the following: McGill/UofT/Osgoode (nearing the front of the curve with strong ECs) 2L summer recruit. Full stop. Is this fair to say? Any alternate routes? Thanks!
  10. Off topic but have you noticed a strong correlation between this natural aptitude and LSAT performance? This is kind of a dumb question as law school admissions use the LSATs for that exact reason. But I sometimes wonder how direct the correlation really is. Will 170+ students almost certainly lead the curve and vice versa (with equal work ethic)?
  11. I'll definitely adopt a lower intensity routine if things are getting out of hand. I'll wreck myself as much as possible in the next 6 months before 1L starts. Maybe I can get away with just maintenance workouts for a year or so while I adapt to the law school pace.
  12. It really sounds like the gym is a non-issue. I think I overthought this. haha Awesome!
  13. That's good to hear. Was energy ever an issue for you? I think I'll have to cut out pre-workout to avoid the crash.
  14. Thank you for the advice! It's comforting to hear you haven't felt much adverse effects from maintaining a strong gym routine during law school. My routine is to load myself up with pre-workout and destroy my body with heavy lifting (deadlifts, etc). By an hour or so after my workouts, I feel mentally drained from the pre-workout crash and physically drained from exerting a lot of energy. This hasn't been much of an issue but I'm assuming the law school curriculum is much more rigorous than that of most undergrads (especially if you want to ace classes). Do you intentionally do anything to maintain energy throughout the day?
  15. Any bodybuilders here? How have you managed your gym time during law school? Is it possible to make gains while acing classes? Thanks!
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