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  1. When a 0L starts name dropping firms.
  2. I've noticed this too. Reminds me of a message I got from one of these 0Ls with a narrow view of success. "There it is. There we go. And yet you still waste your life perusing these forums well into your first year of law school...I don’t know how many summer students at Blakes or Osler wasted any time on this site past their first day in class but I’d have to imagine it’s close to zero." - An actual quote
  3. Is this the same for all junior partners or is it for just those in LEL from your experience?
  4. Buddy these are the types of people that apply and end up going to law school. For the most part, everyone stresses about the little details of everything they do. That's kind of the nature of profession from what I've gathered as a 1L far. Little details matter. That being said, I get where you're coming from since sharing those particular details won't change anything for those who applied this year, but it will for those applying next year and so on. Also, if you have the opportunity of giving someone else some semblance of closure regarding their application and why they got rejected and so on, why not just do it.
  5. Best thing to do is let yours profs know first. But I don't think missing one day in the first week will mess you up or anything. I missed the entire first week in my 1L because I was out of the country and I don't think it affected my learning.
  6. Right there with you. It's been a shit year. I can't really blame the administration at UofT, they seem to have tried to make the best out of the situation imo. Either way, glad it will be over soon. I take solace in the fact that from what I hear, law school is nothing like actual practice.
  7. Medical Malpractice is a niche of Personal Injury which is an area of law you can probably get into from any law school in Ontario without much resistance (because of your school) so it's probably in your best interest to go for the cheapest option you have available.
  8. UofT said in general that they are planning primarily in person classes for the fall. Nothing official said by the faculty of law however.
  9. It appears that this report has more employers listed than previous years. That might be why. I am not sure why they included CCParteners which is an employment boutique located in Brampton and Pallett Valo which is a firm located in Mississauga. Just an observation. Not sure if it's what made the difference however.
  10. I get this and I'm only going to say this because of the potential of future readers reading this since it's probably no longer applicable to your situation. But if anyone goes through something like this (family tragedy) during 1L, or is dealing with burnout, (I don't mean to equate these two) ask the administration of your law school if you could defer 1L until next year even if you're in the middle of 1L. A friend of mine did this and I know of several others in my class that did this as well. Obviously earlier in the semester the better, but not like you can predict something like this happening. It's miles better than a 1 year gap in the middle of law school.
  11. Aside from the fact that you did have some resistance from family about going elsewhere for law school, I always wonder if people who only apply to one school actually want to be lawyers or are they just pursuing the prestige of law degree from x school. Naturally, if you want to be a lawyer, you would apply broadly to increase your chances of becoming a lawyer.
  12. Most people going to law school are going right after their undergrad and have little to no savings.
  13. For a 3 hour exam I wrote anywhere between 4000-6000 words. Expect to be writing for almost the entire 3 hours minus the time you need to read the questions and come up with a rough outline of what you're going to be talking about.
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