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  1. Does anyone know if call times vary depending on location? I didn't apply for the southwest region so am not sure
  2. I got acknowledgement emails from pretty much every firm, just a "thank you for applying" type of email on the day I applied. This notified me that they received my application. I have not gotten any further emails from any firm.
  3. Thank you for your advice. I actually have not received rejection emails from any firm, does that count for something? Or do they typically not send rejection emails?
  4. I'm in the same boat, @InevitableReview uOttawa student with a higher than B+ average and decent (imo) extracurrics. Not sure what more I could have done but I received 0 oci offers too. I chalk it up to really tough competition this year, or maybe my cover letter wasn't good enough.
  5. Congrats! Are you seeing these updates on The Source, or on VILawPortal? I'm not sure where we should be checking
  6. Does it matter when you submit your application? I'm in group B and submitted applications about an hour or two before the deadline. Haven't heard anything yet
  7. hey everyone, hope you're all holding up well. After the pandemic I decided to convert 2 courses to P/F: contracts and legal writing/foundations. One of my academic references is my contracts professor (I couldn't write the final exam because of family issues + pandemic, but was otherwise an engaged student). I sat the rest of my exams and my grades are ok: B+'s/A-'s in everything. I'm scared that taking P/F in two courses will reflect poorly on me. Is this a well-founded fear or just paranoia? I have no idea what recruitment will look like or how they will interpret a transcript with 2 P/F's (though legal foundations is only worth 1 credit, so it did not have a huge impact on my cGPA. I took a P for it bc a mentor of mine advised me to). Is this something to explain in a CL?
  8. Just wondering whether mid terms grades are curved or if they are our original scores.
  9. Thanks for the insight! I'm having a little trouble understanding the 0.5 difference. If a 7 is a B+ and an 8 is an A-, what is a 7.5? Similarly, what is an 8.5? I couldn't find info on decimal points on the Ottawa grading scale.
  10. Hey guys, Received an assignment back where the curve meant the class average was a B+. Does being "above the curve" matter? Is there a significant difference between a B+ and an A-? I'm also hazy on Ottawa's grading scale. For context, the range of grades went highest up to 8.5. Thanks in advance guys
  11. No, I meant do firms ask for your last two years only, or your full transcript.
  12. Thanks for your advice! Follow up: do you think I should include my complete undergraduate transcript (from all 4 years), or only include transcripts from my last 2 years of undergrad?
  13. Hey all, I'm a 1L, starting to think about recruits and stressed about the amount of firms that ask for your undergrad transcripts. I didn't perform well in my first 2 years of undergrad and am scared it will reflect poorly on me for recruits. Do firms place a lot of emphasis on undergrad grades? Should I address the low marks of my first 2 years in my cover letter? Thanks in advance for the help
  14. Hey all, I'm trying to request a seat in a first-year thematic course that is full. I am currently on the waitlist for it. I wanted to know if I could email an academic advisor or the teaching professor in order to see if I can request a spot in the course. Thanks in advance!
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