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  1. No worries - no bubble bursting happening. I know that grades are basically king in the recruit (although I have heard @lewcifer‘s points quite often echoed by our CDO, so the balance may shift a little this year). I’m mostly just unsure how firms evaluate UofT’s grading system in comparison with other schools - like, what’s a B average in P/H/HH terms? aka What’s the approx cutoff for getting at least a few OCIs? Does the fact that UofT generally has more OCI slots make this cutoff lower? It’s a bit hard to evaluate how good/bad your grades are with this system, especially given all of the COVID changes (winter term going P/F, etc).
  2. I know Ultra Vires publishes a piece on the U of T recruit + grades every year (I’ve actually helped work on it in the past), but it’s always acknowledged that the survey can be quite biased/not totally representative for many reasons, plus it’s just a bunch of anonymous numbers without personal context. As such, if anyone has any anecdotal experience with grades/OCIs from U of T, insight would be appreciated! Personally, my 1L grades were probably pretty below average (fingers crossed for better success this term!), although it’s tough to determine what “average” means at U of T and how employers look at our grades. On the other hand, I’d like to think I have a pretty extensive amount of relevant work/volunteer/extracurricular experience, so I’m truly not sure how I’ll fare.
  3. queen’s only requires one reference letter. i was accepted in the 2018-19 cycle with one probably-mediocre reference letter (from an undergrad professor who taught me), but my other stats were also quite a bit above their standards, so probably wasn’t too heavily weighted.
  4. I’m working with one of U of T’s clinics this summer and have been told that it’s looking like upper year clinic courses & small seminars will likely be in person (although with more remote elements than usual, and possibly reduced seminar length). Not sure if this necessarily implies anything for other courses/1L extracurricular clinics, but it’s interesting to note.
  5. I’m working with one of U of T’s clinics this summer and have been told that it’s looking like upper year clinic courses will likely be in person (although with more remote elements than usual, and possibly reduced seminar length). Not sure if this necessarily implies anything for other courses/1L extracurricular clinics, but it’s interesting to note.
  6. Just for a bit of a different perspective - I’m also just finishing up 1L at UofT. To start - I 100% don’t regret my decision to come here. I didn’t apply to Osgoode, but the people, (most) professors, and community at UofT have far surpassed my expectations (although the admin isn’t without controversy, but I’m sure that’s the same at many law schools). My experiences with extracurriculars and clubs have been excellent, and financial aid was generous enough for tuition to be bearable. Networking is the bane of my existence, but there was definitely an abundance of opportunities for it. And I say all of this as one of the few that has 0 plans to go into corporate law! However, I’m one of the unlucky few that still hasn’t landed a summer job (with COVID being partially to blame, had a couple interviews cancelled because of it - both non-law related though). I applied to essentially every law school recruit position + anything posted on UTLC, and landed a whopping 0 interviews (and have a couple of friends in the same boat). I’m not at all saying I deserved any interviews, but there can definitely be a downside to attending the top law school - the competition for jobs within it is very real (for reference - my grades were average (not straight Ps but not straight H/HHs) and my resume is also probably average for a UofT law student). However, I am doing some really interesting volunteer work this summer, and will be applying for the new faculty-funded RA positions (fingers crossed!). And this is also not to say that the competition isn’t equally as high at Osgoode, honestly don’t know enough about their recruit process to comment. Sorry for hijacking this thread a bit y’all (thank you for making it!) - just wanted to provide a bit of a different view, since I found the “basically everyone who wants a 1L job gets one/the people who don’t have a 1L law job choose to do so” rhetoric from the school to be a bit misleading & also wanted to remind any future 1Ls who see this thread that not getting a 1L bay st/faculty/law job is definitely not the end of the world ❤️ happy to answer any questions over here or PM about my experience as well!
  7. Has anyone heard from metrolinx? Can also add that I have not heard back from Fasken yet!
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