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Everything posted by erinl2

  1. Orientation started today so it's unlikely.
  2. Check with the schools you're interested in. It may differ school to school. If you wait until the latest accepted date, and then you score poorly, you've wasted all those application fees as well as the time and effort of applying. Ideally, you want a valid score prior to applying so you know where you are a competitive candidate.
  3. Do it when the cycle is over. Make an appointment. Speak to someone face to face.
  4. This advice by @capitalttruth is important. If you plan on reapplying in the next cycle, you should be addressing any shortfalls in your application package prior to the deadline. Applying again with the same app details is likely to bring the same disappointing result.
  5. Closing this thread. You have already been given answers to your chances question when you posted as @lawyeredqueen. Come on, people. One account per user. It isn't that difficult to understand. It's our #1 rule.
  6. Even double the time is going to present very real challenges when you're in practice.
  7. I have edited the title of your post as it isn't helpful to those who may reply if they are not aware of actual scores.
  8. If you are granted a leave of absence, you do not need to reapply. A LOA isn't difficult to obtain if you have a good reason.
  9. @diplock has requested that this post be added. I think it's likely to be helpful.
  10. I think there has been lots of good advice here and before this thread devolves into something none of us want to see, it's a wrap. If anyone has anything further to contribute to the OP, please do it via PM.
  11. This is yet another reminder that more than one account isn't allowed here. And when you start replying to yourself, well, that's just weird.
  12. Have a look at the Ultra Vires reports on 2L OCI hiring. U of T is usually around the 50% mark. The numbers on that U of T page are not solely for OCI hiring.
  13. Although I agree that the OP is worrying unnecessarily, 90% of U of T 2Ls do not get jobs through the OCI process.
  14. erinl2

    Dal vs UVic

    So did you not go to TRU after all?
  15. Already a discussion in the OT forum.
  16. There really is only one way to get the answer you need and that is to ask at your firm. I would not plan anything or make any reservations without clearing it with the other lawyers. You will likely have to work around their vacation schedules and they can certainly advise you as to how to plan around hearings, etc. I can't see two weeks in a row being an issue, in most circumstances. Three weeks in a row likely would be. I actually don't know anyone who takes three weeks in a row, but then maybe the people I know prefer to spread out their weeks throughout the year. I have had 5 weeks ever since I started as an associate and have never taken more than two in a row.
  17. For most schools, and all in Ontario as far as I know, you can only transfer after 1L. You can, however, request a letter of permission to attend a school for 3L but your degree will be from your original school.
  18. A reminder to everyone that only one account is allowed.
  19. So the 170 in your chances post last summer wasn't an actual score?
  20. The question asked was whether it would lead to increased employment prospects, higher wages, or an easier experience climbing the corporate ladder, compared to Canadian grads, and the answer is no. Even a grad from Harvard, Yale or Stanford isn't going to have the school they attended lead to any of those things as a new grad.
  21. I think that students often have this notion that these situations are somehow significantly different than other social situations. They really aren't. Lawyers enjoy talking about various different things, just like anyone else. Don't stress yourself out about it, honestly, we aren't difficult! What do you like to talk about? Maybe you'll have something different that will interest the lawyer you're talking to, and that may lead easily into another topic. In my experience, the lawyers will likely be starting the conversations and attempting to make you feel comfortable.
  22. Any further questions regarding stats, etc., please send the OP a PM. Keep this thread useful to answer the original question asked. Thanks.
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