I'm hoping to get some feedback from fellow 3Ls currently in search of articles, as well as any other articling students/lawyers who have been through the process before. It's mid February and I'm sitting here with no articling position. I know it isn't time to panic yet, but I wanted to open up a discussion for anyone in the same boat about their plans/thoughts/feelings about the recruit this year.
I've got a few questions to start it off:
1) How is everybody's cold emailing/cold calling going? Anyone getting responses? I've sent out apps to every posting through my school's CSO, but no interviews yet. I've got a 79 average, 3 As last semester, good ECs/work experience prior to law school, had a handful of Bay Street OCIs/in firms last year - I know I've got at least a decent application. Anyone else in the same boat?
2) Any advice/insight about what to expect in terms of opportunities coming down the pipeline via CSO? In past years, do many firms still submit job postings for articles this late in the game/into the summer? Or is it mostly networking and knocking doors beyond this point?
3) Lastly, I know that I need to take this upon myself and start networking, cold emailing/calling, and digging something up myself. Assuming I still can't get anything in the summer - what are your thoughts on Ryerson's LPP?
Thanks in advance for any advice.