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How are you preparing for questions to ask in OCI and firm research?

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Are they related to the summer program (e.g., how does the flexibility in the rotation work) or do you plan on asking broader questions on the firm's strategy (Are you planing on expanding your mining sector etc) or are they more personal (e.g., Tell me more about why you chose litigation for retail supermarkets). Suggestions on where to do firm research? 

 

For firm research, what website do you use? I understand we can no longer network with their lawyers due to a blackout period. 

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2 hours ago, harveyspecter993 said:

On this point, is the embargo still in effect or can we contact students at firm's we're OCIing with?

I think it is until the entire recruit process is over

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11 hours ago, harveyspecter993 said:

On this point, is the embargo still in effect or can we contact students at firm's we're OCIing with?

This isn’t a thing. I’ve heard this remark from 2L students, which they’ve in turn heard from 3L students refusing to talk to the 2L student about the particular firm. 3Ls aren’t student “participating in the recruit” nor “conducting interviews”, or whatever the LSO rules state. 

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25 minutes ago, FingersCr0ssed said:

This isn’t a thing. I’ve heard this remark from 2L students, which they’ve in turn heard from 3L students refusing to talk to the 2L student about the particular firm. 3Ls aren’t student “participating in the recruit” nor “conducting interviews”, or whatever the LSO rules state. 

The prohibition is with students who are currently at the firms/employers, e.g., articling students. Current 2L and 3L students can certainly be asked about their summer experiences. To be honest, I don't think it's all that useful to be asking questions to a few students who spent a summer at a firm, at this point. 

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On 9/21/2019 at 3:56 PM, Newfoundland said:

(e.g., Tell me more about why you chose litigation for retail supermarkets).

I didn't choose the game. The [litigation for retail supermarkets] game chose me. 

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