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Vancouver 2L Recruit Chances??


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Lawguy14
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Was hoping to understand more about my chances in the 2L Van recruit. Stressing about my grades but have rlly good relevant work experience prior to law school, was a varsity athlete and have a good summer job. I go to one of the Alberta schools. My grades are as follows:

Torts - B+

Contracts - B

Property - B

Crime - B-

Con - C+

Appreciate any and all comments!

 

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Legalboi
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I think you should get at least a few ocis if you apply broadly. Whether you are successful in getting a job will be entirely dependent on your interviewing skills as you don’t have the luxury of hiding behind your GPA if you come off awkward, unpolished, etc…

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Lawguy14
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46 minutes ago, Legalboi said:

I think you should get at least a few ocis if you apply broadly. Whether you are successful in getting a job will be entirely dependent on your interviewing skills as you don’t have the luxury of hiding behind your GPA if you come off awkward, unpolished, etc…

Thanks boi. What would you consider broadly? I’m planning on 40 right now - should I go more around 50?

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Legalboi
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I would say 40 is broad for sure. My recommendation would be to apply to every firm in the portal that you are remotely interested in and any other firm that you could see yourself working at that is not listed on the portal.

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40 is a lot but OP's grades are average.  I would apply everywhere.  Presume if you get more OCI's than you can handle, you can delete the least interesting ones of your choosing.  Firms have different views of softs, but varsity athlete is very high on the list for some firms.  I'd guess that you will get some OCI's.

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Lawguy14
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8 minutes ago, Dinsdale said:

40 is a lot but OP's grades are average.  I would apply everywhere.  Presume if you get more OCI's than you can handle, you can delete the least interesting ones of your choosing.  Firms have different views of softs, but varsity athlete is very high on the list for some firms.  I'd guess that you will get some OCI's.

Do you think it helps that I did better in classes that firms typically value more bc it aligns with their practice areas? Would I have a better chance at a litigation shop bc of the b+ in torts? 

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Dinsdale
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23 hours ago, Lawguy14 said:

Do you think it helps that I did better in classes that firms typically value more bc it aligns with their practice areas? Would I have a better chance at a litigation shop bc of the b+ in torts? 

Maybe on the margins but it's only 1L.  Don't overthink it.  The main issue with grades is they have to be good enough to get you some OCI's.  After that, it's more about your interviews and overall resume (though grades still matter somewhat and more at some firms than others).

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