The 2L recruit is heavy on acronyms. Some are employers, most are government: MOL; DOJ; PPSC. Others are procedural: OCIs; ITCs; PFOs. They came in handy when, one sunny October afternoon, I wanted to speedily recap this year’s process to my roommate: “Three employers sent out PFOs halfway through OCIs today!”
Unlike most undergraduate programs, a JD prepares you for a specific career. Whether you litigate or focus on transactional cases, whether you work in Vancouver or in Vaudreuil, you’re training to practise the law. But how do you know what best prepares you for practice?
Some start law school desperate to land on Bay Street. Others are dead set on fighting for social justice. And there are those who seek intellectual stimulation above all else. But as 1L wraps up, as OCI applications must be submitted and as fall tuition comes due, some students who weren’t at all keen on Big Law are starting to reconsider