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  1. Chances? cGPA 3.67 LSAT 147

    That’s not categorically true. I knew quite a few, but I think the caveat was that they went to renowned foreign schools and not a place that will accept anyone for enough money.
  2. Can you adjust these settings? http://lawstudents.ca/forums/notifications/options/
  3. Convert your GPA into the OLSAS scale here: http://lsutil.azurewebsites.net/ and it will be easier to give you advice.
  4. BQ et al. talking about Peterson — start a different thread if you want to discuss that. Let’s try to keep this on topic for OP’s sake.
  5. Workload in law school

    I can't say my experience has been anything like this. Yes, there are some people who do just screw around on Facebook all class, but generally, in most of the classes I've been in, people who attend lecture take it pretty seriously. I think it's possible that your experience has been coloured either by what you noticed (i.e., the people on Facebook may have stood out over those who were paying attention), that particular class and who decided to register for it, or Western's admissions standards. I don't think it's the latter, because from my understanding Western is a strong school with a good academic pedigree. But I can certainly say that, with some exceptions of course, my time at Osgoode has not held your experiences to be universal at all. I'll add this more generally: I am not suggesting that going to every class is vital, or that paying attention all the time in class is the most important thing you can do, or that reading all of the cases presented by the prof is the most efficient use of your time. Sometimes skipping class is the best course of action for you. Sometimes satisfying your curiosity by looking up an unrelated case while your prof repeats himself for the third time describing something is a better choice. Sometimes triaging the readings and selecting the ones that are likely to be the most relevant is the most efficient thing to do. Law school tends to present you with a lot of information that you cannot possibly digest in aggregate; use your brain and your experience navigating post-secondary education to figure out what you think is the best strategy for tackling all of it and do that. Sometimes you'll be wrong, but that's life and that's how you learn. 2L tends to get harder. 3L could be a bit of a joke but that is probably because: (1) if you worked in 2L and have an articling position lined up, you feel less anxious about school generally; and (2) you've been through two years of law school and you've got things figured out by now (how you learn things, what to read, how to take exams, how much time it takes to do certain tasks, etc.). You're probably also more likely going to be taking courses that interest you.
  6. Yeah I think we have a feature that if the URL is of a YouTube video it will embed itself. I don't think that feature's enabled for anything else.
  7. I believe you can only paste URLs to images. If you’re trying to paste the image itself it might show up when you’re making your post but won’t when you finally commit it.
  8. Workload in law school

    Depends on the school. Readings will probably be more than in undergrad, and depending on your former major, there may be substantially more than you're used to. For writing, at my school (Osgoode), first year students had to submit a 4500 word research paper for one of their classes in second term (that's about 15 pages), so it wasn't so bad. In upper years, it's 7000 words (closer to 30 pages), and you have to write one in both 2L and 3L. So that tends to be more work, but if you don't go for the directed research and writing courses, that is the most you would have to write if you went to Oz. Obviously every school is different but I think that gives you a bit of an idea. Generally speaking I would say that law school is more work than undergrad but if you graduated with good enough stats to get into a law school, it's unlikely it would overwhelm you so much that you'd be unable to adapt. I don't think it's anything like the difference between high school and university.
  9. I also think you have a shot at Osgoode as well. Depending on your B3 you might also have a chance at U of T.
  10. Getting ready

    Yeah that was my thought too as I read the post. But I mean, it doesn’t matter with respect to the questions OP is asking, as the answers are applicable generally. But, I will add this to the OP: as you get closer to applying for law school, you should know that the legal market in the US is vastly different than the one in Canada and this is probably not the place to be when you are seeking advice on what schools to attend or whether it’s even worth going in the first place. As far as I know, it’s incredibly difficult to find good work as a lawyer, insofar as what people consider “good work” for a lawyer (e.g., six figure salary, biglaw prospects), unless you graduate from one of the top 14 schools. And even then, the job market is incredibly competitive (more so than Canada) because of the glut of lawyers. Canada’s legal profession is heavily regulated and entrance is quite restricted (though there are problems with too many lawyers in many parts of the country, but not nearly to the same scale as the US). Conversely, in the US there are few barriers to entry (except for money, but even that can be overcome with government-backed student loans), so you will have to contend with all of them when looking for work. Anyway, that’s a ways off but I wanted to bring your attention to it so you can ruminate on it while you make your way through undergrad. A US-based forum can probably provide you with more details on the above, or correct any inaccuracies I may have inadvertently included.
  11. It's doubtful that holding a seat and then declining it in favour of another offer, should you receive one, is going to negatively affect your application at the other school. Ontario has combated against this via the OLSAS process (it's simply an administrative burden on the law schools, as they aren't sure their classes are locked in until very late in the year), but for schools outside of Ontario, they still have to deal with this sort of thing. I don't think doing it is frowned upon necessarily — absent something like a conditional accept in Ontario, there isn't much of an option for people who are still waiting on their other applications. You, of course, will forfeit your deposit, I think that's understood.
  12. http://lsutil.azurewebsites.net/ to convert to a 4.0 OLSAS scale
  13. Conditional Offer

    I think conditional offers are usually contingent upon finishing a degree, not maintaining a certain GPA. That said, be aware that offers can be withdrawn, so I wouldn't, like, fail in my final term and stuff.
  14. Also works for me, and I use Chrome. Try holding Ctrl (or was it Shift? -- try both separately) and clicking the Refresh button to force a complete reload of the page (i.e., bypass your cache). I've had that work for me before on other sites that seemed broken.
  15. This website is not going to do your homework.