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  1. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Thank you!
  2. 2018 2L Recruitment

    Dumb 1L question... what is PFO...? What is ITC?
  3. Oops... I was reading on my phone and absolutely missed that part. I would never recommend or endorse non-disclosure of past degrees.
  4. Let's do lunch.....NOT

    This site is quite handy, although the prices are in USD: https://www.budgetbytes.com/
  5. I think you'll be fine since you have a later degree which shows your academic capabilities and lots of work experience. If you are concerned, apply through the Mature categories which will place more emphasis on your professional experience.
  6. Going abroad first

    A lot of schools operate this way, yes. If you're on the lower end of accepted applicants, it will be even harder to get a deferral. Go travel. This is your last chance to travel for a year. You won't regret it.
  7. Chances? cGPA: 2.74 / L2: 3.34 / 165

    I am not sure if you can apply to the Discretionary category if your learning disability was diagnosed before university but I'm sure someone will be able to comment on that. A learning disability won't "help" you get in. If you can apply Discretionary because of it, that means the school will weigh other factors such as ECs more heavily and recognize the ways in which a learning disability might have made it more difficult for you to achieve a high GPA. A Discretionary acceptance means the school still thinks you're a great candidate but they recognize other factors may have affected your academic performance. Assuming you apply in the Regular category, it is going to be a waste of your time and money to apply to every school in Canada. Your CGPA will prevent you from being competitive at a number of schools that base admission purely on your GPA and LSAT. I definitely think you will get a few offers, but admissions are expensive and it's not worth it for you to apply absolutely everywhere.
  8. Thoughts on these law schools:

    UBC and UVic are on the more competitive side of things, with UBC having median LSAT and GPA scores closest to U of T in Canada. Both base admission on your index score, calculated using your GPA and LSAT. They do not take references and generally don't look at softs.
  9. Access chances? 173, 3.18 L2

    I think it's going to be hard to explain your last year, since it sounds like your mental health and disability were supposed to be under control at that point. Your LSAT is quite good but I would advise you to apply broadly.
  10. Oh, so a minor or a double major? Those are concurrent degrees, so your first major and second major or minor are part of the same degree (i.e. they are both part of your B.A.). They are not evaluated differently or separately.
  11. This is super helpful! Thank you
  12. The majority only count your first undergraduate degree when calculating your CGPA/GPA. I think U of A is the only school that takes graduate degree marks into account when calculating your GPA. Graduate degrees are soft factors at almost all the other schools. Edit: I reread your post and I'm a bit confused. What do you mean by second degree? Do you mean your minor or "second" major? Or do you mean a second degree as in a graduate degree or separate undergraduate degree?
  13. Pre-law Undergrad? (Business? Science?)

    From my understanding, science undergraduate degrees don't offer many employment opportunities beyond being a lab tech which doesn't usually pay well at all. Everyone I've spoken to who has done a Sciences undergraduate degree has told me you need to do graduate school in order to have other job prospects. Marketing is a much more employable as a standalone degree, although I would argue that no undergraduate degree comes close to guaranteeing a job nowadays. Even my Engineering friends are seriously struggling to find work.
  14. Beginner's Advice

    I would be careful about assuming you are going to land a 3.8 average just because you'll be trying harder, as upper-level courses are significantly harder than 200 or 100 level courses at most schools. Otherwise, good luck!
  15. No no, not you! You're helpful. I meant the people calling OP stupid... that's a little unnecessarily mean, in my opinion...