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  1. The missus saw me reading this post and asked me if we max out at "level" 3. I guess law school is like an RPG to her.
  2. Just to clear up the confusion and limit potential damage... I'm the "get-it-done-as-soon-as-possible" type, otherwise I put things off until the last moment. But that's just me. Definitely listen to @barelylegal and @Ryn as they have a lot more experience dealing with this than I do! Good luck!
  3. This is just a rough guide. I'm borrowing it from U of T's website: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/jd-admissions/application-procedure#Statement There's also a link to sample personal statements near the end of the "Personal Statement" paragraph. Note that other schools might want you to write on specific topics, so again, visit their respective websites for more information! Also, check out this thread here: Good luck! Edit: I think you're on the right track! You can definitely start writing a draft for Part A now. Just make sure Part B doesn't change for 2018, if you're applying to Western.
  4. Good question, and I think I've made a mistake. You can put together a package now (e.g. write your personal statements if required) but you still need to wait for the application websites to open! Doh! Sorry! This is what I found: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/jd-admissions/admissions-timeline-entry-in-fall Based on it I'm guessing Late August 2017? Sorry and good luck!
  5. No problem! LSAT: You can definitely apply now and submit the September score as soon as it comes out (in October). Your application just won't be reviewed until then. Check with each individual school regarding the LSAT's they accept per admission cycle. (Disclaimer: I'm not responsible if you ended up missing documents etc., so do your research and check the schools' websites!!!). On the other hand, it might be helpful to apply after your LSAT score is out. You can compare your cGPA and LSAT with the data posted in all those "Accepted" threads to see if you have a decent shot at all. If your LSAT score's too low for certain schools, then you might as well save yourself the trouble and money (application fees) and just focus your time and effort somewhere else. Hope this helps.
  6. Pretty much now. The earlier, the better. Most law schools use rolling admissions. Yes they do. The lazy answer: check the schools' websites, and also OLSAS for all 7 Ontario schools. The lazier answer: Google (that's how I found everything). Remember, it takes time to order transcripts or have your reference letters written up etc., so I strongly advise against procrastinating until the last minute to send in your application. Good luck!
  7. I'll PM you about the position. They didn't say 10+, but rather "a few". There are 21 spots to fill, so 10+ would mean half the people reject their offers. We can try to speculate on the likelihood of that happening, but for now I'm just going to take "a few" as "a small number" or "not that many". On the other hand, I was assuming that whoever is next in the queue would unconditionally accept the next available offer, until all 21 spots are filled. That does not necessarily have to be true, so there is definitely hope. The catch, however, is that not everyone informs UBC of his/her decision not to attend, so for some spots you might have to wait for their respective deposit deadlines to kick in. If you're further down the queue, this could take some time.
  8. I meant to poke fun at my lack of options. The comment came about during a conversation I had with the missus, after TRU had turned me down but before I heard back from UBC. I was looking at the forum and I mentioned to her that it felt as though everyone here had multiple schools to pick from and my situation was just pathetic. She said, "well, at least you won't have to worry about that (choosing). Maybe you should even thank TRU for that." I asked a co-worker to look at the post and he agrees that the way it's delivered could make me sound quite vindictive towards TRU. If that's your beef regarding "unnecessary and petty", then fair enough. I accept the criticism, and I apologise for any offence I caused. I'm sorry. Point taken and I'll try to be more careful in the future. The "idiot" bit's a little harsh though. I'd agree with you a lot more if you had called me an ass or a dick or prick instead. If you still take issue with all this, please feel free to PM me. I'll be glad to listen to your grievance.
  9. Same here; just got the email, and will be accepting. Discretionary category, off the wait list. Labour union advocacy work, GPA up-swing, 165 LSAT. Special thanks to TRU, the only other school I've applied to this cycle, for rejecting me. At least I won't be pulling my hair out trying to compare and decide which school I should be attending now.
  10. Extra! Extra! The discretionary wait list has started moving! I'll be grabbing my spot. From what I've gathered, it doesn't sound like many seats will be available, but good luck everyone (at least those of you at the front of the queue)! P.S. Not going to bother with posting stats.
  11. Talk to Allard Hall directly and see if you qualify for the discretionary category. My GPA is even worse, but after a few meetings with UBC to figure out my problems, plus a couple of years of constantly working my ass off, I've at least got myself from no-chance-in-hell to the point where I'm waitlisted (with a decent shot if the waitlist moves at all). If you're willing to put in the work and gamble with your time and money, definitely send them an email or give them a call. Meanwhile, you really need to figure out whether you've got what it takes to survive law school. Whether you take the paralegal/law clerk programme or not, you must convince the adcoms that you're not a 2.44 student any more, and you'd better have some solid evidence to show for it. Good luck!
  12. Don't want to sound discouraging but definitely factor in the possibility that you could do worse on test day. The questions could be harder overall. They might be testing out new stuff (happened to me in the scored LG section before). You might cave under pressure. And so forth. Anyway. Just try your best to cover all your bases, stay calm, and good luck.
  13. Perhaps the problem now is how cost-benefit analyses can get in the way of our freedom of speech. There may even be a trade off among them. Messy either way. Not taking sides here, just pointing it out. Congrats on the job. Sorry for getting kicked out. All the best man. Don't forget to prepare some clever comeback lines in case the ex wants you back in a couple of months.
  14. Threatening to break up, that's one thing. I can understand. Not that I agree with it. Threatening to evict you on short notice, on the other hand, is a whole new level. Those are fighting words. Be a man. Do the right thing.
  15. What does your gut tell you? What will make you feel better? For example, do you want a social worker to handle the case instead? Do you want professional help for yourself? Do you want to tell your boss off? Do you want to quit the current job? Do you want to give up poverty law for good? Or do you think you'll be fine if you have a shoulder to bawl on? I really shouldn't be making such a list because this should be coming from you and it should be your own decision. This will probably give you a general direction to start with. Once you've regained your composure, you can always sit down and think carefully again (just don't do anything rash in the meantime). Sometimes it could be quite counter-productive if you're too focused on figuring things out when you're already upset and overwhelmed. Nonetheless, I agree with the others on the bit that you really should go out and decompress. Do something you like/enjoy. Get the stress out of your system. Forget about work, at least for the weekend. Just stay away from the destructive stuff like alcohol and drugs.