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  1. Mature Applicants Accepted/Rejected 2018

    Just following up... I did beat the odds and am at UBC now. Feel free to PM me if you have questions, although answers might be slow because of school. Two things about admissions though: 1) If you're applying for a second time, it's better to ask the staff in Admissions for feedback and see how to make yourself more competitive. 2) Seconding benjuryon's post on the first page... if you only qualify for the discretionary category, you probably won't hear from UBC until May. Other "mature" students who are accepted before that likely got in through the regular category, so keep calm and wait on. Good luck to you all!
  2. Past Exams

    Thanks FunnyLawName. I'm not a U of O student so I can't log in, but appreciate the link. I was actually just trying my luck and see if there is a secret vault of past U of O 1L exams lying around somewhere...
  3. Past Exams

    Hi! Now that exam time is near, I'm wondering if someone could give me a hand with locating some past exams by a prof who used to teach at the U of O? Please PM me if you can help. Cheers!
  4. Should I Drop Out? (ADVICE NEEDED)

    OP, I'm going be a prick and challenge you on what you mentioned here, in the hope that we can tease out the real issue about this crisis you're facing. In your first post, you said "it[']s not that I think that I'm incapable of doing the work involved, or that I think that it is too hard — but its a matter of me feeling like I am not interested in the law in the way that it is practiced." But then later you also acknowledged that "I have a very difficult time understanding them and their main points...", and "an excessive amount [of reading] is beyond what I think I can handle. I am also a very slow reader/thinker/writer, and so I imagine that will be a huge impediment." While these statements aren't necessarily mutually exclusive to one another (even if something's difficult, you could still be very capable), only you know how big of a benefit of a doubt you should give yourself over their interpretation. If you genuinely believe that you're perfectly capable of handling the challenges handed to you, yet you still feel that law isn't a career that will interest you, then perhaps asking for your tuition back before the end of the month will be the most cost and time efficient solution. The question then is, "what's next?" However, if you're simply choosing flight instead of fight, then I'll let you in on a little secret. You can find comfort in the fact that you're not alone (assuming that you're having some difficulties at school). I (also an 1L) am completely clueless and struggling big time too. And I know others who are in the same boat. If this is the case, I say be honest to yourself, accept the unpleasant reality that the expectations now are different from those in undergrad, ask for academic help ASAP, tough it out, and reassess the situation again in May. Good luck!
  5. Going abroad first

    I think you really should ask yourself why you want to go to law school first, and sort it out from there. If you abso-bloody-lutely can't settle for anything less than a legal career, then I think you should call up your target schools and talk to their respective admissions department about increasing your chances ASAP. If you're just confused (e.g. law seems like a great career so I'll give it a try), then go abroad. You might love it so much that you end up not coming back. This is just what I think personally, so please feel free to disagree. That said, some of the things I've been through might be helpful to you: taught overseas over 10 years ago after being out of school for a few years. Similar (and rather embarrassingly, worse) grades and LSAT. Spent some time going back to university to "fix" my GPA. And I'm a current 1L. If you want to chat, feel free to PM me.
  6. analytical reasoning help

    Because Long (which also means Molina) can have their speeches in the Rose room.
  7. analytical reasoning help

    So we have: 1) 1pm (G), 2pm (G), 1pm (R), 2pm (R), and 3pm, 2) M before L, and in the same room, 3) Z starts at the same time or before X and Y, and 4) If L(G), then Z(R) and X(R). What rule #3 really tells you is that Z cannot start later than 1pm. Then refer to rule #2. It tells you one of M and L cannot start before 2pm. This should give you a big hint for question #4. For question #5, do what Trew suggests. Also, since X is at 3pm, X is the flexible one. You can pretty much eliminate answers B, C and D right away. Focus on ML vs. ZY here. Yes, take note of rule #4. But it doesn't mean you have to put L in room G and force Z and X into R (e.g. G: ZYX, R: ML, OR!!! G: ZY, R: MLX!!).
  8. Getting back into (another?) school

    Definitely talk to your school, and ask them what you need to do to have a shot of getting re-admitted. Also ask them what concerns they have regarding your case, and how you can demonstrate that you've got everything covered and will be successful academically this time around. You might even want to have a chat with admissions face-to-face, but ask to book an appointment first. Talk to other schools too, but don't do it in a way that you end up overwhelming yourself. Good luck!
  9. 0Ls: do this.

    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.
  10. How does the application process work?

    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!
  11. How does the application process work?

    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.
  12. How does the application process work?

    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!
  13. How does the application process work?

    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.
  14. How does the application process work?

    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!
  15. 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.